Huntington resident Stoffel files for District 50 seat in state house

John Stoffel
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Huntington native and resident John Stoffel announced on Tuesday, Jan. 28, that he has filed his candidacy and is running for the District 50 seat as a Republican in the Indiana House of Representatives.

“As a long-time resident of northeast Indiana, I have seen the everyday challenges faced by my friends and neighbors who live and work in this district,” says Stoffel. “As your representative, I will be your voice at the statehouse.”

The 51-year-old has served as an educator in Huntington and Allen counties for more than 25 years. He is also a husband, father, coach, mentor, volunteer and active member of the community. He has developed and implemented numerous programs for students at Flint Springs Elementary in Huntington, and in 2016, he earned the Flint Springs Elementary School Tea-cher of the Year Award.

“I help as much as I can in my capacity as an educator, but I want to do more,” says Stoffel. “I have advocated passionately for improving our education system and I have come to realize that the issues faced by our schools reflect even larger, more serious issues faced by our com-munity. I want to address and find solutions for those issues.”

Stoffel comes from a civic-minded family that includes teachers, police officers, small business owners and farmers. He believes in making things better for future generations.

“I am proud of having been raised to serve our community, to support our community and to stand up for our community,” says Stoffel. “Now, with your help, I want to represent our community. I want to bring the statehouse back home to you, the people.”

Stoffel earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ball State University and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Stoffel filed officially at the Indiana Statehouse, in Indianapolis, on Jan. 22.