Reske endorsed by NRA in 5th Congressional District
PENDLETON, IN- Scott Reske, candidate for United States Congress in Indiana's 5th Congressional District, was endorsed this week by the National Rifle Association.
Reske is one of only two non-incumbent Democratic candidates who received the NRA endorsement for the U.S. House of Representatives for the November 6 General Election.
His Republican opponent, Susan Brooks, was not endorsed.
"I'm a strong Second Amendment advocate," said Reske. "I'm a competitive shooter, who spent 28 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and served both on active duty and in the reserves, retiring as Colonel. In addition, I have served my community as a reserve deputy sheriff for five years."
Reske has had a consistent "A" rating with the NRA and has protected Second Amendment rights as a state legislator.
"I witnessed firsthand the need for Second Amendment rights as a Marine stationed in Los Angeles during the city-wide riots in 1992," said Reske.
"I believe it is one of our sacred rights as Americans to be able to protect ourselves and our property," said Reske. "I protected these freedoms serving our country overseas in the U.S. Marine Corps, and in Congress, I will continue to protect these rights set forth for us in the U.S. Constitution."
Scott Reske is an Iraq War veteran and retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, who served as a helicopter pilot while on active duty. He has served his community as state representative, a volunteer firefighter and as a reserve deputy sheriff. Reske is a former principal of one of Indiana's major engineering firms, which employs over 100 people. He lives in Pendleton with his wife, Jenny, and has three children.