Elmer Brames Seeking Re-election As County Commissioner

Jasper (NNDC) – Dubois County District 2 Commissioner Elmer Brames, a resident of Bainbridge Township, has registered as a candidate for re-election. Brames, a lifelong Dubois County resident, is a former Bainbridge Township Assessor.

As a lifelong county resident Brames says, “I recognize and appreciate the quality of life enjoyed by Dubois County residents. We are truly the model of counties all over the state.  I’d like to continue to move our county forward in a common sense approach. We must continue to be progressive while maintaining our conservative values.”

Brames grew up on a farm in Jackson Township and belonged to the St. Anthony Community. He was one of nine children born to Albert and Inna (Schipp) Brames. He is a graduate of St. Ferdinand High School and Indiana State University and has been married to the former Marilyn Kerstiens for 47 years. They are the parents of three children, Tara Eckman, Dana Kunz, and Kyle Brames, and eight grandchildren, all of whom are residents of Dubois County.

He taught Industrial Arts technology at Jasper High School for 36 years. In 2002 he pioneered the Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum, which is still in place today. He is a member of Holy Family Parish, where he has served as chairman of both the parish and school councils and has been an active member of the finance, endowment, technology, and several other committees. He has served on the Diocese of Evansville capital campaign committee and recently served on the diocesan reorganization committee for the Jasper Deanery.

“At the end of any term,” Brames says, there will always be unfinished business. These unresolved issues are the reason I am seeking another term. I will continue to be an advocate for the people, both on the Board of Commissioners and with the legislature and administration of the State of Indiana.”

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