Engelberth seeks District 2 county council post

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Adrian Engelberth of Jasper, 42, has filed to be the Republican candidate for County Councilman for District 2. The district consists of Bainbridge 2E and 2W, 3E, 4N and 4S, 5S and 6S; all are in Jasper.


Engelberth said in his candidacy announcement he seeks to bring his experience with local, state and federal government in addition to his years of new consumer-product development to the council.

Engelberth serves on the Jasper Hometown Competitiveness Leadership Pillar and is that group’s representative for the Dubois County Leadership Academy. Engelberth notes his passion for public service has been expressed through his letters to the editor, challenging Dubois County and Jasper to maximize their potential and create a place that our children want to return to after their formal education. He said he joined the Jasper HTC and Leadership Academy to help realize what he has written about.

In a desire to hold government accountable to the people, Engelberth said, he was part of the initial leadership team of the Freedom Makers of Dubois County and served as their vice president from 2010 through ’12.  Since 2012, he has served as Freedom Makers’ director. Engelberth said he has continued to educate the public on the issues facing Dubois County ranging from local to national government. Engelberth has served as a volunteer for several candidates, including State Representative Mark Messmer, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, 9th District Congressman Todd Young and state treasurer Richard Mourdock. He is also a part of the Republican Precinct Committee in Bainbridge 4S.

Engelberth was born in Louisville and has to lived throughout the Midwest. He graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in Engineering. He met his wife, Angela, while they both studied at Purdue; they were married in 1996.

The Engelberths lived and worked in Chicago until the summer of 2006, when they relocated to Jasper as Adrian took a product engineer position with Kimball International. Engelberth is a product engineer with Kimball Office, working on a variety of new product-development projects.  He has worked for Kimball since 2006 either as an employee or as a contract resource representing his own business, Engelberth Engineering and Design, LLC.

His wife is a pharmacist employed by the pharmacy at Hometown IGA in Jasper.  The couple has three children — Elizabeth, Ethan and Ewan who attend Holy Family School in Jasper. Adrian is a member of the Christian Church of Jasper, where he is active in the service and fellowship areas. Through CCJ, he leads a church community group Bible study once a week and also is part of serving during Sunday worship.

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