Dr. Valerie McCray

Democrat for IN-US Senate

Top Issues: Women’s Rights To Reproductive Care, Health and Mental Health Care, Affordable Housing, Higher Wages & Union Support, Student Loan Debt Reduction, Immigration Reform

Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid R.
Valerie is a mental health clinician with experience treating veterans, youth and incarcerated individuals, and plans to make healthcare—including reproductive health care—the center of her campaign. Indiana has not had a Democrat representing it in the US Senate since Joe Donnelly was defeated for re-election in 2018. This race is firmly Rep. Jim Banks’ to lose, but by nominating a new kind of Democrat—Valerie is a career medical professional as well as the first Black woman nominated to run for Senate in Indiana’s history—state Democrats are showing they’re committed to making the race competitive.

Profession: Psychologist

Work Experience: Clinical Psychologist, PH.D., HSPP, Reset Psychological Services; Clinical Director, MHM Services, Inc.; Lead Psychologist, Correctional Medical Services

Education: BA, MA & Ph.D, Psychology; University of Michigan