Republican State Senator Mark Messmer filed for reelection in Senate District 48, which includes of Pike and Spencer counties and portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox, and Warrick counties.
Beginning in November 2022, following last year’s redistricting, District 48 will include all of Crawford, Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties.
“As a member of the Indiana State Senate it has always been my priority to keep taxes low, encourage job creation and economic growth, and fight for Hoosiers in southwest Indiana,” Messmer said. “With the divisiveness in Washington D.C. and rampant inflation, it is critical we maintain conservative leadership at the Statehouse and keep more money in the hands of Hoosiers.”
First elected to the Indiana Senate in 2014, Messmer serves as Majority Floor Leader, and chairs the Senate Committees on Environmental Affairs and Joint Rules. He also serves on several other committees: Rules & Legislative Procedure, Public Policy, and Tax & Fiscal Policy.
A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Messmer is co-owner of Messmer Mechanical, Inc. in Jasper. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and involved with local organizations including the Dubois County Republican Party, Kiwanis, and Knights of Columbus.
Messmer and his wife Kim live in Jasper. They have four children and five grandchildren.