Brandt Hershman

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Brandt Hershman is an Indiana Senator and a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[1] He was first elected to Indiana State Senate as a Republican in 2000 and, as of 2011, he serves as the Indiana Senate Majority Whip. He is the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee Chair and serves on the Appropriations, Elections, and State Budget committees. Hershman represents Indiana's Senate District 7, which covers Carroll, Clinton, Howard, Jasper, Tippecanoe, and White counties. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Political Science. Since 1988, he has managed his family farm, Hershman Farms.[2] He also worked in the George H. W. Bush White House from 1989 until 1991 and he is a partner in Wilkes Innovative Technologies. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Indiana's 4th district in 2010.[3]

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Civic and Community Activities

Sen. Hershman lists the following as his civic and community activities and awards:[4]

Contact Information

  • Statehouse Mailing Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Statehouse Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
  • Email:
  • Legislative Assistant: Anne Hendrix 317-232-9840

Resources and Articles

Related Sourcewatch Articles


  1. About Brandt Hershman, Accessed July 30, 2011.
  2. Project VoteSmart: Brandt Hershman, Accessed July 30, 2011.
  3. Project VoteSmart: Brandt Hershman, Accessed July 30, 2011.
  4. About Sen. Brandt Hershman, Accessed July 30, 2011.
  5. Project VoteSmart: Brandt Hershman, Accessed July 30, 2011.

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