Thompson graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a B.S. in physics.
“I want to be a part of making Indiana the best state in the United States with respect to education, fiscal soundness, and tax policy, business and the job creation climate, employment opportunities and wages, and the atmosphere for a high quality of life.
“I served as a teacher in our public schools for over 30 years. I was a part of operating and managing a family farm for over 20 years. I serve on a local bank board. I have served our community in numerous ways over the years, including on the county and State Fair boards during the 1980s and 90s. I have experience on the Ways and Means and Education committees and have been the chief architect of the school funding formula for the House Republicans.”
James Rainwater - L
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 40
Gregory E. Steuerwald - R
Incumbent Greg Steuerwald of Hendricks County has served in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2007.
Steuerwald was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Terre Haute, and now resides in Avon. He has three grown children: Joshua Garver, D.D.S., Jordan Gorgievski, and Adam Steuerwald.
He earned a B.S. from Indiana State University in 1974, a masters in criminal justice in ‘77 from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from Indiana University in ‘81. He is a member of the Hendricks County and Indiana State Bar Associations.
Steuerwald also belongs to the Avon United Methodist Church and the Danville Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to attending law school, Steuerwald utilized his masters in criminal justice by serving as a probation officer for two years. While attending Indiana University – Indianapolis, he served as an intern in the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, he joined his present law firm and has been there since 1981.