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It is an honor to represent House District 82 in the 119th General Assembly, which includes all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
I am privileged to lead our district on several issues that will be addressed this session, and I look forward to working with you to better the lives of those living in northeastern Indiana and throughout the state.
With the many concerns facing Hoosiers today, I would like to know how I can better help you. Please feel free to contact me with any of your concerns or suggestions so that I can represent you more effectively.
State Representative Dave Ober
House District 82
Indiana House of Representatives: 2012 - present
House District 82 Includes: All of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties
House Standing Committees:
Interim Study Committee: Employment and Labor
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Occupation: Tourism Asset Coordinator for the Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Education: B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University Calumet
State Representative David Ober, Assistant Majority Whip, was born and raised in Albion, Noble County. He attended Albion Elementary School and Central Noble Middle/High School where he graduated with a Core 40 diploma in ‘05.
After graduating from Central Noble, he attended Purdue University Calumet in Hammond where he studied Computer Graphics Technology. During his time at Purdue University Calumet, he was elected as student body president from ‘08 - ’09. He also interned for Proctor and Gamble with the Cognitive Research Group, working as a design manager in ‘08.
In fall of ‘09, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. After college, he moved back to Noble County to work for KPC Media Group in Kendallville. In July ‘12, he started his own consulting and web developing firm known as Vanguard Strategies in Albion.
Rep. Ober attends Berean Baptist Church in Albion with his family. He is a member and incoming president of the Albion Lions Club and serves on the Noble County Public Library Board of Trustees where he is the immediate past president.
House District 82 includes Noble County and small portions of LaGrange, Elkhart, Whitley and Allen counties in northeastern Indiana.
On July 1 of this year, House Enrolled Act 1305, what some are calling the left-lane law, went into effect. This newly passed legislation permits police officers to issue tickets to left-lane drivers who fail to move over into the right lane if another vehicle is overtaking them.
Within our community and state, meth continues to be a major concern. In 2014, there were more than 1,400 meth lab seizures in Indiana. In House District 82, three counties –Noble, Allen and Elkhart– were among the top 10 counties with the most lab seizures in the state.
These troubling statistics have motivated multiple state legislators to work on a variety of bills to combat meth use. Unfortunately, as state leaders, it can be challenging to find a solution that addresses drug production and abuse while limiting government infringement on law-abiding citizens.
The 2015 legislative session is over, and I am proud of the strides we made to improve our community and state. Before session began, the House Republicans vowed to pass an honestly balanced budget, increase our investment to education, strengthen our ethics laws and address some of the public safety concerns impacting Indiana. I am proud that we were able to fulfill our promises, and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of what we achieved to make Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.
On May 7, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce will be announcing their rankings of the top 100 businesses that are considered the best places to work in Indiana. I am proud to say that Kendall Electric, which provides services to our community, is on this list and received this distinguished recognition.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) congratulates the Michael and Madonna Gross family from Allen County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE - “I was pleased to serve on the Ways and Means Committee and contribute to HB 1001, benefitting all Hoosiers. House Republicans created an honestly balanced budget that funded education and public safety priorities while maintaining Indiana’s healthy reserves.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) authored legislation that makes changes to Indiana’s election law, most notably, straight ticket voting. House Bill (HB) 1008, co-authored by State Reps. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and Milo Smith (R-Columbus), passed out of the House with a vote of 59-35.
As a lawmaker, my goal is to author and support legislation that addresses the concerns of Hoosiers, changes our state for the better and is good, sound policy. Some of the best concepts for legislation evolves from the feedback and input I receive back in my district. House Bill (HB) 1008 is a bill that I feel meets these guidelines by working to make much needed updates to our current voting and election laws.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) has authored a bill to address a local concern involving wineries and distilleries. House Bill (HB) 1053 would allow farm wineries, microbreweries and artisan distilleries to serve their beer, wine or liquor at the same service bar without requiring a structure to separate the service of beer and wine. The bill passed unanimously out of the Indiana House of Representatives.
STATEHOUSE – “I echo Governor Pence’s emphasis to continue increasing job opportunities for Hoosiers..."
STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, co-authored by State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion), was signed into law by Governor Pence at the 122nd Fighter Base in Fort Wayne.
The other day, I was introduced to a YouTube video created by the Cardstore. It started by introducing a fake job position for a Director of Operations and then began interviewing applicants. The position had outlandish, demanding obligations requiring the hired person to work 135 or more hours a week, remain on call at all times and in turn receive no medical or dental benefits or paid vacations.
None of the applicants interviewed in the end seemed interested. In fact, most found the position too challenging or unfair. What was the real-life position being described? Motherhood.
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