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A Jasper woman has accepted the Democratic nomination to represent district 63 of the Indiana House.

34-year old Andrea Hulsman was given the nod during a caucus held Monday in Jasper.

In a statement, Hulsman says she decided to run for the house in order to bring a new voice to state government. She says she has never run for public office despite having years of diversified leadership experience in serving the community.

Hulsman says she feels she has experience in leadership blended with the drive to bring good balance to the state level and feels that makes her a good choice to represent the 63rd District. She will be¬†taking on 62-year old Mike Braun, also of Jasper, who’s now serving his second term next November.

A graduate of Jasper High School, Hulsman also attended Vincennes University. She’s married with three children.

Until recently, she was the Youth Director at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper and now volunteers her time with the church in that role. She is a part-time educator with Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools.

Hulsman says she decided to run for the seat due to her view that the current governor and the majority of legislators seem more interested in playing political games than serving Hoosier families. She says she feels residents deserve better and need more everyday, common people, not just politicians, running for office.

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