Personal note from Jerry L. Drudge: Steve didn't put this here , I did, as I can't think of anyone I would rather see in public office.
"As His Ancestors before Him, Steve is Ready to fight for a Better Government"
Personal: * Steve was born in Lafayette, Indiana. * Grew up on his family farm in south Lake County.
* Steve and his wife Marilyn, who is a TV Reporter for Channel 6 News and also from Lake County,
have three children: Caroline, Noelle, and Christopher.
Education: * JD and MBA joint degree from the Indiana University Graduate Schools of Law and
Business. * BA, Economics, Harvard University (Cum Laude Honors). * Duke University State Executive
Management Seminar. * Chicago Board of Trade Commodities Insitiute.
Professional: Steve Knows the problems of small business. * Self-employed attorney specializing in
business law. * Small business owner, founder and president of DeMotte Grain, Inc. * Member of local
and state bar associations.
Government: Steve is not new to government. * Republican Legislative counsel for the Indiana State
Senate for three years. * Chief of Staff to Indiana Lt. Governor John Mutz. * Administrative Assistant to the
Lt. Governor in the role as Commissioner of Agriculture. * Member of the Indiana Housing Finance Authority,
Indiana State Office Building Commission, and Indiana State Fair Board.
Politics: Steve has been committed to Republican campaigns for over a decade. * Legal Counsel for John
Johnson. Republican candidate for governor - 1992 * Executive committee of Victory '90 Republican Legislative
Campaign, L. Keith Bulen, Chairman - 1990. * Cabinet committee of Hoosiers for John Mutz, Michael McDaniel,
Campaign Manager - 1988. * Republican State Committee field representative to county central committee and
legislative candidates, 2md and 7th Congressional Districts, Gordon Durnil, Chairman - 1984.