May 5, 2020

Merrillville, IN – Today, during Teacher Appreciation Week, the American Federation of Teachers Indiana (AFT-IN) is pleased to announce that they have endorsed Democrat Frank Mrvan to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District.

Frank Mrvan stated, “I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the AFT Indiana.  Throughout my career in public service, I have been in our public schools.  I have consistently read to students, supported Title I programs, and promoted the No More Secrets and the 13 Reasons Why Not programs.  As your Member of Congress, I will continue to be an active supporter of our teachers and students, and I will continue to work to ensure that public funds are dedicated to support public education.”

GlenEva Dunham, President of the Indiana AFT and President of the Gary Teachers Union, stated, “Frank Mrvan is the clear choice in this election of someone who has a proven track record of supporting teachers and public education.  At a time of so much change for our schools, teachers, and online classrooms, we need someone in Congress who we know will continue to prioritize our teachers and students.”

The AFT Indiana is a union of professionals that champions fairness, democracy, economic opportunity, and high-quality public education.  Locals of AFT Indiana in the First Congressional District include the: Gary Teachers Union #4, Hammond Teacher Federation #394, East Chicago Federation of Teachers #511, Lake Ridge Federation of Teachers #662, Griffith Federation of Teachers #761, Whiting Teacher Association #1040, Lake Station Federation of Teachers #1395, Northwest Special Ed Co-op #3169, East Porter Federation of Teachers #4634, and PEPC (Hebron) Federation of Teachers #4852.

Frank Mrvan is a Democratic candidate for Indiana’s First Congressional District.  For more information on his candidacy, please visit his website at