MUNCIE, IN – Muncie businessman and Ball State University alumnus Jonathan Lamb says once elected to Indiana’s 6th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives, he’ll limit his service to three two-year terms, citing the importance to keep fresh ideas flowing and a sense of urgency about making policy that benefits everyone.
“I am running because I know my background as an entrepreneur and businessman have prepared me for the issues that exist in my hometown and our district,” said Lamb, who faces challenger Greg Pence in the May primary election.
Lamb, 36, an eighth-generation Hoosier, is an economist and entrepreneur who owns two Muncie-based businesses and has owned and grown seven different businesses. “I know what it’s like to work hard to support your family and start a business,” Lamb said. “I’m prepared to bring the same sense of urgency to work in Congress. I also know that too many in Congress have been there too long. Their ideas are stale and their effectiveness diminished.”
Term limits are popular across political spectrums. Generally, it receives bipartisan support and three out of four Americans support the notion.
Without Washington D.C. insider resources and special interest lobbying and PAC money, Lamb has largely been self-funding his campaign with the help of donations from grassroots supporters in the 6th District.
“The other candidates running for Congress in the 6th District don’t understand small business, manufacturing, and agriculture,” Lamb said. “Our campaign is truly a grassroots effort, with a team built from people right here in the district with a vast amount of experience and wisdom in business, education, agriculture, government, and policy.”
“I am not running because I come from a political family with ties to Washington D.C. or because I have deep pocketed special interest money backing and funding my campaign,” he said. “We need solutions, not promises, and by creating a grassroots network and meeting with Hoosiers all over the 6th District I will be a fresh voice to represent the people across the entire 6th District.”
Lamb is an accomplished economist and author, he has owned and grown seven companies, and currently owns LambONOMICS, an economic forecasting and consulting company, and OptoeV, INC, a provider of U.S. patent-pending farm equipment. Residing in Yorktown with his wife and their young two sons, Jonathan is a graduate of Yorktown High School and Ball State University where he received degrees in economics and risk management from the Miller College of Business. He has a MBA from North Carolina State University where he was a McLauchlan Leadership Fellow.