I was born March 14, 1957, to Robert (Bob) and Maralou Hawkins Craig. My father, who passed away in 2000, was retired from the Bedford Fire Department and managed Craig’s Feed and Seed for his parents, Buck and Inez Craig. My mother is retired and still resides in Lawrence County. I have four sisters- Kathy Ping, Barbara Artinian, Loretta Terrell, and Rebecca Otis. I have one brother- Charlie Craig.
I am a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a resident of Bedford for 55 years. While growing up I delivered papers, mowed lawns, and worked at my grandfather’s feed store in my free time. I attended St. Vincent DePaul School from grades 1-8 and then attended Bedford High School, graduating from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1976 after consolidation. I participated in basketball, football, and track, and was a member of the Letterman’s Club and National Honor Society. After high school, I graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. My family was, and currently still is very involved in 4-H.