Common Sense Leadership

Keeping your feet planted in the ground while moving a large beast is a basic skill Mike learned as a kid growing up on a dairy farm in Elkhart County. Now the owner of the family farm and an Elkhart County Commissioner, Mike applies these skills to growing a successful business and ensuring the economic vitality of our community.

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Who can vote for Mike?

How do I vote for Mike?
On the Republican Primary ballot, Tuesday, May 3

How can I contact Mike?
Message me on Facebook at Commissioner Mike Yoder

Full-time Commissioner Mike Yoder is a leader in reducing
the cost and size of county government


Reforming Government to Serve the People

Full time Commissioner Mike Yoder has helped reduce the cost and size of county government.

“The per capita appropriations for Elkhart County government are less than the statewide county appropriations for all ten years, and Elkhart’s per capita number is falling relative to the state’s.  Looks like Elkhart is a low spending county.”  Dr. Larry DeBoer, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

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Growing Small

Small business is the fastest growing segment of our economy both nationally and locally. Mike directly supports the expansion of small business development in Elkhart County by working with the Economic Development Corporation (“EDC”) to competitively market the county’s manufacturing capabilities. Within the county, he works with the EDC to ensure local businesses develop strategic networks.

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Enhancing Technology and Infrastructure

  • Completed Johnson Street  and 6-Span bridge reconstruction – under budget and with no borrowed funds
  • New CR 17 to Cr 40 complete this fall – under budget and no borrowed funds
  • Expanded  fiber optic network options with new fiber along new CR 17.
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Securing a
Promising Future

Mike is a key facilitator of the Horizon Education Alliance joining businesses, not-for-profits and public schools to expand education opportunities and enhance training, college preparation, and technical certification for our 21st century workforce.

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“Mike provided critical leadership in organizing nine NE Indiana counties into a single voice for a meeting with Governor Daniels. I highly recommend the re-election of Mike Yoder for Elkhart County Commissioner.”
George R. Bachman, Past LaGrange County Commissioner

“Mike Yoder has been an innovative and dedicated County Commissioner. Being a businessman himself he understands how to position Elkhart County to grow and prosper in the future.”
Phil Penn

“Mike has displayed his leadership ability and down to earth commonsense in dealing with the issues facing our community”
Ken Pletcher

“Mike is able to see the big picture and to directly relate that vision to the immediate needs of the community.”
Jim Conner, Middlebury

“More than any other county leader, Mike Yoder has driven the education conversation forward. Mike knows the economic value of a well educated work force and is determined to make sure all Elkhart County kids graduate from high school either college or career ready. He has been persistent, creative, and found success by encouraging collaboration with ALL county school districts and business leaders.”
Brian Wiebe 

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