Wiles announces State Senate District 20 candidacy
Noblesville Common Council President Megan G. Wiles today announced her intention to run in the Republican caucus to replace Senator Luke Kenley, who announced his retirement last week, in State Senate District 20.
“Hamilton County has been very fortunate to have Senator Kenley’s leadership at the Statehouse for many years,” Wiles said. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family and several community leaders, I have decided to run for the Indiana District 20 Senate seat.”
Megan Wiles has been an active volunteer with many Hamilton County organizations for decades. “I am seeking this office because I believe it’s important that we have local leaders serving us at the Statehouse who understand the challenges that are facing our communities,” Wiles said.
Wiles cited her role on the Noblesville Common Council as an important perspective to take to the Indiana General Assembly. “I understand how Statehouse decisions affect local communities and our citizens,” she said. “I am committed to listening to diverse points of view and ultimately making decisions I believe are in the best interest of our community and our State.
“I intend to focus on job creation, keeping taxes low, and making sure our growing schools and communities have the resources they need,” she added.
The Indiana Republican State Committee will oversee the caucus as Republican precinct committee members will vote to select the next State Senator for District 20.
Wiles grew up and is raising her family in State Senate District 20. She is currently serving as the president of the Noblesville Common Council after taking office in 2016.
Wiles also is the executive director of the Riverview Health Foundation.
Prior to joining Riverview Health Foundation, Wiles was president of Legacy Fund, the Community Foundation of Hamilton County, for more than eight years. While in that role, Wiles worked with community leaders to identify and address local issues and help direct resources to provide a positive impact in Hamilton County.
Wiles is a member of the Noblesville Mid-Day Rotary Club and DG Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She has been a community volunteer with such organizations as the Conner Prairie Alliance (past board chair), Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (cookie mom), numerous committees with Noblesville Schools and Guerin Catholic High School, and her lifelong church, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Noblesville.
Wiles is a graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy as well as a graduate of Noblesville High School and Ball State University. She and her husband of more than 20 years, Greg, live in Noblesville with their high-school-aged children Garrett (Guerin Catholic) and Grace (Noblesville High School).
Submitted press release.