Hauser grad named Borst Fellow

Joseph Finke, a Bartholomew County native, is serving as the Lawrence M. Borst Fellow with the Indiana State Senate through the fall and upcoming 2016 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.

His appointment was announced by State Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus. Finke will track and summarize fiscal legislation and provide fiscal information to legislators, Senate staff and constituents. He is working with Senate fiscal analysts David Reynolds and Krista Rivera.

Finke, son of Tom and Cheryl Finke, is a 2010 graduate of Hauser High School in Hope and resides in Indianapolis.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and classics in 2013 from Valparaiso University and is pursuing a master of public affairs in public management at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

Named in honor of 38-year legislative veteran Lawrence M. Borst, the fellowship began in 2006 and is offered yearly to an accomplished student. The one-year fellowship consists of a 20-hour work week during the fall semester while the student is enrolled full-time in graduate school, and a full-time work week during spring semester and the legislative session.

For more information

For more information on the fellowship, contact Kathy Hursh by calling 317-278-3651 or send an email to