Jasper Native Braun Is Making A Congressional Bid

A former Indiana lawmaker, state agency head and native of Jasper is running for Congress, billing himself as a “conservative business leader.”

Steve Braun, who led Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development until last month, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission establishing his campaign on Aug. 31.

The Zionsville Republican is seeking the seat currently held by Rep. Todd Rokita, who is running for Senate.

Former Mike Pence gubernatorial aide Diego Morales has also announced he is running for the seat representing parts of central and western Indiana.

A 1978 graduate of Jasper High School Braun attended Harvard University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics. He spent most of his career as a business owner and consultant and served two years in the Legislature before he was tapped to oversee the state workforce agency by Pence, who is now vice president.

Steve and his wife, the former Jennifer Schneider, live in Zionsville and have five children and three grandchildren. His brother Mike Braun of Jasper, who currently holds the District 63 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives recently announced his bid for the republican nomination for the United States Senate.   

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