Joe Donnelly (D-IN-Senate)
Congressman Joe Donnelly
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Biography of Joe Donnelly from House.gov
Joe Donnelly is the congressman from Indiana’s 2nd District. As a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, he is a Democrat committed to a moderate agenda that includes fiscal discipline and strong national security. He is also on two committees that meet the diverse needs of Indiana’s 2nd District: Financial Services and Veterans’ Affairs.
Joe was born on September 29th, 1955. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Government in 1977. Joe also graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1981.
Joe was a member of the law firm of Nemeth, Feeny and Masters in South Bend where he conducted a general practice. Joe also operated a small business, which was located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
In addition to his careers in law and small business, Joe has maintained an active presence in public service. From 1988 to1989, he worked with both parties to ensure fair and accurate election results by serving on the Indiana State Election Board. Joe was also a member of the School Board for Mishawaka Marian High School from 1997 to 2001, serving as President during the 2000 – 2001 term.
Joe lives in Granger with his wife Jill. They have been married since 1979. Together they have two children, Molly and Joseph Jr. They are members of St. Anthony de Padua Parish, where Joe served as chairman of the Bishop’s Appeal Campaign from 1994 to 1996.
Biography of Joe Donnelly from Donnelly for Indiana
As a husband, father, former small business owner, and graduate of Notre Dame, Joe Donnelly understands the Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work. His father was a small business owner and his mother was a homemaker. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1977, Joe went on to graduate from the Notre Dame Law School in 1981.
After practicing law and working in business for 15 years, Joe opened his own small business, Marking Solutions, based out of Mishawaka. Marking Solutions was a printing and rubber stamp company and enjoyed success in its 10 years of operation.
Joe has enjoyed a long and distinguished career not only in business, but also as a public servant. From 1988-1989 he served on the Indiana State Election Board, a position that allowed him to work with members of both parties to ensure fair and accurate election results. Joe was also a member of the school board for Mishawaka Marian High School from 1997-2001, serving as president during the 2000-2001 school term. In this position, he gained valuable insight and experience in managing and finding solutions to the problems that our education system faces.
In 2006, he was elected to U.S. Congress to represent Indiana’s 2nd District. He is currently serving his third term after being reelected in 2008 and 2010. He is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition which promotes a moderate agenda that includes fiscal discipline and strong national security. Joe also serves on two important committees that help meet the diverse needs of Indiana’s 2nd District: Financial Services and Veteran’s Affairs.
Joe lives in Granger with his wife, Jill. Together they have two children, Molly and Joe, Jr. They are members of St. Anthony de Padua Parish, where Joe served as chairman of the Bishop’s Appeal Campaign from 1994-1996.