Press release from Brandon Seifert:
Seifert to announce candidacy Monday
Brandon Seifert of Allen County will announce his candidacy Monday for State Representative for the 83rd House District. The seat is currently held by State Representative Matt Bell who is not seeking re-election.
Seifert, 34, is a life-long resident of Allen County and currently works at BAE Systems in Fort Wayne. BAE is high-tech manufacturer of electronic, aerospace, and aviation products used in the aviation and defense industries.
The announcement will be held at the home of John and Melissa Helmsing in northwest Allen County. The farmhouse was the longtime home of Seifert’s great-grandparents.
Mr. Seifert is presently the Republican nominee for the Lake Township Board and is the Republican Precinct Committeeman for precinct Lake A. He is chairman of the Volunteer Committee of the Allen County Republican Party and is part of the 11 member Working Group which is, effectively, the board of directors of the Allen County Republicans. He has been a volunteer in numerous campaigns since 1994.
The Carroll High School graduate seeks to represent the 83rd District which consists of parts of Aboite, Washington, and St. Joe Townships and all of Lake and Eel River Townships in Allen County; Washington, Sparta, Perry/Ligonier Townships in Noble County; and Green, Union, and Smith Townships in Whitley County. The district includes part of Fort Wayne and all or part of the following communities: Churubusco, Ligonier, Cromwell, Kimmell, and Laotto.
Mr. Seifert is the father of twins age 9. His children are Ethan and Olivia.
Seifert said his motivation to run has come from the numerous citizens with whom he has spoken over the last year and a half who have deep concerns over the future of the State of Indiana and the future of the nation.
Seifert said that many citizens expressed concern over the future of their jobs, how to make ends meet, and how they may afford sending their children to school or college. Further, he said, many see the growing size and scope of government as being too far removed from people on the local level.
Seifert represented the Republican Party at numerous fairs and community festivals as well as campaigning for township office.
Seifert said: “Community fairs and festivals are a great part of our Hoosier heritage. And I was privileged to take part. Those fairs bring together thousands of people in community celebrations. For me, they were a place to listen to people say they want the government that is closest to the people and they want to have a voice in change.”
Seifert has been an advocate and ally for township government. He has spoken at a Wells County forum in Allen County on township government.
Seifert asserted: “Township government needs reforms put into place but its elimination would not be wise. People want a relationship with the government, particularly in the rural townships that make up so much of the 83rd District. Citizens want to be able to retain their voice in rural affairs and I’ll fight to help them keep that voice.”
Brandon Seifert said he looks forward to working with the economic development teams and chambers of commerce in the many communities in the 83rd to preserve and enhance manufacturing jobs in northeast Indiana.
He said: “I am familiar with the defense cluster of industries. We need to do all we can to position ourselves to take advantage of the concentration of defense, orthopedic, automotive, and transportation businesses in our region.”
Seifert is Pro-Life and believes in defending the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens.