In 2014, as a youth, I decided to get involved in state politics. I campaigned for my state representative, who was not reelected. At that point, I really didn’t have anyone I could call on as a mentor for state level politics. Luckily, I met Representative Curt Nisly.
All young people need someone to believe in them, for me in came in the form of a state representative. For the past couple of years, Curt has pushed me to the best I can be, to stick to my guiding principles in all that I do, and multiple times has gone out of his way to come to Elwood because I wanted to have an in-person conversation.
Here’s the thing: Curt didn’t just do this for me. He did it because he cares about young people.
One day, I may run for office and Curt will be the person to thank because without his support and confidence in all that I do, I wouldn’t be still in politics, and he has never expected anything in return.
This summer I was in Indianapolis for my first Republican state convention and without any hesitation Curt allowed to me tag along and learn hands on how to network with other Republicans.
Through everything, Curt has never become impatient with me, and has always understood how I learn best. I don’t know how anyone would want to run against him as State Representative.