Meet Bruce Borders

State Representative Bruce Borders was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004. He currently represents House District 45, which includes portions of Greene, Daviess, Sullivan, Knox and Vigo Counties

Rep. Borders is the chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, and is a member of the Local Government Committee and Insurance Committee. He has actively promoted an updated energy policy, focusing on biodiesel, ethanol, and coal gasification issues that have a direct impact on the economy of southern Indiana. Since Rep. Borders has taken office, more than six different ethanol plants have started construction -- in addition to three biodiesel plants currently being built in our state. A coal gasification plant and new training dollars have also been announced for southwest Indiana.

As a former Mayor of Jasonville, Rep. Borders has been a strong advocate for the small communities of southern Indiana. Rep. Borders fought for property tax relief to offset the expected 24 percent increase expected to hit Hoosiers in 2010.

A firm believer in small government, Rep. Borders plans to continue ongoing work on legislation that would allow small cities and towns to handle their own ordinances without having to use the court systems. This would increase efficiency by removing considerable bureaucratic red tape and would give the power back to the local communities.

Rep. Borders has also been a strong supporter of family values, an advocate for pro-life issues, and he is a staunch supporter of a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Rep. Borders has achieved a near 100-percent voting record during his time as a state legislator. While many representatives miss a couple votes out of a few hundred during each legislative session, Rep. Borders' commitment to his community and belief in representative democracy helped him hit this high mark.

Along with being a proud husband and father, Rep. Borders is a lifelong resident of southern Indiana and has been extremely involved in the community. An active church leader, Rep. Borders is the leader of the Royal Rangers and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Indiana House of Representatives: 2004 - present

House District 45: Greene, Daviess, Sullivan, Knox and Vigo Counties


  • Insurance
  • Local Government
  • Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

    Address: RR1, Box 174B, Jasonville, IN 47438

  • 800-382-9841 or 317-232-9838 (Statehouse)
  • 812-665-2072 (In District)

    Education: BBA in Business Management - Evangel College, Springfield,MO

    Occupation: Owner, Borders Insurance and Financial Services

    Community Activities:
  • Leader of Royal Rangers - Jasonville
  • Member of First Assembly of God Church

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