This family is pretty incredible and they have such an inspiring story. After Jim was sworn in as an Indiana State Senator, Jim had to serve in Afghanistan until May 2015. While he was serving our country he suggested the best candidate to represent the district in his absence would be his wife. Making it a first in Indiana history, Amanda filled her husbands seat while he served in Afghanistan...all while still being a wonderful mama to their three daughters . So inspiring... and just all around amazing, huh?