Sandborn, Indiana , United States
|| September 06, 1954
Nov 30, 2012 10:45pm
|Info||John Gregg is running for Governor to chart a new and more prosperous course for our state by promoting a renewed spirit of bipartisanship and focusing on our shared commitment to good-paying jobs, quality education and a state that works for working Hoosiers. |
John is a lifelong Hoosier who was born and still lives in the town of Sandborn in Southwest Indiana. His devotion to business and public service began at an early age. At 15, John purchased a local soda shoppe in his hometown, and not long after he became a local committee precinct person. In 1986 he decided to run for the Indiana House of Representatives. Four years later, he became the House Majority Leader, and in 1996, with the House evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans for the first time in Indiana history, John became Speaker.
Despite the political split, John was able to facilitate compromise on a number of critical issues, including reforms in education, campaign finance, property tax, lobbying and ethics. John advocated open and accessible government that always put Hoosiers first.
During his six-year tenure as Speaker, Indiana had record budget surpluses and one of its lowest unemployment rates in history. Taxes were cut, and job growth soared.
When he retired in 2002, John's colleagues honored him for restoring civility and congeniality to the legislative process, and Governing magazine named him its "Public Official of the Year."
After leaving office, John served for two years as interim President of Vincennes University and then resumed his private law practice. He also hosted a popular radio show that enjoyed syndication across the state.
John's career has been guided not by his professional success or ambition, but by those closest to him: his sons John and Hunter are the two most important reasons he is running to become our next Governor.
With a united focus under John's leadership, Indiana will turn around its record of job losses and high unemployment. With experience in both the private sector and public service, John is committed to getting our state back on track and back to work.
John lives in Sandborn with his 2 sons and their dog Mr. Klauss.
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