State Senator Mark Messmer of Jasper announced today that he has decided to run for re-election in 2018 for the District 48 seat in the Indiana State Senate.
District 48 consists of all of Pike and Spencer Counties and portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox and Warrick Counties.
In a release late this morning Messmer says he is excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of senate district 48. He says he will commit to continued conservative leadership in the Senate, and 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 2008-2014.
In the Senate Messmer is Chair of the Committee on Commerce & Technology, 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, Mark 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.