Campaign links: Jason Anderson (R-IN-5)
Jason Patrick Anderson
Jason Anderson Congressional Candidate Indiana District 5
Jason was born and grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana. The youngest child of Jim and Dixie Anderson, he has 2 older brothers and a sister. During his youth, he was involved with 4-H for 10 years participating in Junior Leaders and Horse and Pony. He was also an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church youth group. In high school, he was involved in various activities including drama, speech and debate and was awarded the Daughter of the American Revolution award for Outstanding Work in US History his senior year of high school. He graduated from Penn High School in 1992 and was accepted to Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where he earned degrees in History and Political Science.
Jason moved to central Indiana in 1997 and began work as a software systems consultant in the medical industry where he worked until 2011. In 2011, he took a job with a software systems company and is a National Customer Development Manager focusing on the Public Enterprise sector.
Shortly after his move to central Indiana in 1997, he met his wife Kristi, a former educator, through a blind date, and they were married on September 11, 1999. They have 3 sons ages 9, 5 and 3. They live in Noblesville, Indiana and are members of Bethel Lutheran Church. In their spare time, they enjoy outdoor activities, watching their boys play sports and spending time with family and friends.
Politically Jason grew up in a heavily Democratic area and in middle school at the urging of a neighbor joined the St. Joseph County Young Democrats. Not finding a comfortable fit, he soon dropped out. He remained apolitical through college but never missed an election and voted for candidates on both sides of the political aisle. It wasn’t until after college when he entered the work force and discovered the federal tax code that political concepts and policies were driven from textbooks to real life. Over the past decade, he has become more informed in understanding the issues we face not only as a community and country, but also as a private citizen. This engagement moved him to become what he identifies with as a Constitutional Conservative. This culminated in the family attending their first TEA Party on tax day two years ago. He feels this title more identifies a philosophy than any one political party. He chose to run as a Republican because overall he identifies with the more historic views and social principles that the party sometimes stands for.