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State Lawmaker Running for Congress
And then there were four.
Republican State Representative Jim Baird has announced he is running for Congress in the 4th District.
Baird put out a news release “highlighting his years of service in West Central Indiana as a small business leader, local volunteer, public servant, and decorated Army Veteran. ”
He joins the primary field with former Pence aide Diego Morales, former State Rep. Steve Braun, and veteran Jared Thomas.
The seat became open when incumbent Todd Rokita announced he was running for the U.S. Senate.
Baird owns and operates Baird Family Farms and a Home Health Care Agency, which he runs with his wife and two sons. He is also a decorated Vietnam Veteran serving as a 1st Lt. in the United States Army, and was awarded a Bronze Star with V device and two Purple Hearts.
Baird currently serves as a State Representative from District 44 and served as a Putnam County Commissioner prior to his election to the House of Representatives.