Congressman Luke Messer filed for re-election on Thursday to continue serving in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.

“It’s an honor to serve Hoosiers in east-central and southeastern Indiana, and I am grateful for the trust they have placed in me to represent them in Washington,” Messer stated after his filing.

“These are challenging times for our nation, but I believe our priorities are clear: we must protect our national security, defeat Islamic extremist terrorists and get our economy moving again,” Messer continued. “That’s what I’ve been working on in Congress, and I look forward to earning the votes of Hoosiers across this district so that work can continue.”

“Despite our difficulties, I know America’s best days are ahead of us,” Messer said. “We can ensure our kids and grand-kids have a brighter future if we just return to our founding principles. It won’t be easy. But, we need to make the tough decisions necessary to defeat our enemies like ISIS, balance budgets and get government out of the way so individuals, families and job creators can thrive. I am committed to that work and hope to be able to continue to fight for conservative principles in Washington next year,” said the Congressman.

Congressman Messer was elected the House Republican policy chair during his second term. That is the conference’s fifth ranking leadership position. In his first term, Messer was elected President of the Freshman Class by his peers. Messer currently serves on the House Financial Services and Education & Workforce committees.