Mike Sodrel was elected to Congress in 2004 from Indiana’s Ninth District. In the House, Sodrel served on the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Small Business and Science committees.
A businessman, veteran and community leader, Mike brought to Congress a conservative, common-sense approach and an eagerness to tackle the important issues facing the country.
Mike and his wife Keta have been married for thirty-eight years. They reside in New Albany, and have two grown children and seven granddaughters.
A licensed truck driver, Sodrel built, owned and operated several companies in Southern Indiana before his election to the House of Representatives. In 1976, Congressman Sodrel established a passenger transportation business and named it The Free Enterprise System. In 1987, Mike purchased Sodrel Truck Lines from his family. Under Mike’s stewardship the company grew to a 500-person operation with offices in Jeffersonville, Ind. and Indianapolis and trucks and buses on highways across the Midwest.