Parke County Commissioner Jim Meece recently filed as a Republican candidate for State Representative for District 42.
The district is currently represented by Democrat Dale Grubb, who is retiring at the end of this term.
Meece earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 1972, a Master's degree from DePauw University, and has been employed as a teacher at Turkey Run High School for 27 years, teaching Government, Economics and United States History.
He has served as County Commissioner for the past 10 years, being elected three times.
He and his wife, Gayle, live in northern Parke County.
Meece is currently the president of the Wabash Valley West Central Indiana School Insurance Trust, of which he has been a trustee since the trust was created in 1991.
The trust was created by 17 school corporations joining forces to provide the best possible health care for school employees and their families at the most cost efficient manner. It covers approximately 2,600 people.
When asked why he seeks the position, Meece said it is his intention to help bring common sense, respect and cooperation to state government in order for it to better serve the people of Indiana.