On Jan. 11, Denise Lemmon of rural Albion filed her intent to seek the Republican nomination for State Representative in the newly formed 82nd State House District. The new district covers all of Noble County, as well as portions of Allen, Whitley, Elkhart, and LaGrange counties. Lemmon’s declaration of candidacy will be filed in the county clerk’s offices of each of the district’s counties prior to being submitted to the Indiana Election Division.
Lemmon currently serves as executive director for LEAP of Noble County, Inc. following four years as the community-based literacy agency’s chief operating officer. Prior to that, she served as a member of its board of directors. LEAP serves the educational needs of over 1,500 Noble County children and adults each year. Her prior professional and personal experience includes program officer of the Noble County Community Foundation, office manager for her family’s international agri-business, Whiteshire Hamroc, LLC, speech clinician for Central Noble Community Schools and Foundations of Noble County, and “stay at home” mom for her and husband Mike’s four children.
Lemmon earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University. A former recipient of Albion’s Citizen of the Year honor, Lemmon has served as president of the Noble County Community Foundation Board of Directors, chairman of the Parkview Noble Hospital Board Quality Committee, president of the Parkview Noble Hospital Board of Directors, and member of the Parkview Health Board and its board quality committee.
“I look forward to a campaign marked by discussions of the many issues that are so important to the residents of District 82,” Lemmon stated. “It’s gratifying to have come to this point in my life where I can step forward and give back to the community that has done so much for my family.”