A retired, disabled U.S. Army veteran, Hempe is proud of having served five deployments with the U.S. Army.
Hempe also has served in the Indiana National Guard.
Currently employed as a marketing consultant and account executive with Terre Haute radio stations WIBQ and WPRS, Hempe has resided in the Putnam County area the past seven years.
Overall, he has called Indiana home for 18 years.
"I love to hunt and fish," GOP candidate Hempe said, "and I hope to earn your vote on May 8. Thank you."