Rural Education Efforts | Representative Terry Goodin, Indiana
Rural Workforce and Immigration | Senator Janne Myrdal, North Dakota
Hawaii Efforts at Rural Education | Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii
Rural Education: Training to be an Urban Teacher | Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, Colorado
Ohio Efforts at Rural Education | Representative John Patterson, Ohio
Senator Gabbard was first elected in 2006 and serves as chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment. Besides his extensive experience as a teacher, counselor, headmaster of a private school, college administrator, restaurant owner, and tennis pro, Mike is an accomplished musician/songwriter. He is also the only SARL member with a daughter in congress that is running for president.
Goodin called “the hardest-working representative at the Statehouse, was first elected in 2000. With a doctorate in education from Indiana University, he is the superintendent of Crothersville Community Schools and raises beef cattle on the family farm. He serves as Chair of the Indiana Rural Caucus.
Representative González is serving her fourth term in the House and Vice Chair for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Secretary of the House Border Caucus, and Chair of the House LGBTQ Caucus. She was elected to serve as is the Vice Chair of the national Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs. She is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Cultural Studies in Education.