Local small business owner Dave Hall has announced his intent to run for state representative for District 62 in the 2022 election.
After the decennial redistricting process, House District 62 has changed considerably and now includes Owen, Pershing and Salt Creek townships in northwestern Jackson County, all of Brown County and large portion of Monroe County including Bloomington.
That seat has been held by Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomington, since 2015 and currently includes portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
For the last 20 years, Hall, a Republican who lives in Norman, has served southern Indiana farmers as the owner of Dave Hall Crop Insurance.
“I am looking forward to serving our friends and neighbors in this beautiful portion of southern Indiana, where I was born and raised and have proudly chosen to raise my family,” he said.
Hall is no stranger to public service. He currently is serving his second term as county councilman at-large for Jackson County.
He also was elected in 2018 to represent District 8 on the Jackson County REMC board of directors. Jackson County REMC serves the electric and high-speed internet needs of more than 20,000 members in parts of 10 southern Indiana counties.
“I understand that every single nickel in the state’s budget comes from hardworking Hoosier taxpayers. That is something I have not and will not take for granted once in the statehouse,” Hall said. “To be good stewards of taxpayer money, we need a state government that functions as efficiently as possible while minimizing the burden put on working Hoosier families.”
Hall also has served on the Owen Township Advisory Board, Jackson County Emergency Management Agency board, Jackson County Ambulance Board, redevelopment commission and Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. board and as a special deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
These roles have given Hall a broad perspective in his approach to public service.
“Every community has its own unique concerns that need to be considered at the Statehouse, and I will be the conduit to make sure we are all fairly represented,” he said.
As for his personal convictions, Hall is pro-life and supports the Second Amendment and believes in providing stronger protections for election security.
“I wholeheartedly believe we should protect innocent life, honor the Second Amendment as written and be able to trust the results of our elections,” he said.
Hall graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 2001. He married his wife, Bradie Ritter, in 2006, and they are the parents of three daughters, Hayden, 12, Sydney, 12, and Gabby, 11. They are active members of Restoration Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.