ABOUT

 About Mike

Mike Braun is a conservative businessman running for the United States Senate. Mike is running because Hoosiers are ready for leaders who can break the stranglehold career politicians have on the federal government. Mike is ready to bring conservative change to Washington. Mike knows that President Trump is going to need reinforcements if he is going to drain the swamp in DC, and replacing Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly with a Hoosier conservative who can get the job done is a good place to start.

As founder and CEO of Meyer Distributing and owner of Meyer Logistics, Mike Braun has employed thousands of Americans across the United States. Mike’s companies serve all 50 states and have locations in 38 states, with Meyer’s corporate headquarters located in Jasper, Indiana.


Mike graduated from Jasper High School in 1972, where he served as senior class president and lettered in football, basketball, and track. Mike went on to graduate from Wabash College where he earned an economics degree, graduated summa cum laude, and served as President of the Student Body. In 1976, Mike married his high school sweetheart Maureen and entered Harvard Business School, earning an M.B.A. in 1978.

After graduation, Mike took a different path than many of his classmates and moved back to Jasper to start his career. In 1979, he co-founded Crystal Farms, Inc. which later became one of the largest turkey operations in the Midwest.

After starting at Meyer Body Company in 1981 and eventually acquiring full ownership, Mike transitioned from the manufacturing sector to the distribution markets, forming Meyer Distributing. Since then, Meyer has grown to be among the industry leaders in auto parts distribution. Under Mike’s leadership, Meyer survived the 2008 financial collapse and came out a stronger company, averaging 22 percent growth since 2009.

Today, Meyer is a nationwide contender in the third-party logistics business. Throughout the massive expansion of his business, Mike has always remained grounded to his roots by anchoring the company in Jasper. Mike is proud of his decision to build his businesses in his hometown.
Throughout the years, Mike has always looked for ways to give back to his community and serve his fellow Hoosiers. Mike is an avid outdoorsman, and enthusiastic mushroom hunter every spring. Mike has also served as a member of the local School Board and was elected as a State Representative in 2014.

As a State Representative, Mike has partnered with conservative leaders like Vice President Mike Pence to deliver results for Hoosiers. The 2016 Indiana General Assembly was ranked as the most conservative legislative body in the country. Mike has also been a strong defender of Hoosier values and has previously received endorsements from Indiana Right to Life and has a lifetime A Rating from the NRA.
Mike still resides in Jasper and recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with Maureen. Mike and Maureen have four grown children, Jason, Jeff, Ashley and Kristen. Jason, Jeff and Kristen work with him at Meyer. Mike and Maureen are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Mike is running for the Senate because he believes that Washington needs more people with experience in the private sector, not politics. Mike has spent his career building a business and creating jobs. Hoosiers need leaders like Mike Braun who understand the real consequences of the failure of our federal government and are capable of delivering conservative solutions for our problems.
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