My name is Jim Lucas and I am running for re-election for State Representative for District 69. I am a lifelong resident of Seymour, IN and have been married to my wonderful wife Lynn for 19 years. We have 3 beautiful children, Suzanne, Jack & Madeline, along with two Golden Retrievers, Gabe & Vinnie (if you have dogs, you’ll know why I include them!). I am a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School and Seymour High School, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a small business owner of The Awning Guy, Inc. in Seymour for 14 years.
As State Representative for District 69, I currently sit on the following Committees
- Education Committee
- Environmental Affairs Committee
- Public Policy Committee
I am also a member of the following organizations:
- Seymour American Legion Post #89
- Indiana Sheriff’s Association
- Seymour Elk’s Lodge #462
- Life Golden Eagles Member of the NRA
- Life Member of the GOA
- Life Member Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association
- South Central Gun Club
- Hoosier Hills Rifle & Pistol Club
- Seymour Chamber of Commerce
- ABATE of Indiana
My career in politics started after I became dissatisfied with some of the decisions not being made by our local government. As a small business owner, I am constantly subjected to accountability and efficiency, and I couldn’t understand why these same principles weren’t always being applied by our elected officials. So, I got involved, ran for and was elected to Seymour City Council At Large for two terms.
While serving on city council, it became apparent that one voice speaking out from within against waste and inefficiency can make a significant difference in how our tax dollars are spent. I am a firm believer in individual liberty, less, but common sense regulation, a smaller, more efficient government, truly free markets protected by law, and personal and fiscal responsibility as the solution to our problems.
I took these same principles and values to Indianapolis after I was elected as State Representative for District 69 in 2012. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have shared in during the last two years; cutting taxes, maintaining fiscal discipline, cutting government and restoring individual rights are among some of my fondest memories.
This campaign is going to be a great chance to share ideas with people throughout the district and I look forward to meeting as many people as possible. As a small business owner for over 14 years, I know how to work with people to get things done! Hard work, ensuring that our individual rights and liberties are protected and holding government accountable to the people are values that I have as your State Representative of District 69.