Jackie Walorski is a native Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. Jackie attended Riley High School in South Bend and graduated with a BA from Taylor University, also in Indiana. She started her career as a reporter at WSBT-TV and later worked as a Development Director to raise funds for local colleges and universities.
Shortly after marrying her husband Dean, a Mishawaka school teacher, Jackie and Dean moved to Romania. While in Romania, they founded their own agency and local foundation to help provide much-needed medical supplies to the country’s impoverished children.
After returning home, Jackie was elected to her first of three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004. She rose quickly to leadership becoming the Assistant Floor Leader for the Republican Caucus.
In the legislature, Jackie developed a reputation as an independent voice in the fight to lower taxes and eliminate wasteful government spending. Now, Jackie is running for United States Congress to take the fight for common sense Hoosier values to DC.