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Pamela Mishler Fish enters State Representative race

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A second Democrat is announcing her intention to run in next year’s election for Indiana House 4th District representative: Pamela Mishler Fish.

Fish, who served as Porter County Clerk from 2008 to 2010, announced her candidacy Thursday.

“Growing up in Northwest Indiana and raising a family here has given me a great appreciation of our diverse cultures, beautiful parks, educational opportunities and business communities. Bringing out the best we have to offer and addressing those things that detour us from greatness is a passion of mine,” Fish said.

“As a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, it is my goal to bring Indiana “Back to Business” in jobs, education, infrastructure and public health.

Fish said that being raised in a union home taught her to appreciate the importance of good paying jobs in a strong economy. “My livelihood depends upon those jobs. I will work with local, state and national businesses and agencies to bring high paying jobs and our college and trade school graduates back to our region.”

Having three sons in Indiana public schools, Fish said she knows how critical it is to adequately fund public education.

Her other focuses are road and bridge repair and bringing dark fiber to attract high tech businesses for job creation.

Fish said she will push for law enforcement, the courts, the medical community and social services to work together to solve these problems on critical health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases and drug abuse.

Fish has been the President and CEO of Midwest Environmental Systems, Inc. for over 25 years and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small enterprises and the public sector to find solutions for their environmental needs.

She has Bachelor of Science Degree in Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University, certification in hazardous materials training, is a graduate of Leadership Northwest Indiana Class 29 and Level I County Elected Official Certification from the Association of Indiana Counties.

As a County official, Fish served as the Porter County Clerk, a member of the Porter County Election Board, Porter County Common Construction Wage Commission, Porter County Domestic Violence Commission, Porter County Records Commission and Indiana County Clerks Legislative Team and Porter County Museum Board and on the steering committee for the U.S. 6 Corridor Development

From 2010 to 2013, she served as a mentor for Discoveries Unlimited, introducing local middle school girls to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Earlier this month, Democrat Jesse Harper announced his intention to run for the 4th District representative seat.

The current representative is Republican Ed Soliday.


Posted 11/20/2015




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