Destiny Wells, a Democrat who previously served as Indiana deputy attorney general, announced Monday she intends to run for Indiana attorney general in 2024.
Wells plans to run against current Attorney General Todd Rokita, who announced he planned to run for re-election in February.
“I’m running to restore integrity to the Attorney General’s office because Hoosiers deserve better,” Wells said in an announcement posted to X, formerly known as Twitter.
According to her campaign website, Wells enlisted in the Army National Guard at 19-years-old and has served in the military for more than 20 years. Wells currently serves as an U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.
“In the military I found what many of us are looking for: a steady paycheck, health care, a path toward retirement, and the ability to serve my country and community,” Wells said on her campaign website. “And as a military intelligence officer, I have seen first hand the state of democracy across the world.”
Additionally, Wells has worked in several local, state and federal government litigation positions. According to her LinkedIn, she worked as associate corporation counsel for the City of Indianapolis from April to August 2020 and as Indiana deputy attorney general from 2018 to 2019. Wells also serves as deputy chair for coalitions and expansions for the Indiana Democratic Party.
Wells ran for Indiana secretary of state in November 2022, but lost in the general election to Republican Diego Morales, who was elected with 54.1% of the vote.