(Whitestown, IN) – State Representative Sharon Negele has endorsed conservative businessman Steve Braun in his race for Congress in Indiana’s 4thCongressional District. State Representative Sharon Negele (R) of Attica represents District 13 in the statehouse, which includes portions of Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.
“Sharon Negele exemplifies the strong conservative leadership we have in Indiana. I look forward to bringing the same conservative leadership to Washington,” Braun said. “I’m running for Congress to create good paying jobs for hardworking Hoosiers and fight for a brighter future for our children and grandchildren by creating growth and investment, cutting spending and regulations, securing the border, and standing up for our shared conservative values.”
Braun has spent his career focused on helping employers and employees, creating good paying jobs, and advising some of the largest companies in America.
“Steve’s experience and record as a job creator make him exactly the type of leader our state, district, and county needs in Congress,” said Negele who serves as the Vice Chair of the Courts and Criminal Code Committee and as a member of the State’s Ways and Means Committee. “He’ll fight for the jobs and workforce driving local economies across the 4th District.”
“He really understands that in order to grow our local economies in the 4th District you have to prepare your workforce for the jobs of the future and he has the expertise and determination to make that happen,” Negele continued.
In 1990 Steve launched Braun Technology Group, a hi-tech consulting company that he grew to more than 700 employees. During one successful term in the Indiana House of Representatives, Steve led the fight for an honestly balanced budget without raising taxes and helped eliminate the Estate Tax. Having co-authored bills that modernized Indiana’s workforce development efforts, in 2014, then-Gov. Pence named Steve Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development.
Steve and his wife of 35 years, Jennifer, have lived in Boone County for more than twenty years. They have five grown children and four grandchildren. Steve is also a founding member of the Oaks Academy school which provides a Christ-centered education to inner city youth.