Rep Jim Lucas Wiki – Rep Jim Lucas Biography
Jim Lucas is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 69. He assumed office on November 7, 2012. His current term ends on November 4, 2020. He is currently the vice-chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction. This committee searches for more effective and deficient ways to run the government, saving taxpayer dollars.
Jim Lucas is married to his wife Lynn.
Jim has 3 children, Suzanne, Jack, and Maddie. He also has two grandchildren, Clark and Freddie.
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Seymour, Indiana, United States
Seymour High School
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives since 2012
Who is Rep Jim Lucas
As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a small-business owner, Lucas brings valuable experience to policy discussions. His biggest priorities at the Statehouse are jobs, fiscal integrity, education, and protecting the right to bear arms.
Prior to joining the Indiana House of Representatives, Lucas served on the Seymour City Council. He also remains active in the community as a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, is a life-long member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, and owns The Awning Guy, Inc.
Lucas lives in Seymour. He has three children, Suzanne, Jack, and Maddie. He also has two grandchildren, Clark and Freddie.
A state representative on Tuesday defended his Monday night Facebook post of a meme showing black kids in diapers dancing with the words “We gon’ get free money!”
Republican state Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour says he won’t remove the meme, which has received more than 40 shares and 360 comments.
The post came as Democrats in the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared to unveil a new coronavirus aid package totaling more than $3 trillion, which includes nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to Americans
After his initial “We gon’ get free money!” Lucas on Tuesday made posts with the same words: one showing him in an oversized, yellow, foam cowboy hat, and the other showing men with broken teeth laughing.
The state representative has been in hot water before with a controversial Facebook post. That post involved a story on WISH-TV’s Facebook page about an African-American who’d pleaded guilty to three counts of rape in Allen County. Lucas posted a photo of a noose and later told WISH-TV that he believes Dozier should get the death penalty.
Lucas explained his initial post of the black children: “I was bored last night and made several memes on imgflip.com, essentially mocking our government and it’s overstepping its authority.
“I used this STOCK PHOTO of a little boy dancing and celebrating because the government is handing out free money, to everyone, regardless of their skin color. I phrased it in a celebratory way and have danced and mocked things in that exact same manner myself.
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“But hey, it’s a picture of a black kid so I guess that makes it different, WHICH IF YOU THINK THAT WAY, IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF RACISM!!!!!!”
Lucas also called out the media for stirring up “the race issue, just as they did last August when I posted a picture of a gallows on a story about a confessed serial rapist that police had fingerprint and DNA evidence, along with his confession.
“The confessed serial rapist was black.