Humble Beginnings

Ron was born in Evansville, IN, where he grew up with his older sister Dianna, twin brother Don, and younger brother Avril II. At age 11, he picked up his strong work ethic when he began working at his family's grocery store. Ron and his two brothers attended and graduated from Mater Dei High School and spent 15 years in Scouting. Ron put himself through school and was the first graduate of the Deaconess Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy, earning his Respiratory Care Practitioner Diploma.

Growing A Family

Ron and his wife Karen married in 1967, and together they have two daughters and now four grandchildren - who are the light of Ron's life. Ron raised his kids and lives with Karen in Northwest Warrick County, where they attend St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Part of Our Community

Ron has been involved in our community since he moved here. He’s held multiple positions, and currently serves on the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce as Director. Past memberships include Chairman of the St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital Foundation and President of the Boonville Kiwanis Club.

Ron is also a member of:

  • Indiana Right to Life
  • Right to Life of Southwestern Indiana
  • National Rifle Association
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow

Working for Us

Ron has been serving Warrick County since 1975, first as the Director of Respiratory Care and Business Development for Warrick Hospital for 21 years and he and his family owned & operated Freedom Medical for 38 years. He began his Political Career serving as the County Coroner for 6 years and was elected in 2010 as our local State Representative. He worked for a decade to ensure that government was working for the counties and their residents. Ron continues to advocate for fiscal integrity and family values. While serving in the Statehouse he sat on these committees:

  • Medicaid Advisory
  • Vice Chair of Public Health
  • Vice Chair of Agriculture
  • Commerce, Small Business & Economic Development
  • Chair of Statutory Committee on Interstate & International Co-Operation

Ron has served as our Councilman at large since 2020 and serves on the County Economic Development Committee and Personnel Committee.

Endorsed By

  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Indiana Right to Life
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana State FOP
  • National Rifle Association
  • Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Indiana State Pipe Trades Association
  • Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136
  • Boilermakers Local 374
  • Communication Workers of America
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen 
  • Communications Workers of America,Indiana State Council

Supported by:

  • Indiana State Building & ConstructionTrades Council
  • Chauffeurs-Teamsters & Helpers Local 215
  • Southern Indiana Builders Association
  • IBEW Local 16
  • L.I.U.N.A. Local 561
  • Millwrights Local 1076
  • Iron Workers Local 103
  • Operating Engineers Local 181