Photograph courtesy of Tamyra d'Ippolito

Tamyra d'Ippolito has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Evan Bayh. Raising awareness about and eradicating poverty are among her platform priorities.

News Release
d'Ippolito Campaign 2010

Tamyra d'Ippolito has announced that she will independently mount a campaign against Sen. Evan Bayh in the 2010 election. A tireless community organizer and small business entrepreneur in Bloomington, she has announced her candidacy through social networking on Facebook, Twitter and Indiana's political blogs.

The candidate's Web site acts as an information portal for her biographical information and political platform.

Registered voters can become active supporters by printing and signing the petition linked to the Web site. Her current challenge will be acquiring 4,500 signatures before Jan. 4, 2010, to qualify for the May primary.

"My mission is to bring awareness to the fact that it is the people who participate that have a voice."- Tamyra d'Ippolito

D'Ippolito is self-funded, and her campaign acts as proof that state reform can succeed through personal labor, determined citizen advocacy and community networking.

For d'Ippolito the campaign is about bringing power back to the people.

"I am running for Senate as a citizen, not as a politician," she says, encouraging citizens to take an active role toward a progressive Indiana. "To make change one has to become change. My mission is to bring awareness to the fact that it is the people who participate that have a voice."

D'Ippolito's plans for Indiana include raising awareness of the state's increasing poverty levels and the web of issues that created it, such as high unemployment, lack of jobs, no low-income housing, overcrowded prisons, badly planned infrastructure and lack of healthcare.

"Poverty in Indiana is prevalent, and I want it eradicated," states d'Ippolito. "Only with effective government where the needs of the people are top priority will that be possible. This campaign is about the future direction of Indiana and its residents."

Tamyra d'Ippolito can be reached at or 812.323.9005.


About Tamyra d'Ippolito

Tamyra d'Ippolito was born and raised in Indiana as an only child by a single working mother. (Greene County) The United States government financed her education with a B.E.O.G, which she is forever grateful.

"To make change one has to become change."- Tamyra d'Ippolito

D'Ippolito is proud to say that as a world traveler she has obtained two college degrees. Through her studies abroad in Spain she studied Spanish. With Rotary International she was represented as a U.S. ambassador for peace and toured six cities in the country of Brazil with a five-member group from Indiana.

D'Ippolito currently owns and operates Ragazzi Arte Cafe in Bloomington, Ind., where she supports local artists by displaying their works at the cafe. As a small business owner and colon cancer survivor, d'Ippolito understands firsthand the struggles of living without healthcare. At the present time she is on the board of the Advisory Committee at Volunteers in Medicine, located in Bloomington, Indiana.