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Meet Don Lehe

Indiana House of Representatives: 2002 - present

House District 25: Covering a large portion of White County and sections of Cass, Carroll, Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties.


  • Agriculture and Rural Development (Chair)
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Affairs


  • 10644 S. 100 E., Brookston, IN 47923 (In district)
  • 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204


  • 317-234-2993 (Statehouse)
  • 765-563-3620 (In district)

Education: B.S. Purdue University, 1970

Occupation: Co-owner/Operator, Lehe Farms, Inc.

Education: B.S. Purdue University, 1970

State Representative Don Lehe serves House District 25, which encompasses a large portion of White County and sections of Cass, Carroll, Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties. He was first elected to serve the public as a Frontier School Board member in 1980 and served until 1998. He was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 2002 as the representative for House District 15. During his first term he focused attention to Indiana's farming and agriculture industry, and promoted rural development and job creation for the citizens of Northwest and West Central Indiana. After redistricting, he was elected as representative for House District 25 in 2012.

At the Statehouse, he continues to promote the agriculture industry, but has also expanded his agenda to include issues such as child labor laws and employment certificates for children. Previously, Rep. Lehe co-authored legislation that allows children to obtain more than one work permit as long as they meet the Department of Labor guidelines.

Representative Lehe is the Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development committee as well as a member of Environmental Affairs and Public Health.  In addition to these responsibilities, he serves on multiple advisory commissions, which include the Excellence in Health Care Commission, the Northwest Indiana Transportation Study Commission, the Shoreline Development Commission, and the Steel Industry Advisory Committee.

Representative Lehe is the owner and operator of Lehe Farms, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, and taught high school for two years before moving to farming full time. He is involved with Farm Bureau, the Indiana Cattlemen Association, the American Soybean Association, the American Corn Association, the Indiana Pork Producers, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, and is a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He and his wife, Kathy, and their four children reside in White County.

Community Activities:

  • Frontier School Corporation President (7 years) Board Member (18 years)
  • White County Community Foundation, Board Member
  • Indiana National Guard (6 years)
  • White County Agriculture Association President (2 years), Board Member (10 years)
  • 4-H Advisory Committee, President (2 years), Board Member (5 years)
  • 4-H Leader (25 years)
  • Indiana Pork Producers (30 years)
  • State Executive Committee (4 years)
  • Indiana Farm Bureau (30 years)
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Indiana School Boards Association (20 years)
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Frontier PTO
  • American Legion
  • Knights of Columbus
  • National Right to Life
  • National Rifle Association
  • Eagle Forum



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