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Meet the Candidate: Nathan Hartman (R)

Nathan Hartman was born in 1979 in Fort Wayne and is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne.  Most of Nathan’s extended family still resides in Fort Wayne.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters at the many great attractions Fort Wayne has to offer.

Nathan has served in many volunteer roles in Fort Wayne.  He is President of the Allen County Economic Development Commission.  He is a city council appointment on the board of Citilink. On this Board, he works hard to position Citilink as a workforce development tool to help residents get to work on time and work themselves out of poverty. He has also served as a Board Member of Cable Fund Access Board, which seeks to enhance public, educational, and government access television within the City of Fort Wayne, through the effective use of cable television franchise fees.

He attended St. Charles for grade school and enjoyed playing football and basketball. He started the youth group at St. Charles and ran their first Antioch weekend, he is still a member of St. Charles to this day. He enjoys playing softball in the summer on the St. Charles softball team.

Nathan went to Bishop Dwenger High School and was captain of the tennis team and a varsity wrestler.  He spent most of his free time helping with Habitat for Humanity and the student government. He spent spring breaks in West Virginia working on multiple service projects as part of the school’s service programs.  Being elected to student body treasurer his senior year showed his political interests.

He spent his summers in high school and college working on construction projects and learning the value of a hard day’s work.

He attended Indiana University and Graduated in May 2002.  While enjoying the beautiful campus in Bloomington, he never missed a chance to cheer on the Hoosiers with Bobby Knight at the helm. He also worked as a Chairman of the Student Athletic Board and Chairman of the Reed Judicial Committee.  He road in the Little 500 and won the Rookie of the Year Award and the Little 500 Working Rider Scholarship.  He is a founding member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon IU chapter, and President his senior year.  He continued his involvement with Habitat by organizing events for the Fraternity and working on Habitat Homes in Bloomington.  After college, he was elected Vice President of the Ruby Cup Foundation, whose goal is to promote scholastic accomplishment, leadership, and continual community involvement.

Nathan is an actuarial pension consultant working in downtown Fort Wayne. He helps businesses to understand their pension liabilities and fund them correctly. In this position, he spends a lot of time working with budgets and financial projections. This will make him a great asset for City Council.

As a happily married man and father to two beautiful daughters, he feels the need to help shape the future for his family and city.  He believes he can make a difference and help build a better, safer, more prosperous city for his family and for all families in Fort Wayne.

Jacob Burbrink

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