Messmer to run for re-election in state Senate

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INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, will run for re-election in 2018 in Senate District 48, which is composed of Pike and Spencer Counties and portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox and Warrick Counties, the lawmaker announced Friday.


“I am excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Senate District 48,” Messmer said. “I will commit to continued conservative leadership in the Senate, and I will to fight for the issues important to Southwest Indiana.”

Messmer, co-owner of Messmer Mechanical in Jasper, has represented Senate District 48 since 2014, and served House District 63 from 2008 to 1014. Messmer is chair of the Senate’s Commerce and Technology Committee, and is also a member of the Senate committees on Public Policy, Utilities, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

A Jasper native and graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Messmer previously worked for Dow Chemical and as a project engineer for John Brown Engineering in Mt. Vernon. He and his family are active members of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and he is involved in a variety of community activities including the Boy Scouts, Jasper Strassenfest, Jasper Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Sons of the American Revolution, and The Loyal Order of Moose.

He and his wife Kim have been married 31 years and have four children.

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