Curt Nisly, Republican hopeful for the Indiana House, has received the endorsement of the Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance, or SAOVA.
“Nisly is a proven conservative who can be trusted to protect the rights and livelihoods of hunting sportsmen and animal owners,” SAOVA Director Susan Wolf said in a statement provided by the Nisly campaign.
SAOVA, a nonprofit group, backs political candidates “who will oppose the ’Animal Rightist’ (AR) threat to our rights as Americans,” according to its website. “SAOVA's members hunt, fish and own livestock, dogs, cats and other pets. We study political candidates in all states to identify those who understand and resist the AR threat, as well as those who are in the pocket of the Animal Rightists.”
Nisly, who lives in Jackson Township just south of Goshen, is running for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House, which covers part of southern Elkhart County and much of northern Kosciusko County. Nisly defeated incumbent Rep. Rebecca Kubacki in the Republican primary last May.
The Democrat vying for the seat is Dave Kolbe.