(Fishers, IN).  Longtime Hamilton County resident and Iraq War Veteran Chris Jeter announced his intention to run for Indiana State Representative today.  A lawyer and small business owner, Jeter announced he would be running for the seat being vacated by Speaker of the House Brian Bosma at the conclusion of the 2020 legislative session.  

 “My life has been about answering the call to serve,” Jeter said.  “I have worked in government, big business, and as a small business.  In those roles, I have had the opportunity to observe first-hand the issues and concerns our citizens have,” Jeter added. “I want to continue to advance economic opportunity, create jobs, reform education, and maintain our State’s status as the best place in the nation to start and run a business.  I look forward to traveling the district and sharing my vision of Indiana’s next chapter.”

Jeter graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 1997.  He then attended the Oklahoma Baptist University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 2001 before earning his JD from the George Washington University Law School in 2005.  Jeter served seven years on active duty as a JAG officer, including a 9-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom were helped oversee the detention and prosecution of terrorists.  He returned home to Indiana in 2012 and took a position with Barnes & Thornburg LLP.  In 2015, he started his own law firm with two law partners, which has become one of the fastest growing law firms in the State of Indiana.

During his time in the Navy, Jeter served in a host of roles including as Legal Counsel to commanders both abroad and overseas, Special United States Attorney, Deputy Legal Counsel for the United States Naval Academy, and Department of the Navy Liaison to the Department of Justice during the prosecution of Somali pirates.

Jeter is a member of the Fishers Economic Development Commission, the Board of Directors of Greenfield-based NineStar Connect, and as legal advisor to the Hamilton County Council.