Born and raised in a small town here in Indiana, Amy’s entire adult life has been spent in South Central Indiana.
Amy and Brad Swain have been married for more than
28 years. Brad is a career police deputy who has protected and served for more than 30 years. Currently, Brad serves as Monroe County Sheriff.
The Swains live on a family farm in Springville, and are members of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Amy believes rural residents have been left out of the conversation at the Statehouse far too often.
The daughter of a World War II veteran, a greater sense of community service and patriotism was instilled in Amy at an early age. Her Exchange Club hands out small American flags each Fourth of July to children along the parade route in Monroe County.
As a Girl Scout, she reached the rank of First Class Scout and later would lead two different troops. Amy has also volunteered with the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and Exchange Club. Through these organizations, Amy has served her community and gained a deeper understanding of the issues facing her fellow residents.
In addition, Amy played an integral role in restarting the Grace Center Food Pantry in Harrodsburg. The pantry had gone defunct and left some Hoosier families without food on the table. Amy was asked to help lead the reorganization, as well as launching and managing their Facebook page to keep volunteers and supporters informed. The pantry is up and running again, and serving local residents.
With extensive volunteer experience, Amy understands the issues facing residents of Greene, Monroe, Daviess and Martin counties. She’ll break through the gridlock at the Statehouse and get results for Hoosier families.
Because of her work experience as an EMT, having a Bachelor's degree in Business, and her volunteer involvement, Amy was asked to run for office. She was twice elected to serve on the Indian Creek Township Board.
There, she is part of a truly bipartisan effort. The trustee is a Democrat and the Clerk is a Republican, and the board is made up of a Republican and two Democrats. However, Amy refused to allow partisan differences to impede their ability to get things done. She voted to restore fire protection and emergency medical services to a centrally-located fire station within the township, fulfilling a campaign promise. After leading a three-year process that included public meetings, tax studies, and appearing before the County Commissioners, the bipartisan township board ensured the township continues its protection in tight fiscal times.
As she’s done on her township board, she’ll work beyond party labels to ensure we accomplish goals for our community.