January, 5, 2022

Committee to Elect Jennifer-Ruth Green
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CROWN POINT, INDIANA – Jennifer-Ruth Green, Republican candidate for Indiana’s First Congressional District, launches her first campaign video, introducing herself to district. The 90-second video, highlights Green’s experience as a combat veteran and as the founder of a nonprofit designed to serve at-risk youth by providing training in the aerospace industry.

“I’m disappointed in all the divisive rhetoric and the clear leadership crisis,” Green shares in the video as one of her reasons for running for Congress. “I’m tired of out-of-control inflation, government overreach, and the lives of our military members being subjected to the whims of politics.”

“We need accountable leaders of character, and my training has taught me that leaders lead from the front. That’s what I am committed to do in Congress,” Green continues. “I will fight for strong American families, a strong American economy and strong national security.”

At eighteen years old, Green followed in her father and grandfathers’ footsteps and joined the United States Air Force. After graduating from the USAF Academy, she began her Air Force career in aviation and then transitioned to serve as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Green deployed to Baghdad in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM where she served as a mission commander for counterintelligence activities.

After twelve years of full-time military service, Green transitioned to the US Air Force Reserve Component and chose to make Northwest Indiana her permanent home. Locally, Green serves her community in Northwest Indiana as an educator and is the founder of MissionAero Pipeline, a non-profit reaching at-risk youth that seeks to transform lives, inspire STEM careers, and set students, as young as 5th grade through college, on a path of learning and service in the aerospace industry.

Green, a first-time candidate who entered the race in July of 2021, has raised more money than any other Republican candidate in Indiana’s First Congressional District in over 25 years.

Green’s candidacy has already attracted the attention of House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC and earned her a spot on the “Women to Watch” list for 2022. She was also featured as one of eight Republican African-American “Up-and-Comers to watch” by Newsmax Magazine.

“I’m excited by the momentum our campaign has experienced so far,” Green said. “I am proud of the work that has gone into sharing my vision for a brighter future for America and for Northwest Indiana. I am committed to work hard in the coming months to earn the trust and the votes of the residents of Indiana’s First Congressional District.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee has listed Indiana’s First Congressional district as one of the top races in the country to flip from Democrat to Republican. Recent polling shows the generic ballot is tied in the district. In 2020, every Republican candidate to flip a blue seat was either a woman, a minority, or a veteran.

Green, 39, is a Crown Point resident. Green continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard. She is the commander (Chief Information Officer) of the 122d Communications Flight and is the first African-American, or Asian-American, woman selected to serve in this position in the history of the Fighter Wing.