Jen Bass-Patino for Indiana House District 25
The Change We Need.
The Voice We Deserve.
Jen believes that Hoosiers have more in common than the differences we are bombarded with in the news and social media. We all want a safe and healthy environment in which to live, work, and raise families. We all want to know that our students are well educated and ready to enter the workforce with skills that will take them into the future. We all want to know that we have employment opportunities to support ourselves and our families.
Jen will work to end the divisive rhetoric we are inundated with, which does nothing to serve anyone and eliminates progress. She will focus on our common goals and everyday issues that impact the lives of all Hoosiers. She will provide a voice of reason, common sense, and work towards a more collaborative environment.
Jen was raised with traditional Midwestern family values. She is the proud daughter of a disabled combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient father and a stay-at-home mother who transitioned to the workforce after raising children. Her parents instilled the value of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of critical thinking. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, Springfield after which she worked in the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for five years supporting multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. She then transitioned to the medical and healthcare field as a researcher in infectious diseases, eventually working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, focusing on rare diseases and oncology. Jen spent the past decade running global clinical trials, which required leading large global teams to achieve targeted milestones while managing large multi-million-dollar budgets. She is currently employed as a Manager of Quality Assurance, ensuring that clinical trials are run ethically and comply with all regulatory standards and requirements.
Jen has been a married person with no kids, a married working mom, a stay-at-home mom, and a single working mom. She has had many perspectives and wants to hear yours. She has a proven history of working across cultures, personalities, competing priorities, and challenging situations to get things done. She thinks the more we can work to understand each other, the more we can accomplish together for Boone and Hendricks Counties. Jen moved with her two daughters from Illinois to Indiana in 2014. Jen chose this area for the schools, the public safety, and the economic growth opportunities. Over the past eight years it's become clear to her that we can, and must, do better.
Jen is asking for your support in her bid for Indiana House District 25. Please explore the site, and if you have any questions feel free get in touch with her campaign!
The Issues We Face
For a Better Future
In Boone and Hendricks Counties, we are blessed with wonderful public schools, but our state legislature has created more problems for education than it has solved. Every student deserves to feel safe and welcome at school while receiving a quality education. Teachers must be respected and fairly compensated for the qualifications and valuable service they provide. Jen believes that Indiana needs to support our trades and technical community, including providing training that will ensure future job security. As the parent of two children in our public schools, Jen will be a voice at the Statehouse supporting our schools, teachers, administrators, and students.
Decades of Experience
All Hoosiers deserve access to quality healthcare at reasonable costs. In Indiana this has become a crisis with respect to maternal mortality, mental health, and access to quality healthcare in rural areas. Jen believes that not only is it imperative to provide quality health care, but also to reduce the stigma related to mental health and create greater access to mental health services. We continue to experience consequences of the global Covid-19 pandemic which must remain at the forefront of our attention. The state legislature should work to improve public health, not to restrict access to care. Reproductive health care decisions should be made by women with guidance from their medical provider, their families, and their own faith.
Indiana ranks at the bottom
Indiana is one of the most polluted states in the nation. Our waterways were recently ranked as the most polluted in the nation. If we don't have clean air, water, and land, we don't have the most basic requirements for healthy and prosperous lives for our citizens. Agriculture and tourism are core industries and part of the character of our state yet are threatened by deteriorating natural resources. We must be sure that our state is doing everything possible to change course. Jen will work to pass reasonable and responsible legislation to address our state's environmental problems.
Keeping Business Booming
Indiana cannot continue to provide quality education and training programs for Hoosiers, only to have them relocate out of state to find employment to support themselves and their families. We need to ensure that high paying jobs are abundant in our state, which will positively impact our local economies and communities. Although inflation is a consequence of global events, a secure and robust local workforce is a buffer against the worst impacts here at home.
Jen Bass-Patino is proud to support small businesses throughout the community and understands that they are still suffering the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, helping to build the kind of lives and livelihoods that we all desire. She plans to help small businesses overcome those hardships to ensure Boone and Hendricks County businesses not only survive, but they also thrive.
The Stakes are High
Jen believes that no matter what you look like or where you come from, you deserve to have your concerns heard. She believes the Statehouse should be a place of cooperation and will work hard with other legislators to move Indiana forward. The current GOP Supermajority is unhealthy for our state because it allows one party to govern without compromise. Jen will endeavor to represent all of her constituents.
Thank you for your interest in Jen Bass-Patino's campaign for House District 25.
Message from Jen:
While we did not win, we gave voice to the issues we believe in. I want to thank my daughters who gracefully accepted this new era in their lives and will always be my reason for working to make their future brighter. Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who worked so hard on our campaign these last several months. I want to congratulate Representative Cash on her victory. I encourage you all to continue to reach out to her and share your concerns and needs throughout the next legislative session.