Republican legislator will run for senate seatMay 13, 2013
From local sources
JASPER — Mark Messmer announced Sunday afternoon that he plans to run for the Indiana Senate.
The Republican state representative from Jasper will run for the District 48 seat, which will be on the 2014 ballot. Official filing for the seat opens in January.
District 48 includes Bainbridge, Boone, Cass, Madison and Patoka townships in Dubois County and portions of Spencer, Pike, Warrick, Gibson and Knox counties. The current senator in that position, Democrat Lindel Hume, has announced that he will not run for another term.
Messmer, 50, is serving his third term in the Indiana House of Representatives.
In that capacity, he has authored pro-life legislation and has been vocal about his support for fiscal discipline in the House. He serves as chairman of the House Commerce Committee, which studies business and economic development issues.
“Economic growth and job creation are the keys to long-term prosperity, not spending programs by the state or federal government,” he said in his announcement.
“It is my goal to continue to work on your behalf in the Indiana Senate as an unwavering fiscal conservative who will champion individual freedom and be a voice for strong family values.”
Messmer is co-owner of Messmer Mechanical. He and his wife, Kim, have four children: Eric, Laura, Madeline and Luke.
“We humbly ask for your support as we reach out to our friends and neighbors with a positive message about reclaiming the American dream for families all over southwest Indiana,” he said.
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