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Jon Ford's Biography

Office: State Senate (IN) - District 38, Republican

Contact Information

200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Full Name:

Jon Ford




Wife: Kirsten; 2 Children: Samuel, Matthew

Home City:

Terre Haute, IN



BA, Business Administration/Marketing, College Misericordia, 1991-1995

Senator, Indiana State Senate, District 38, 2014-present

Candidate, Indiana State Senate, District 38, 2018

Member, Honey Creek Township Board, present

Former Member, Homeland Security and Transportation Committee, Indiana State Senate

Governor Appointed, Chair, Indiana Arts Commission

Former Member, Veterans Affairs and the Military Committee, Indiana State Senate

Vice President of Business Development, Employee First Network, 2014-present

President/Chief Executive Officer/Co-Owner, All-State Manufacturing, 1998-2017

Principal, Edison Strategies, 2007-2009

Elder, Central Presbyterian Church, present

Member, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, present

Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Manufacturer’s Association

President, Indiana Leadership Forum

Former Director, Indiana Manufacturers Association

Board of Directors Member, Leadership Wabash Valley

Former Director, March of Dimes of the Wabash Valley

Former President, Swope Art Museum

Board of Directors Member, Vigo County Youth Soccer Association

Priority Issues:

I am running for State Senate to represent you in 38th District. My platform is based on:

Enhancing economic development efforts;
Increasing opportunities for work force training;
Providing the very best education for Hoosier students;
Maintaining efforts to improve public infrastructure;
Staying on the cutting-edge of energy production; and
Building the Wabash Valley's reputation as a quality place to study, work and live.

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

I am running for office because I believe the state can and should live up to the values of its people.

I believe in accountability at every level. Too often I hear people pass the buck, say there is nothing they can do about a problem, that someone else caused the problem and they can't fix it. We need to bring personal accountability back to government.

I believe in accessibility and transparency. Too often legislator become out of touch with their community and the people they are supposed to serve. I am accessible now and if elected I will continue to be accessible.