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General Information

State Fair Commission Members

Andre Lacy, Chairman
Dana Huber
Beth Bechdol
Bruce Everhart
Matt Martin
Steve Simmerman, President
Indiana State Fair Board
Matthew Rekeweg, C.A.S.H.
Ted McKinney
Director of Department of Agriculture
Senator James W. Merritt Jr.
State Fair Legislative Advisory Committee
Representative Bob Cherry
State Fair Legislative Advisory Committee

State Fair Board Members

Steve Simmerman, President
Battleground - Elected from District 1
Stan Poe, Vice President
Franklin - Elected from District 4
Paul Graf, Secretary
Sellersburg - Appointed from District 5
Pat Barker
Kendallville - Elected from District 3
Jackie Bell
Avilla - Appointed from District 3
Lee Ann Eizinger
Rochester - Appointed from District 2
Ashton Eller
Indianapolis - Elected from District 7
Jim Lankford
Martinsville - Elected from District 6
Bill Leininger
Akron - Elected from District 2
Bryan Messersmith
Sheridan - Appointed from District 4
Al Polin
Indianapolis - Appointed from District 7
Todd Uhl
Corydon - Elected from District 5
Alan Washburn
Kentland - Appointed from District 1
Dr. Jim Weisman
West Lafayette - Appointed from District 6
Doug Huntsinger
Director of Fair Board Administration & Government Affairs

Ex-Officio Members

Representing Governor Mike Pence
Ryan Jarmula
Governor's Office Representative
Representing The Department of Agriculture
Ted McKinney
Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Dr. Jason Henderson 
Associate Dean & Director of Purdue Extension