Siekman to make another run at Congress


It didn’t take long for Rising Sun attorney Lane Siekman to announce his candidacy for Sixth District U.S. Representative as current congressman Luke Messer (R) has chosen to run for Senate.

Siekman has been attending activities throughout the district since announcing his possible run for office earlier this year.

On Wednesday, July 26th, Siekman posted “It’s official. I am running for Congress in 2018. I have spent the past several months talking to voters, community leaders, party officials, and the voters of the 6th District and it’s time for a change. I don’t have all the answers but I am willing to listen and work for the residents of this district. I believe that we can do better for America.”

He added, “I have spent my life working with people and businesses in rural small town Indiana. Its those same small town values which I hope to take to Washington as your Congressman. It will be an uphill battle but with your support and God’s grace, it can be done.”

Like so many politicians, Siekman made his announcement on Facebook where she shares many of his views. Siekman was democrat candidate for Congress in 2014 but lost in the democratic primary.

Siekman has always been a strong advocate for those who need a voice in our society. His straightforward manner mixes progressive action with Hoosier common sense values. Lane is a fifth generation resident of tiny Ohio County, Indiana and his lifelong ties to Indiana and the 6th District that give him insight into the challenges facing district residents, workers, and businesses. He is a leader in regional economic development serving as Executive Director of the Ohio County Economic Development Corporation and as a member of the Southeastern Indiana Regional Growth Alliance. He serves as Ohio County Council counsel.

He is a former president of the Rising Sun Rotary Club, the Ohio County Historical Society, and the Rising Sun-Ohio County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the First United Church of Christ, Rising Sun Lodge No. 6 F&AM, and other professional organizations. Siekman received a business degree from Ball State University in Muncie and a law degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis. He is married to his wife Robin, a registered nurse, and is the father of three children, daughters Allison and Caroline, and son Brenden.

Siekman’s campaign staff will be announced shortly. Until then, he can be reached or by calling 812-438-4072. To learn more about Lane Siekman, visit: or follow him on twitter @LaneSiekman or on Facebook.