Congressman Jim Baird proudly represents Indiana’s 4th Congressional District, which includes 16 counties, and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Before being elected to Congress, he served eight years as a State Representative in the Indiana General Assembly. During this time, he was a member of the Ways and Means Committee and played an integral role in balancing Indiana’s budget. He also served on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, the Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation, the Environmental Affairs Committee, the Statutory Committee on Ethics, the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, where he provided assistance and insight, and authored legislation relating to these areas.
Additionally, Congressman Baird served in local government as a County Commissioner where he focused on improving his community’s infrastructure and keeping local services efficient and cost-effective.
He is a proud graduate of Purdue University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in animal science. After returning from Vietnam, Congressman Baird earned a Doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky in monogastric nutrition. He served on the advisory council for Purdue University’s Dean of Agriculture. Before joining Congress, he ran a home healthcare agency and a farm with his family.
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