FACT CHECK: Congressman Messer is Indiana’s resident swamp creature

INDIANAPOLIS – When Congressman Messer was elected to Congress he traded his life in Indiana for the swamp and never looked back. Despite representing the 6th Congressional District, he and his family live in a Washington, D.C. suburb that’s one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country. His Indiana “residence” where he’s registered to vote is his mother’s home.

While living in McLean, Congressman Messer’s wife Jennifer has a “sweetheart deal” with the City of Fishers which pays her more than $20,000 a month in taxpayer money for part-time legal work, a higher salary than Fishers’ full-time staff attorneys.

FACTS:

  • Despite representing Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, Congressman Messer and his family live in the Washington, D.C. suburb of McLean, Virginia.
  • Congressman Messer and his wife sold their Shelbyville home shortly after his election to Congress. As of 2017, Congressman Messer claims his mother’s Greensburg home as his Indiana residence and is registered to vote there.
  • Thanks to what government watchdogs have described as a “sweetheart deal” with the City of Fishers, Congressman Messer’s wife Jennifer earns more than $20,000 per month for part-time legal consulting, dramatically more than any of the city’s staff attorneys.
  • The City of Fishers paid Jennifer Messer more than $240,000 in taxpayer money a year and has given her more than $580,000 total since 2015.

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