News Release: STATE REPRESENTATIVE KREG BATTLES SEEKS RE-ELECTION TO DISTRICT 64 Vincennes – State Representative Kreg Battles, a veteran math and science teacher, announced today that he will seek re-election to represent House District 64 in the General Assembly, pointing out that there was still much to do in Indianapolis, particularly providing Homeowners with meaningful and lasting property tax relief. “We are now seeing the devastating effects of Governor Daniels’ 2005 Budget that cut funding for our local schools and was balanced on the backs of property owners,” Battles said. “Last session we provided homeowners with $550 million in property tax relief, but more must be done to help families from losing their homes. I will continue to seek solutions to this problem and I ask that the voters of District 64 lend me their support on Election Day.” Battles, serving his first term in the Indiana House, was named to the powerful Ways and Means Committee and as Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Commerce, Energy, and Utilities. While serving on the Ways and Means Committee, he has played a vital role in helping expand higher education institutions, particularly the Vincennes University Advance Manufacturing Training Centers in Gibson County and Jasper. This session, Battles is playing an important role in helping the House of Representatives craft a bill that will provide property tax relief for Hoosiers. He believes that property tax relief must be distributed fairly and any reforms must be lasting. Battles believes the General Assembly must do more to create quality jobs in Southwest Indiana. If re-elected, Battles will continue to fight to ensure schools in Southwest Indiana receive adequate funding and work to expand access to quality and affordable healthcare. “I will continue to fight to make sure Southwest Indiana doesn’t receive the short end of the stick from politicians in Indianapolis,” Battles said. “I am running to give Hoosiers a voice at the State House; we simply cannot afford to be overlooked and left out of the process.” Battles is married to Susy and they have two children, Ian and Megan. He and his wife are members of the First Baptist Church in Vincennes, where he served as a Deacon and on the Christian Education Board. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and past member on the Vincennes Parks and Recreation Board.