Penny Githens for Indiana House, D62

Committed to Progress: Leadership, Experience, Common Sense

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Meet Penny

Penny has prepared her entire life to serve you in the General Assembly. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Math Education from Purdue and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from IU.

She taught science and math as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, followed by years of experience in education and public policy. She is now a County Commissioner, where her focus has been on homelessness, health, and issues surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders. 

When asked about her work experience, Penny said, “I approach tasks with a sense of collaboration, hard work, energy and persistence. Last fall, when a reporter interviewed me about annexation, I described myself as a Woman Warrior – not Wonder Woman – but someone who consistently fights for - and with - those without a voice.”

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  • Living wage for all working Hoosiers

  • Infrastructure

  • Expanded treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders

  • Better support for educators and universal pre-K


  • Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana

  • Monroe County Young Democrats

  • Monroe County Reverse Citizens United

  • Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus

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