Jess L. Norton of Northern Putnam County has announced he will run for the Indiana District 44 house seat. Norton was born and raised on the family dairy farm in Northern Putnam County and now lives in a house which he is renovating just a little more than a mile from where he was raised. After graduating from North Putnam High School, he worked at R.R. Donnelley in Crawfordsville as a building maintenance technician part time while attending college. He graduated from Central Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. He subsequently did graduate work at Ashland University, ultimately receiving a Master of Arts.