Shelli Yoder

Shelli Yoder for State Senate, District 40

Shelli Yoder is a mom, educator, and progressive Democrat running to represent the residents of District 40 in the Indiana State Senate. Shelli served as a Monroe County Councillor from 2013 to 2019, including two years as president and two years as vice president. She is the former president of the Personnel Administration Committee and served multiple years on the boards of the Head Start Policy Council, Indiana South Central Community Action Program, Fleet Financing and Energy Commission, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation Board, and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Shelli has also served on the Monroe County Women’s Commission, Hoosier Women Forward board of advisors, and the inaugural Monroe County Opioid Commission. In 2017 she co-founded and co-chaired the first annual South Central Indiana Opioid Summit.

Shelli is a lecturer at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She previously spent a significant portion of her professional career leading nonprofits related to women’s healthcare and improving conditions in at-risk communities. Shelli is also on staff at First United Church, a progressive congregation in Bloomington with a rich history and commitment to social justice.

A native Hoosier, Shelli resides in Bloomington with her spouse, Josh Perry, and their three children.


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