Jim Harper has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Indiana Secretary of State. After law school, Harper completed a federal judicial clerkship in Indianapolis. He now practices law in Porter County. Harper serves on the board of a non-profit law firm that provides free and reduced-cost legal services to veterans, as well as the Hilltop House, a Valparaiso non-profit that provides early-childhood education and other services to Porter County families. In 2016, Harper was the Democratic nominee for State Senate in the 5th District. The Democratic nominee for Secretary of State will be chosen at the Indiana Democratic State Convention on June 16, 2018. The general election is on November 6, 2018