Since taking office on November 2, 2010, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman has quickly emerged as an effective leader for Northeast Indiana. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, the Dean of Indiana’s Republican delegation in the House, and the founding chairman of the Republican Study Committee’s 2nd Amendment Initiative, Congressman Stutzman is proud to serve the needs of the hardworking Hoosier families who call Indiana’s Third Congressional District home.
On the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Stutzman sits on both the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit as well as the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittees.
A fourth-generation farmer from Howe, Indiana, Marlin Stutzman is co-owner of Stutzman Farms, a true family-farming operation. Together, with his father, two brothers, and brother-in-law, the Stutzmans farm 4,000 acres in northern Indiana growing soybeans, green beans, and seed corn.
Before coming to Congress, Stutzman served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002-2008, and in the Indiana State Senate from 2008-2010. When first elected at the age of twenty-six, he served as the youngest member of the Indiana legislature until 2006, and established his reputation early on as a staunch conservative. With a solid track record of lower taxes, less regulation, and balanced budgets, Stutzman was awarded the “Small Business Champion of the Year” award in 2008 from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Among numerous awards, Congressman Stutzman is proud to be named a “Friend of Farm Bureau,” a “Congressional Sentinel” by Heritage Action, and a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Stutzman has earned “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Americans For Prosperity- Indiana.
Congressman Stutzman and his wife, Christy, have two sons, Payton and Preston, and make their home in Howe, Indiana. The Stutzmans attend Community Baptist Church and Congressman Stutzman’s heart for mission work has led to short-term mission trips to Russia, Haiti, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Congressman Stutzman is a member of the NFIB, ARC of Indiana, the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Howe Community Association, the NRA, and several Hoosier right-to-life organizations.
Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties, as well as parts of Blackford and Kosciusko counties.