Originally from Crawfordsville, Ind., Laura has four years of experience in the political sphere. She began her work as a staff assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, she worked in Evansville on Brad Ellsworth's successful campaign for the Indiana 8th District Congressional seat. After the election, she worked in Congressman Ellsworth's office until 2008. She also served as Assistant Director of Internal Affairs and Community Outreach for Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette.
Laura is a 2004 graduate of Indiana University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science. Her interests are running, fitness, politics, reading and cooking.