Who is Tim Gust?
Born September 12th, 1986, in Phoenix Arizona, Tim’s parents, Jeff and Kim, quickly realized they’d rather raise their son in their hometown of LaPorte. After graduating from LaPorte High School in 2005, Tim enrolled in Indiana University, South Bend Campus, to pursue a career in education. This was the first time he realized that Indiana doesn’t do enough for its educators. Faced with a future of constant oversight and poor compensation, Tim left school to pursue a career with a more solid foundation. Like most young people in Northwest Indiana, he entered into laborers trades, spending time with both locally owned small businesses and large scale corporations, before finding his place as a steelworker, hauling slabs as a proud member of USW local 6787. Working swing shifts to provide for his young son, Tim understands the unique challenges facing families in our district, and has grown tired of the “politics as usual” environment that has developed in house district 20.