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When Mike Braun stepped down from his Indiana House seat to launch an ultimately successful run for the U.S. Senate, Shane Lindauer stepped up.

Lindauer, a Jasper native, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. He has been a member of the Indiana and Missouri national guards, has owned chiropractic and salvage businesses and served on the Dubois County Council.

Neither Lindauer nor Braun has faced a serious election challenge in the southwestern Indiana district. Appointed to the District 63 seat in October 2017, Lindauer was elected in 2018 by a 2-to-1 margin over Democrat Joseph Lannan. His margin over Democrat Teresa Kendall was closer to 3-to-1.

District 63 includes parts of Dubois, Daviess, Martin and Pike counties. Settled in the early 1800s by German immigrants (especially Dubois County), the area is home to agricultural and wood furniture industries and is known for conservative values and a strong family orientation. The largely rural district is reliably Republican: Dubois and Daviess counties went 75-25 for Donald Trump in 2016..

Lindauer’s campaign platform is to be “pro-life and pro-Second Amendment,” and he favors small government with “as much local control as possible.” In the 2020 session, he was one of two House members to vote against a bill requiring schools to test their water for lead and copper contaminants. — Steve Hinnefeld


(800) 382-9841
200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204


  • Doctorate, Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, 2001-2004
  • BS, Health and Human Services, Logan College of Chiropractic, 2001-2002
  • BS, Industrial Supervision Technology, Indiana State University, 1992-1996


Indiana Manufacturers Association Positions 75
Indiana Manufacturers Association Lifetime Positions 81
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Positions (4 Year Average) 88
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Positions 81
LEAP Forward Positions (Indianna) 8
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana Positions 29
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana Lifetime Positions 39
National Rifle Association Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 93
Indiana AFL-CIO Positions 30
Indiana Manufacturers Association Positions 87


Chiropractor, part owner of family salvage and chiropractic businesses


Population: 65,327

Race/ethic origin: 95.7% White, 0.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.5% Other, 0.9% Two or More, 4.1% Hispanic, 94.2% White Non-Hispanic.