“Thank you for visiting my web page and thank you for your interest in my campaign. I am seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate in District 37. This Senate District consists of an area including all of Morgan County , the southern half of Putnam County including most of Greencastle, Owen County and the western portion of Johnson County . District 37 is currently served by my father, Senator Richard D. Bray. He has recently announced he will not seek reelection.
My family has a long tradition of public service. My grandfather served in the US Army during World War II and in the US Congress and my father has served in the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate. Public service is something I feel very passionate about and I feel it is my time to contribute and give back to the great state I call home.
I am forty-two years of age and have been married to my wife, Kelly, for ten years. Together we have two sons, Austin and Ethan, ages six and three. I live and work in Martinsville where I have practiced law for eighteen years. During that time, I have served as Martinsville City Attorney and am currently counsel for the City Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
The passion for public service was instilled in me by my family at an early age and I have been involved in politics for many years. I served as Morgan County Chairman for seven years. I served as the Republican member of the Morgan County Election Board for nearly ten years. I have been a delegate to the State convention each election cycle since 1998 and I was honored to represent the Republican Party at its national convention in 2004.
I believe the best government is government which governs least. In this difficult economic time, the focus of any candidate needs to be on jobs, but I do not believe the role of government is to create jobs. Job creation must come from the private sector with government fostering an atmosphere conducive to growth and encouraging employers to move to Indiana and specifically, to our own local community. To this end, government must keep Indiana taxes low and keep regulations to a minimum. As local leaders, we must encourage the State to give us the tools we need to foster this growth.
In addition, I firmly believe education must be a top priority for Indiana to continue growing and be competitive. An educated workforce attracts higher paying jobs and improves the per capita income of our State. This can be done by giving Hoosiers options so each of us can choose the opportunities best suited for our children. Finally, it is imperative Indiana government continue to exercise fiscal responsibility and restraint.
I would be honored to have your support. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about my candidacy. I look forward to meeting you as the campaign continues.
BRAY FOR STATE SENATE ENDORSEMENTS:
Indiana chamber of Commerce
Indiana Manufacturers Association
National Federation of Independent Businesses
National Rifle Association
Indiana Right to Life.
Paid for by the Rodric D. Bray for State Senate Committee, Jerry F. Hodges Treasurer