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Brandt Hershman's Biography

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Full Name:

Brandt Hershman




Wife: Lisa

Home City:

Wheatfield, IN



BA, Political Science, Purdue University

JD, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2013

Certificate in Tax Administration and Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010

Former Majority Whip, Indiana State Senate

Former Majority Floor Leader, Indiana State Senate

Senator, Indiana State Senate, 2000-2018

Member, Governing Board, Indiana Rural Development Council, present

Member, Indiana Economic Development Association, present

Member, Agriculture Committee, Council of State Government

Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Indiana State Senate

Member, Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Member, Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Governing Board Member, Indiana Rural Development Council

Former Chair, Joint Rules Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Member, Local Government Committee, Indiana State Senate

State-Federal Coordinator, National Conference of State Legislatures

Former Member, Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Chair, Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, Indiana State Senate

Member, Telecom Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council

Member, Indiana Grand Old Party (GOP) Platform Committee, 2004, 2008

District Operations Director, United States Representative Steve Buyer, 1992-present

Manager, Hershman Farms, 1988-present

Private Pilot

Partner, Wilkes Innovative Technologies

Employee, The White House, 1989-1991

Member, Indiana Steering Committee, Fix The Debt, 2013-present

Member, Legislative Leaders Advisory Board, Grand Old Party (GOP) Political Action Committee, 2013-present

Advisory Board Member, Indiana University School of Medicine - Lafayette, 2011-present

Member - Dean's Advisory Council, Purdue University School of Agriculture, 2011-present

Vice President, Pi Kappa Phi Omega Chapter Housing Corporation, 2004-present

Member, Board of Advisors, The Heartland Institute

Vice President, Board of Directors, Pi Kappa Phi


Indiana Farm Bureau, Senator of the Year, 2014
Indiana Health Industry Forum, Legislator of the Year, 2014
Presidential Citation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 2013
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, 2012
Guardian Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012
Sen. David Ford Memorial Award, Access Technology Across Indiana (ATAIN), 2010
Sen. David Ford Legislature Award, 2010
President's Award, Association of Indiana Architects, 2008
Legislative Champion Award, Indiana Telecommunications Association, 2006
John Reeves Award, Indiana Rural Water Alliance, 2006
Henry Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2006
Small Business Champion Award, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2006
President's Award, Indiana Soybean Growers Association, 2004