Holdman files paperwork for reelection bid for District 19

 Travis Holdman
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Republican State Sen. Travis Holdman filed the necessary paperwork on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to seek reelection in Senate District 19, which serves all of Adams, Blackford, Jay, Wells and portions of Huntington and Grant counties.

He was recently appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to chair the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy.

“Serving Hoosiers in Senate District 19 is truly a privilege and I am grateful for the opportunity,” Holdman said. “I remain committed to strong conservative leadership and will continue fighting to defend the unborn, protect our Second Amendment freedoms and religious liberty, promote fiscal responsibility and economic growth and represent our district with integrity.”

In addition to his duties in the part-time legislature, the senator founded Holdman Consult, which does estate planning and bank consulting work. He is also the former CEO of MarkleBank/iAB financial bank. He previously served as deputy prosecuting attorney in Wells County, Wells County Republican Party chair, board chair of the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions and on the Huntington University Foundation and Board of Trustees.

Holdman and his wife Becky live in rural Wells County, where they raised their two adult children, LeAnne and Wesley. The Holdmans are also busy with their two grandchildren, Couper and Riley.

In the early years of their marriage, the Holdmans served nearly two years as short-term missionaries in Haiti with Project Help. They have continued to connect with missionaries and their work in Haiti. Sen. Holdman also participated as an associate trainer for EQUIP on six mission trips to Ghana in West Africa to do leadership training with Ghanaian civic, church and government leaders. Holdman currently serves on the National Board of Youth For Christ/USA as its Foundation Chair.

The Holdmans are active in their local church, where Sen. Holdman serves as a worship leader and is staff-parish chair. He is also a charter member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association.