Jasper doctor running for state representative

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Jasper doctor Richard Moss has announced his candidacy for Indiana state representative in District 63, which covers parts of Dubois, Daviess, Martin and Pike counties.


Moss, 59, has been in practice as an ear, nose and throat surgeon since 1991, after graduating from Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine. He has offices in Jasper, Washington and Tell City, serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the IU Department of Otolaryngology and is an active member of the medical staffs at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

Moss was the founder of Bronx Bagel, a restaurant and bagel shop in downtown Jasper.

“I hope to continue in Rep. (Mark) Messmer’s footsteps of conservative representation,” Moss said in announcing his candidacy. “My campaign is focusing on conservative leadership that puts the people of southern Indiana before the special interests of Indianapolis. As a local doctor, I’m in touch with hundreds of local citizens every week, and I focus on listening to their needs and concerns. Likewise, if elected, I recognize that my role is to listen to the people and stay true to the values that we all share.”

Until recently Moss wrote a regular column for The Herald and he has been an active blogger, reporting on state and national politics. He has written two memoirs, one of which is soon to be published. He is married with four children, two of whom are attending IU this fall.

“I look forward to kicking off my campaign for state representative and interacting with the voters of District 63,” he said. “My campaign will focus on grass-roots politics, and the voters can expect to see me in their communities.”

Moss filed the appropriate paperwork last week with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office to run in the Republican primary for District 63.

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