Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


November 1, 2012

2012 Candidate profiles




R. Michael Young - R


Republican Mike Young has been proudly serving the citizens of Senate District 35 since he was elected in 2000.

As your state senator, Mike has been working with Gov. Daniels and fellow Republicans to make Indiana the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family. As a citizen-legislator, Mike Young lives under the very same laws all Hoosiers do. During his senate career, Young has:

n Passed legislation to permanently cap property taxes;

n Passed legislation to eliminate the death tax;

n Passed Right to Work legislation so workers are not forced to join a union in order to find employment;

n Passed meaningful education reform that gives parents more choices and helps save costs on higher education;

n Sponsored legislation to protect Hoosiers from Obamacare;

n Authored and passed legislation that restores Indiana’s Castle Doctrine to protect Hoosiers from unlawful entry into their homes.

Mike currently serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development and also serves on several other key Senate Committees including: Corrections, Criminal & Civil Matters, and Pensions & Labor.

He is a member of the IUPUI Board of Advisors and the Wayne Township GOP Club.

An attorney and political consultant, he resides in Speedway. Prior to his election to the Senate, Mike served in the Indiana House of Representatives and on the Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals. He was named the Indiana State Public Employee’s Legislator of the Year in 1995.

Senate District 35 is composed of Guilford and Liberty townships in Hendricks County, and Decatur Township and portions of Wayne Township in Marion County.


Mark Waterfill - D

A practicing attorney for 25 years, Waterfill has focused mainly on the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. He is a partner at Benesch Attorneys at Law, which merged with Dann Pecar Newman and Kleiman in 2010. He is the former chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s section on Labor and Employment Law and has served as an Indianapolis Bar Association Fellow.

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