Marlin Stutzman is a fourth-generation farmer, business owner, and former U.S. Congressman from Howe, Indiana. Marlin and his wife, Christy, have two sons, Payton and Preston. Marlin is currently Chief Development Officer of WishBone Medical Inc. in Warsaw. Marlin and Christy are also co-owners of Stutzman Power Equipment in Middlebury and Ava Laurenne Bride, a bridal boutique in the historic district of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Stutzmans continue to maintain their family farm, Schönbrook Farm & Inn, in Howe where they raise Wagyu Beef, Thoroughbred Horses, and Brittany Spaniels as well as opening their historic Victorian Style home as an Inn.
Marlin's first experience in business was at the age of 16 when he started his own beef cattle operation. At the age of 18, he became a partner with his father Albert and family and built Stutzman Family Farms into a multi-million dollar operation. Growing seed corn, green beans, corn, soybeans, venturing into organic crop production, Marlin soon added a trucking company to the family operation to compliment the needs of their crop production.
At the age of 25, Marlin was elected to the Indiana State House, working as the youngest serving state legislator for several years while still working full-time on the farm. He helped Governor Mitch Daniels to take the state from a $1 billion deficit to more than a $1 billion surplus and a 10 year fully-funded roads program, without raising taxes. He was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 2008, representing a large portion of the counties in Northeast Indiana.
Elected to the US House of Representatives in November, 2010, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman quickly emerged as a pro-business, pro-family, conservative leader for Northeast Indiana. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee with Chairman Jeb Henserling, the Budget Committee with Chairman Tom Price, and the Dean of Indiana’s Republican delegation in the House, Marlin worked hard to bring common sense to an out of control federal government. Congressman Stutzman was proud to serve the needs of the hardworking Hoosier families who call Indiana’s Third Congressional District home.
Marlin graduated from Lake Area Christian School in 1994 and attended Trine University where he studied Accounting and Business Management. The Stutzmans attend Northside Baptist Church in Elkhart and live in Middlebury. Marlin’s heart for mission work has led to short-term mission trips in Russia, Haiti, Mexico, and Guatemala. Marlin is a member of the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, NFIB, ARC of Indiana, the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Howe Community Association, the NRA, and several Hoosier right-to-life organizations.