Attorney Brittany Brockman Now GOP Candidate for Jasper City Council
JASPER (Local Sources) -Attorney Brittany Brockman has been selected by the Republican Party to be a candidate for Jasper City Council, District #4, filling a ballot vacancy from the recent Primary Election. She joins Nancy Eckerle, Dean Vonderheide, John Bell and Kevin Manley on the November 5th General Election ballot.
Brittany Brockman is the owner of a business law and estate planning firm on Main Street in downtown Jasper, and her home is on Briarcliff Parkway, Jasper. Brockman is the proud parent of a four-year-old son, Jack, who attends Holy Trinity Catholic School in Jasper.
Brittany Brockman graduated from Jasper High School with an Academic Honors Diploma in 2006. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 2009 from Indiana University, Bloomington, and in 2013 was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis. She has served internships in the Indiana State Senate (2008), the IU McKinney School of Law Disability Clinic (2013), and the Steven C. Bradley Law Office in Jasper (2013-2014).
In 2005, Brittany Brockman was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. She received scholarships from the Jasper PTO, the Dubois County Builder’s Association, the James Haller Memorial Foundation, the Jasper Strassenfest, the American National Teenager Scholarship Organization, and the Eli Lilly Foundation. While an undergraduate at Indiana University, she was named to the Dean’s List, the High Dean’s List and the National Dean’s List. In 2008, she received the Indiana University Founder’s Day Award for High Scholastic Achievement, and in 2011, she received a Civil Mediation Certification. In 2013, she completed a research note supervised by Professor Richard G. Wright focusing on the First Amendment religious freedom rights of infants in health law. Also in 2013, she completed an advanced field research study on environmental law and citizen access to local government in Crawford County.
Brittany Brockman has always desired to give back to her hometown of Jasper because of her family’s strong history within the community. Brockman’s great-great-great grandfather, Franz Steftenagel, was among the first settlers of Jasper from Germany in the 1800s, and he donated giant poplar trees from his farm for the large columns that remain inside St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Brockman’s great-great grandfather, William L. Giesler, owned several coal mines in the area, and in 1924, he purchased what eventually came to be known as Giesler’s Tavern on the square in Jasper (currently the site of Chocolate Bliss). Brockman’s great-grandfather, Clarence “Speck” Giesler, co-owned Giesler’s tavern and was one of the four original founders and first President of Jasper Rubber Corporation. Brockman’s grandfather, William “Bill” Giesler, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jasper Rubber Corporation, as an officer and director of Jasper Southgate Industries, and as a charter member and first President of the Precious Blood School Board of Education. Brockman’s grandmother, Gerry Giesler, has been a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church choir for more than 30 years.
Like her family, Brockman recognizes the importance of taking an active role the community. Brockman has volunteered for the Dubois County Relay for Life, the Perry County and Monroe County Special Olympics, and the Monroe County Humane Association. She has served as a committee member for the IU McKinney School of Law student chapters of the Federalist Society (2009-2010), the Student Bar Association (2009-2011), and the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (2009-2010). Brockman is presently a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the Dubois County Right to Life, the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, the Dubois County Bar Association, the Dubois County Estate Planning Council, and Women Empowering Women.
Brittany Brockman hopes to add a fresh perspective to the city council and wants to encourage young people to return to Jasper to start their own families and careers. Brockman feels that her business law and estate planning background has prepared her to contemplate a range of possibilities when considering projects that will impact Jasper’s future.