Indiana State Senator Brent Waltz is a lifelong member of the Indianapolis Southside. A 1992 graduate of Center Grove High School and a National Merit Scholar, he graduated with a degree in history and political science from Wabash College. Brent is an Eagle Scout with bronze, silver, and gold palms. He is President of The Baron Group, Inc., a company he started in 1995 that specializes in growing small businesses and developing new companies.
In 2000 he was elected to the Johnson County Council as the youngest county officeholder in half a century. Two years later Brent Waltz was elected by his fellow councilmen as their President, a position he held for his final two years on the council. During his tenure Johnson County enjoyed balanced budgets and an emphasis on infrastructure and economic development.
Brent Waltz won his first term in the Indiana Senate in one of the greatest upsets in Indiana history by defeating 36 year incumbent Larry Borst in the 2004 Republican primary. During the campaign he wore out two pairs of shoes going door to door in every neighborhood in the Senate district. He was reelected to a second term in 2008.
He is a proud member of the following organizations:
National Eagle Scout Association, Life Member
National Rifle Association, Life Member
Center Grove Education Foundation, Trustee Emeritus