Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

State News

January 27, 2012

Bookout announces candidacy

6th District

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On Jan.y 17, Bradley Bookout traveled to the state capitol and  filed his candidacy for U.S. Congressman for the 6th District of Indiana.

“I am running on a platform of jobs, jobs, jobs; but more specifically, I am running on specific plans and specific projects and practices to make that happen,” Bookout commented. “I’m a certified master builder, the fourth generation in my family.  Now I want to take on the job of building up our troubled economy.

“I have a detailed plan to do just that … the plan is in my campaign book that has the title Super Plan for Jobs,” he added.

Bookout served as an elected member of the Delaware County Council at-large, including two terms as president of the council, with unanimous bipartisan support.  He is a former assistant director of business development for the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, and continues to work for Delaware County in economic development, creating jobs in the 6thDistrict.  Bookout, wife Lisa, and three sons in Yorktown. He served as past president of the Burris Parent Teacher Student Organization and as Director of the Delaware County Redevelopment Commission and liaison to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, County Commissioners, and County Finance Committee. 

He studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1994, where I studied International Relations and Political Philosophy.  “I completed my studies at Ball State University, earning my degree from BSU. 

“After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice, I led our family’s home building and land development companies for nearly 15 years.  I’m certified as a master homebuilder by trade, and have built nearly 500 new homes and created many jobs for Indiana families as a business leader,” he added. 

“As I travel throughout the district to meet with voters, my campaign message is highly focused on economic development to grow our communities and to create and sustain good jobs in the district and across the country.  I believe that good businesses are the job creators and that prosperous employees are the job sustainers; we cannot for long have one without the other without losing the American dream,” he continued. 

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