We are a politically diverse group of volunteers with a common goal of bringing Ranked Choice Voting to Indiana. We're able to put our differences aside and come together for the greater good that will benefit democracy for all of us.
Below you will find just a handful of our team members. If you're interested in helping and joining the team, get involved today!
Jason Torpy - Executive Lead
Jason Torpy is a native Buckeye transplanted to South Bend. He is a West Point graduate, former Army Captain, and Iraq war veteran. He holds an MBA from The Ohio State University. He is an experienced activist with nearly 20 years serving on boards of national nonprofit organizations primarily to secure rights for military personnel and veterans and to protect Constitutional freedoms.
Shelli Andrews - Treasurer & Executive Board Member
Born a Hoosier in the Chicagoland region currently living in Zionsville. I am a registered nurse currently working as a RN Health Coach. I’m a mother, wife, and returned Peace Corps volunteer. I was fortunate that my nursing degree allowed me to work and live in both Madagascar and New Zealand which greatly influenced my world outlook. I have worked as a health educator, advocate, and RN in many different settings, 3 different states and 3 different countries. In all of my roles, my greatest passion is advocacy. Our political system leaves people out. It prevents citizens from voting for who they want, creates polarization and a lack of engagement. I strongly believe that Ranked Choice Voting will encourage parties and elected officials to work together, allow voters to vote with passion and hope, and decrease polarization. I’m all in to advocate for Hoosier voters by working towards Ranked Choice Voting.
Adam Muehlhausen - Tech Services Lead
Born and raised in Indiana, currently residing in Indianapolis. I’m a Purdue University grad in Computer Science. I’m a partner in a small employee-owned tech company called Cirkuit Networks specializing in custom websites and e-commerce. I’ve also been a tech volunteer with the Indiana Green Party since late 2016 after canvassing for Senator Sanders in the Spring Primary. I’ve worked on multiple Green campaigns since and have experienced first-hand the difficulties, inequalities, and clear favoritism of the current Indiana Election Laws and processes. RCV is just one piece of the puzzle for more fair elections, but an important one.
Lee Shipman - Tech Services Deputy
Recently retired software developer residing in Columbus IN for the last 25 years. Progressive Independent who generally votes Democrat based on policy positions. Canvassed for Senator Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign in Bartholomew County. Member of the Bartholomew County Indivisible (BCI) chapter’s administration team. Successfully organized the 6th congressional district signature collecting effort to get Andrew Yang on the Presidential Primary Ballot in 2020.
Teri Ulm - Art Team Lead
Born in Illinois, raised in Louisiana, imported to Indiana. I am a US Army veteran, former drill sergeant, mother of a disabled child, and activist. For nearly two decades I was a paralegal assisting attorneys in many areas of law from complex civil litigation to criminal defense. I am a professional marketer and am currently working for a website design company in Indianapolis. I am the Assistant Chair of the Indiana Green Party and a member-at-large of the Circle City Greens. I was the Communications Director for George Wolfe’s run on the Green Party ticket as Indiana Secretary of State in 2018. Being intimately involved in attempts to get Indiana Green Party candidates on the ballot, I have developed a deep dislike of the electoral system due to the unduly burdensome obstacles minor parties and independents have to overcome to run and have their name appear on the ballot as an option for voters. I want to see RCV a reality in Indiana. It would truly be a better ballot.
Sarah Dillon - Live Outreach
I’m a typesetter for a CME company based in Terre Haute. In terms of politics, I’m also a Green Party of the United States’ [GPUS] National Committee delegate since 2007 [representing the Indiana Green Party]; foundress of the Vigo County Green Party back in 2005; 2 time candidate for Terre Haute City Council, District 2 [in 2015 and 2019]; was a senator with the Indiana State University Student Government Association from 1993-1997; and also a long time community activist in Terre Haute. It was through my work on GPUS’ National Committee where I learned about the concept for RCV.
Ken Tucker - Speakers & Endorsements
For better or worse I’ve resided in the Hoosier state my entire life. A graduate of Purdue University and life long advocate in Indiana in the areas of education, equality, environment, and election integrity. A dad, husband, former educator and coach amongst other things. I want to use my voice to begin to have conversations that will leave the people of Indiana with a more equitable way of being. I believe RCV is a means to that end for my Indiana home.
I moved to Indiana when I was nine and have lived in various places during my seven years in the U.S. Navy. I served on the USS Topeka (SSN 754) as a Radioman . I am now back in Indiana to finish my mechanical engineering degree. I am politically independent. I am excited to learn the process of making RCV a reality.