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Full Name : Sheila Ann Johnston Klinker
Gender : Female
Family : Husband: Victor; 3 Children: Kerri, Kevin, Kelly
Home City : Lafayette
Religion : Roman Catholic
MS, Administration and Supervision, Purdue University, 1978-1982
BS, Elementary Education, Purdue University, 1961
MS, Elementary Education, Purdue University
Professional Experience
Civics Teacher, Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, 2012
Outreach Liaison, College of Education, Purdue University, 1995
Teacher, Tecumseh Middle School, 1985-present
Coach/Teacher, Miami Elementary School, 1964-1985
Teacher, Edgelea Elementary School, 1961-1963
Teacher, Klondike Elementary School, 1961
Political Experience
Candidate, State of Indiana House of Representatives, District 27, 2022
Assistant Minority Whip, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 27, 2012-2014
Speaker, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 27, 1982-2012
Assistant Majority Leader, Indiana State House of Representatives, 1985-1990
Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore, Indiana State House of Representatives, 1985-1990
Representative, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 27, 1982-present
Delegate, State Delegate to Democratic Convention, 1980-present
Former Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Indiana State House of Representatives
Current Legislative Committees
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Education Committee
Ways and Means Committee
Org Membership
Board Member, Opera de Lafayette, 2000-2006
Member, Hanna Community Center Board, 2004-present
Board Member, Purdue Musical Organization, 1990-2002
President/Member, Kiwanis Club Harrison, 2000-2001
Member, Education Committee, Chamber of Commerce, 2000-present
Member, Board of Directors Bach Chorale, 1998-present
Member, Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary, 1988-present
Member, Phi Delta Kappa, 1985-present
Member, Business and Professional Women's Association
Board Member, Food Finders Bank
Board Member, Greater Lafayette Art Museum Foundation
Board Member, Lafayette Symphony
Chair, Public Service Division, United Way Labor
Former President, Golden Bronc Club
Founder, Aktion Club for Disabled
Member, Saint Mary's Cathedral Parish
Member, President's Council and John Purdue Club
Member, Kappa Alpha Theta Advisory Board
Member, Lafayette Museum of Art
Member, Tippecanoe Child Care Board
Member, Tippecanoe Arts Federation Board
Participatory Board, United Way Labor