Campaign links: Chard Reid (R-IN-5)
Chard Reid Congressional Candidate Indiana District 5
Biography of Chard Reid from Chard Reid for US Congress
Chard and his wife, Kristina, live in Fishers and have been married for seven years. They have two children under the age of two—a daughter named Karis and a son named Simeon (who will be born in April of 2012).
Chard teaches AP Macroeconomics, Economics, Personal Finance, and a sequence of courses called the Finance Academy at Plainfield High School.
As a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2010, Chard became the first Libertarian to ever be endorsed by the Indianapolis Star.
Chard was born in Evansville, and he has been a Hoosier ever since. As a young boy growing up in Newburgh, Chard’s parents taught him about the value of hard work and the importance of education.
These childhood lessons enabled Chard to graduate from Anderson University with a perfect 4.00 grade point average. His diligence in the classroom also earned him distinction as the “Marketing Student of the Year” in 2004. Although he was an accomplished student of marketing, his real passion was for his minor–economics. In 2008, Chard earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Indianapolis.
In 2009, Chard was awarded the “Key to Lawrence Township” for his outstanding service to the students of Belzer Middle School through the ministry of Young Life. Through Chard’s experiences in Young Life, he had the opportunity to serve countless children from poverty-stricken neighborhoods and broken homes.