Rep. Lauer: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Lauer: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, April 8, 2019 11:46 am

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2019) — A Columbus East High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Jon Brunnemer, a resident of Columbus, is the son of Robert W. Brunnemer and Amy L. Schnapp-Brunnemer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Valparaiso University.

“Working in the Indiana House of Representatives is a rewarding and encouraging experience, the lawmakers’ attention and concern for their constituents is clear,” Brunnemer said. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Indiana and participate in the legislative process.”

As a legislative intern, Brunnemer corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

“Seeing young professionals from our community taking a proactive role in our state government is encouraging,” Lauer said. “Interns do so much to help out, and I recommend an internship with the House of Representatives to all students looking to be more involved in the public sector. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience and make connections with people from across the state.”

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes portions of Bartholomew County.

A high-resolution photo of Lauer can be downloaded by clicking here.


CAPTION: Columbus resident Jon Brunnemer (right) joins State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) (left) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Brunnemer is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2019 legislative session.