Since taking office on November 16, 2010, Marlin Stutzman has quickly emerged as an effective leader for Northeast Indiana. As a Deputy Whip for the Republican House Caucus, and member of the House Committees on Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans’ Affairs, Congressman Stutzman is strongly positioned to serve the needs of the hardworking Hoosier families who call Indiana’s Third Congressional District home.
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 4000 acres in northern Indiana growing soybeans, green beans, and seed corn.
Prior to being elected 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 full-spectrum 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.
Congressman Stutzman and his wife, Christy, have two sons, Payton and Preston, and make their home in Howe, Indiana. The Stutzmans are active members of Community Baptist Church, and Congressman Stutzman has a passion for foreign mission work, having served on short-term mission trips to Russia, Haiti, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Congressman Stutzman is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), ARC of Indiana, the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Howe Community Association, the NRA, and several right to life organizations. The Stutzman family lives in Northern Virginia while Congress is in session.
Located in the northeast corner of Indiana, the 3rd District includes all of LaGrange, Steuben, DeKalb, Noble, Kosciusko, and Whitley Counties, as well as most of Allen County and part of Elkhart County. The district boasts strong bases in manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, defense, medical device manufacturing, tourism, and education.