Jim White of Bremen was chosen in a Democratic Party Caucus as the Candidate for Indiana State Representative District 17 last month.  Dr. White is the Superintendent of the Bremen Public Schools. In addition to his position as Superintendent, he serves on several community and education-related committees including; Chair of the Marshall County Community Foundation, President of the Midwest Area School Employees Trust (MASE), and currently chairs Northern Indiana Educational Services Center’s executive leadership committee.   

Jim White grew up in rural Kansas where he graduated from Thayer High School in 1987. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he and his wife Susan moved to Indiana where he served as Assistant Dean of Students for Hanover College.  After he completed his master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast, he began his career in public education as a 6th-grade math and science teacher in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  He later served the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation as their director of technology and alternative school director for fifteen years. He earned his educational specialist degree and his doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University. Dr White has two adult daughters (Robyn and Raven) who both are graduates of Bremen High School.  His wife, Susan, is a financial project manager for Zimmer Biomet. His father, the late John White was a WW II Navy and worked as a welder, farmer, and auctioneer.  His mother (Joann) a retired high school English teacher also makes her home in Bremen.   

Jim stated, “Growing up in the rural Midwest, the son of an educator, in a working family I understand the small towns and rural communities of District 17.  As a life-long educator, I can bring to the legislature my experience, knowledge, and vision to strengthen our system of public education. Every child deserves equal access to a good education, the key to health, security, and prosperity for all Hoosiers.  I look forward to sharing my ideas and listening to your concerns on the campaign trail. “