Fortville, In. — U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran Stephen MacKenzie has announced his intention to run on the Republican ticket for the congressional seat in Indiana’s 6th District.“I’m running for Congress because we need true conservatives representing Hoosiers in Washington D.C.,” the Fortville resident said in a statement. “As your next 6th District Congressman, I will always defend the Second Amendment, support limited government and term limits, and promote fiscal responsibility. I’m a pro-life Christian with strong family values and I believe that economic growth and tax reform are keys to helping all of us live the American Dream.”The Fortville native says he is a “conservative outsider” and direct descendent of William Brewster- one of the original Mayflower pilgrims. “As a direct descendant of William Brewster, one of the original Mayflower pilgrims, and having been raised in a patriotic family, I have felt compelled to preserve and protect the freedoms that were secured by the sacrifices of our forefathers’, said MacKenzie.The field for the May primary on the Republican side includes state senator Mike Crider from Greenfield and Muncie business owner Jonathan Lamb.Reports also indicate Luke Messer for Senate statewide campaign finance chairman and brother of Vice President Mike Pence, Greg could consider a run for the seat as well. Pence the earliest he’ll make the decision is the end of September.The Democrat field includes Rising Sun attorney Lane Siekman, Greensburg attorney Jim Pruett and Muncie Matters Alliance founder Jeannine Lee-Lake.