Hi folks, my name is Sherry Shipley and I am running for the District 4 Congressional seat currently held by Todd Rokita.

I will be a leader in Congress who will stand for what is right. I am a political outsider who will fight for families. I will fight for getting good paying jobs for the middle class. I will defend Hoosier youth and their right to a quality, affordable education. I will advocate for women and family-friendly policies that empower families to prosper. I will be a voice for the voiceless. No matter your beliefs, I will listen to you, and I will always be ready to serve. This campaign is fighting for the greater good of all Hoosiers, and that is why I want to be your next US Representative for Indiana’s 4th Congressional district. Learn more about our movement for the greater good, and join the coalition by visiting our website www.shipley4indiana.com!

MY BACKGROUND

I want to tell you a bit about my background and let you get to know me a little better.  I am a Hoosier native, born and raised in Cass County.  I graduated from Pioneer High School (Hail to you our mighty Panthers), where I received an outstanding public education from great teachers.  I went on and earned a Bachelors’ degree in English, a Masters’ degree in Educational Media and Technology, and a PhD in Industrial Technology Management from Indiana State University (Go Trees!).

I am currently a Dean at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, where I oversee the Schools of Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, and Public and Social Services.  I am married, have 2 children and became an empty nester last fall.  My husband of 30 years is a retired power plant operator and supervisor and now works part time for the Tippecanoe County Parks Department.

I am a first generation college student. My mom, dad, and step-dad were Teamsters, my husband worked to bring in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to his workplace, and I was a local National Education Association (NEA) president, early in my professional career. 

Just to share a few of my other activities, I am a member of Central Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, past president of Jefferson High School Booster Club (the oldest athletic booster club in Indiana) and a United Way Born Learning volunteer. 

My ultimate goal is for you to hire me in November, 2018 to represent District 4 Hoosiers in the US Congress. 

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to representing all Hoosiers during this campaign.


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