Holdman announces plans to seek reelection in Senate District 19

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Travis Holdman

Republican State Sen. Travis Holdman has announced that he plans to seek reelection in Senate District 19, which serves all of Adams, Blackford, Jay and Wells counties, along with portions of Huntington and Grant counties.

“It’s an honor to serve the district. My consistent record of authoring pro-life legislation, support for the Second Amendment, defending our religious freedom, promoting high skill jobs and education and being dedicated to the local agriculture is what the citizens of the district have asked for,” Holdman says.  “My position on issues that matter to the district calls for strong conservative leadership.”

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 as a member of the Huntington University Foundation and Board of Trustees.

Holdman and his wife Becky live in rural Wells County. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.

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. Holdman also participated as an associate trainer for EQUIP on six mission trips to Ghana (West Africa) to do leadership training with Ghanaian civic, church and government leaders. He currently serves on the National Board of Youth For Christ/USA as its foundation chair.

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

In Huntington County, Senate district 19 includes Jackson, Union, Rock Creek and Salamonie townships.

Holdman already has one announced opponent in the Republican primary, Adams County attorney Eric Orr.

The 2018 primary election will be held on May 8. Candidates can file between Jan. 10 and Feb. 9.