A Tell City man has announced his intentions to run as a Democratic candidate for the District 74 seat in the Indiana General Assembly.
The district 74 seat is currently being held by Republican Lloyd Arnold.
68-year old Larry Kleeman is a graduate of Tell City High School and Indiana State University with a degree in business administration and economics.
Kleeman retired last month as president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Hills Development Corporation where he oversaw 140 employees who provided services in 10 counties and 30 locations to approximately 7,000 people annually with an annual operating budget of about $14 million.
Kleeman also was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, graduating from the Indiana Military Academy as a second lieutenant, serving in Charlie Company in Tell City as an infantry and mortar platoon leader achieving the rank of first lieutenant prior to his honorable discharge.
Kleeman has served on numerous local, state and national boards, including Perry County Habitat for Humanity and the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the staff member of the year award from the Indiana Association of Community and Economic Development in 2005, a Distinguished Hoosier award from former governor Mitch Daniels in 2007, a Sagamore of the Wabash award from Gov. Mike Pence in 2014 and a Congratulatory Certificate from Archbishop Joseph Tobin honoring Kleeman’s service upon his retirement in December.
Kleeman lives in Tell City with his wife, Sharon. They have five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
District 74 includes portions of Dubois, Spencer and Orange counties and all of Perry and Crawford counties.