05/23/12 Brendan Mullen stopped by Miller’s Senior Living Community Thursday afternoon on his Hoosier Listening Tour.  Mullen is the democratic candidate for Indiana’s 2nd district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  This is the seat currently held by Congressman Joe Donnelly.  Congressman Donnelly, whom Mullen considers a dear, personal friend, is running for a Senate seat.

Oh his Hoosier Listening Tours Mullen likes to introduce himself to the voters and tell a bit about himself and then listen to what is on the voter’s minds.

Mullen was born and reared in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating high school Mullen enrolled at the United States Military Academy in West Point where he earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering. While in college he played for the Army football team.

Following school Mullen enlisted in the U.S. Army. Mullen served tours of duty in both Korea and Iraq. Mullen earned numerous Awards and Honors including the Combat Action Badge, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon amongst many others.

After returning home Mullen launched a business specializing in security services. The company grew to over 110 people. In 2008 he started a Strategic Planning and information technology consulting firm with offices in Indiana and Virginia.

Mullen describes himself as a “moderate Democrat”. Senior citizens are at the heart of his campaign and he spoke about the problems facing Social Security and Medicare.  He told those in attendance he was “taking a pledge” to uphold fight against Social Security becoming privatized and to keep the Medicare programs in place for seniors.  Standing before the audience he signed a “Pledge to Protect Medicare”.

After signing the pledge he took time to listen to concerns from the residents and staff in attendance.  To find out more about Brendan Mullen you may go to www.mullenforindiana.com.

Photo Caption:  Democratic candidate Brendan Mullen signs his “Pledge To Protect Medicare” at his visit to Miller’s Senior Living Community.  With him are Campaign staffer Anthony Panzica and resident Audrey Franklin.