Rep. Earl Harris Jr.

Earl L. Harris, Jr. was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2016. He represents Indiana House District 2, which is within Lake County.

Harris serves on the following legislative committees: Ways and Means, Insurance, and the Select Committee on Government Reduction.

Earl L. Harris, Jr. is the founder and owner of a television and video production company, Motivation Media, which produces marketing and communication videos for clients and produces programming for broadcast television networks. Two Emmy nominations have been received for programming produced for FOX Sports Midwest. Harris has also produced programming for networks including PBS and been talent in commercials and videos.

Organizations Harris has previously been involved with include the Indiana Latino Institute, Noble of Indiana, Joy’s House, and the IPS Supplier Diversity Student Entrepreneur Mentor Program.

Here is other information about Rep. Harris:

Two degrees:

1992 – Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Indiana University – Indiana. Served as Vice-President of IUPUI Open Channel.

2012 – Master of Arts in Telecommunications (Digital Storytelling Emphasis) GPA 3.9/4.0 from Ball State. Won a WIPB Grant Initiative which Funded production of “In My Skin” Documentary.

During his collegiate years, Harris spent a semester each at WXIN and WTTV, producing segments for a community affairs program as well as editing segments for a live sports show.

1992–1994: Upon graduation, worked for Educational Television Cooperative (ETC) as the Operations Manager.

1994-2014: Worked for the Indianapolis Public Schools as Department Head and Senior Television Producer/Director in the IPS Television/Public Relations Division.

1999-2007: Served as President of the Educational Television Cooperative.

June 2011 – August 2011 Special Project – Marketing for KPWR-FM Power 106 in Burbank, CA.

Memberships:

Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC)
Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
East Chicago Urban Enterprise Association
Enterprise Development & Management Corporation
Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC)
NAACP
National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL)
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

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