Dale Basham Announces His Bid for District 34

I am writing to let you know that I have filed to become your Republican Candidate for Indiana State Representative, District 34.

Throughout the last several months, I have traveled every corner of Muncie-Delaware County as the Interim Executive Director of the Muncie Visitors Bureau. Even though my contract ended on 31 December, I treasure the many memories, the stories I shared with all of you, stories of hard-working Hoosiers – business owners, hoteliers, and citizens who make Muncie-Delaware County the crown jewel of East Central Indiana.  I was amazed by the excited visitors from around the globe who came to Muncie for all sorts of reasons. The experience once again fueled my fire to campaign to represent you and our community as your State Representative.

As you may know, after graduating from Ball State University, I had the privilege of a 30+ year career at Muncie Southside High School as a teacher, guidance counselor, and associate principal. I moved to the Muncie Area Career Center as the Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. After retirement, I served on the Muncie Community School Board. Shortly thereafter, I served in a variety of interim administrative positions, including Muncie Central High School Principal, to help pave the way for the consolidation of the two high schools into one. As most of you know, during the last years of my career in education, I also served as President of Muncie Rotary and then was elected Governor of Rotary International District 6560, jobs that allowed me to shine a spotlight on our beloved City of Muncie to Rotarians around the country and even around the world. I have been representing Muncie for years!

As a lifelong Christian conservative, coupled with my many years in education and service to our community, I feel I am uniquely prepared to represent our common-sense Muncie values at the statehouse in Indianapolis.

As a former educator, I will be your voice for family-focused education. I will advocate for the students, parents, and educators in Muncie.

Having traveled throughout Muncie-Delaware County for years, I will continue to work with our Mayor and city officials, as well as our Commissioners and county leaders, to promote Muncie as a destination for new businesses and continued economic development. Let’s bring more high paying jobs to Muncie!

In 2020, we came very close to defeating our opponent in the fall election. We gave our opponent the closest race of her career and won parts of the district that traditionally vote Democrat. The campaign faced an overwhelming shutdown caused by a devastating pandemic and a very divisive Presidential election. As your candidate in 2022, I feel confident that together we will be victorious and take back our District 34.

I need your help! I need your financial support. I need your prayers. I need your vote. Tell your friends and family to join our campaign for Indiana State Representative, District 34.