Jim (Jim) Baird (R-04)

US Representative Jim Baird

Jim (Jim) Baird (R-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.5037
FAX: 202.226.0544
District: 317.563.5567
Representative
Room 1314 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1404
355 South Washington Street
Danville, IN 46122
Residence:Greencastle, IN

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Research and Development Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Co-ChairCooperative Business Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Research and Development Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Co-ChairCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture

Bio

Congressman Jim Baird is a lifelong resident of West Central Indiana. He proudly represents Indiana's 4th Congressional District, which includes 16 counties, and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Before being elected to Congress, he served eight years as a State Representative in the Indiana General Assembly. During this time, he was a member of the Ways and Means Committee and played an integral role in balancing Indiana's budget. He is a strong believer in fiscal responsibility and applied the idea of living within our means, helping to keep Indiana a place where Hoosiers can thrive and businesses can grow. He also served on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, the Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation, the Environmental Affairs Committee, the Statutory Committee on Ethics, the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, where he provided assistance and insight, and authored legislation relating to these areas. Additionally, Congressman Baird served in local government as a County Commissioner where he focused on improving his community's infrastructure and keeping local services efficient and cost-effective. Congressman Baird is a decorated Vietnam War veteran, as his distinguished service to our country was recognized with a Bronze Star with V device and two Purple Hearts. He and his unit were inducted in the United States Transportation Corps Hall of Fame. One of the Gun Trucks from the unit, "The Eve of Destruction" is on display in the Transportation Museum in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. He is a proud graduate of Purdue University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in animal science. After returning from Vietnam, Congressman Baird earned a Doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky in monogastric nutrition. Congressman Baird is an active or former member of numerous local organizations including the Rotary Club of Greencastle, Putnam County Fair and 4-H Club Association, VFW, American Legion, Indiana Farm Bureau, OCS 270 and numerous others. He served on the advisory council for Purdue University's Dean of Agriculture. He is married to his high school sweetheart Danise, and together they are the proud parents of three children, all graduates of Purdue University. Before joining Congress, he ran a home healthcare agency and a farm with his family. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and working on his family farm.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Danise   DOB: 6/4/1945
Counties Representing
Boone
Clinton
Fountain
Hendricks
Johnson
Lawrence
Marion
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Tippecanoe
White