Campaign links: Jack Lugar (R-IN-5)
John R. “Jack” Lugar, Jr. (no relation to Senator Lugar)
Jack Lugar Congressional Candidate Indiana District 5
In 2011 Jack Lugar was one of the first candidates to answer the call for new leadership in Washington. The attorney, real estate broker, and former Hollywood television writer entered the race for Indiana’s new 5th Congressional District because of his deep commitment to serve his fellow Hoosiers. Jack is dedicated to serving the people of Indiana and returning the country to prosperity through job creation, deficit reduction, and energy independence.
Jack Lugar is a 6th generation Hoosier, raised in Indianapolis in a hard working, middle class family where he was taught the importance of financial responsibility, integrity, hard work ethic, standing up for his principles, and accountability. After working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Jack returned to his home state where he and his wife chose to raise their family. He lives and works in Fishers, Indiana where he is actively involved in his community.
Jack has always brought his principles, passion, and work ethic to his professional life and community. Currently an attorney with The Foster Group PLLC, Jack’s experience in representing businesses, government entities, and individuals has exposed him to many of the issues that Hoosiers struggle with on a daily basis. This experience has deepened his commitment to loosening regulations on small businesses in order to help them grow and create jobs. Jack has been fortunate enough to have his own successes in business, building and growing a successful real estate brokerage firm in Lugar Real Estate, LLC.
Prior to that he managed his writing career and was represented by The Gersh Agency in Los Angeles. Upon returning to his home state of Indiana, he studied at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and worked at the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. He understands the need to create jobs, grow our economy, and provide affordable healthcare options.
Jack is an everyday American who is dedicated to reducing the size of our government and championing grassroots private sector projects to serve communities. Jack currently sits on the institutional review board for Concentrics Research, overseeing the protection of human subjects in medical testing and on the board of the non-profit Henry’s Hope, which provides financial resources for children with life threatening illnesses. He is also the inspiration for Project: Create, which develops artistic educational resources for at-risk youth.
While Jack believes in, and is committed to, the responsibility of the private sector to provide solutions for many of this country’ challenges, he believes there are areas where the federal government can effectively partner with the private sector to better serve its citizens. Along this line, Jack committed to providing better resources for veterans through a program he will propose called the Veterans Introduction Program (VIP). Through this program, businesses and community leaders will partner with the government to offer a 12 month re-introduction work program for our returning military by placing them with mentors and in businesses.
Jack graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with the distinction of being selected to the Order of the Barristers. He holds an M.A. in Media Management from Regent University, a B.A. in Communication Studies from Taylor University, attended North Central High School, and graduated from Heritage Christian School.
He is a member of the Indiana State Bar and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association.
Jack possesses an active real estate broker’s license and is a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR). In addition, he is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
Jack has taught as an adjunct professor at Taylor University, his alma mater, on the topic of new media and the law, and offers public seminars focusing on story development and screenwriting. In 2010 Jack published his first book, The Starving Artist’s Diet.
Jack and his wife of 20 years, Elisabeth, have three children; Callista, Ethan, and Conrad and are deeply committed to serving their community. He regularly volunteers time at his children’s schools; and has enjoyed the opportunity to coach his son’s basketball and hockey teams. In addition, they are active members of BridgeWay Community Church in Fishers, Indiana.