Prominent Indiana farmer Kip Tom announced Tuesday he is “very seriously considering” seeking a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Marlin Sutzman (R-Ind.).
“This presents us with an opportunity and an obligation to elect a conservative leader who has experience dealing with the most pressing issues facing Northeast Indiana,” writes Tom, who is CEO of Tom Farms based near Leesburg, in a letter posted to the farm’s website and Facebook page. The operation spans acreage in the U.S. and Argentina and includes corn, soybeans and seed corn. “Many of you have reached out, encouraging me to make this run and I appreciate your confidence. I have started speaking with key stakeholders across Northeast Indiana and I have appreciated their inspiration and advice.”
In the next several weeks, Tom says he plans to meet with people across the district and gather feedback before making a final decision about a campaign. “I believe Congress needs a lot more conservative citizen legislators who have created jobs, met a payroll, helped improve their communities and a lot fewer career politicians,” he writes.
Along with his farm operation, Tom is active in numerous organizations such as the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, with which he has served for eight years, and the AgriNovus Indiana Steering Committee. Click here to read his complete biography.
He is a winner of the 2012 Apex Award, presented to professionals who have made outstanding accomplishments in their industry by the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics.
Stay tuned to AgWeb.com for more information as it becomes available.
A message from Kip Tom:Friends,I wanted to let you know today that I am very seriously considering running for...
Posted by Tom Farms on Tuesday, May 12, 2015