Former Rep. John Hostettler

Republican  •  Indiana 6 Terms  •  Sworn In 1995
Last Term 2005 - 2006 View All

Hostettler was born June 19, 1961 in Evansville, Indiana. He grew up in rural Posey County and was educated at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1983. Prior to his service in Congress he was employed as a Power Plant Performance Engineer with Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company.

"Hostettler's interest in politics increased following the election of Bill Clinton in 1992. In January 1994 Hostettler announced he would run for the 8th District Congressional seat held by Frank McCloskey, a six-term incumbent... Hostettler called for a return to the Constitution as the nation's governing document. He promised that if elected he would work toward balancing the budget, cutting taxes, reforming welfare and strengthening national defense." Read More...

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