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Senate Majority Communications Office
Indiana Senate, Statehouse
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Skip Brown, Communications Director
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (Fort Wayne), SD 16 

Andy Bruner, Policy Director

Kendra Leatherman, Policy Analyst

Atlantis Richter, Policy Analyst


Lauren Beatty, Press Secretary
Sen. Eric Bassler (Washington), SD 39
Sen. Phil Boots (Crawfordsville), SD 23
Sen. Ed Charbonneau (Valparaiso), SD 5
Sen. Jon Ford (Terre Haute), SD 38
Sen. Rick Niemeyer (Lowell), SD 6
Sen. Jeff Raatz (Centerville), SD 27

Brady Hagerty, Senior Press Secretary
Sen. Ron Alting (Lafayette), SD 22
Sen. Liz Brown (Fort Wayne). SD 15
Sen. Michael Crider (Greenfield), SD 28
Sen. Sue Glick (LaGrange), SD 13
Sen. Travis Holdman (Markle), SD 19
Sen. Dennis Kruse (Auburn), SD 14
Sen. Andy Zay (Huntington), SD 17

Rebekah Mackey, Press Secretary and Social Media Manager
Sen. Vaneta Becker (Evansville), SD 50
Sen. Ron Grooms (Jeffersonville), SD 46
Sen. Erin Houchin (Salem), SD 47
Sen. Eric Koch (Bedford), SD 44
Sen. Jim Merritt (Indianapolis), SD 31
Sen. Jim Smith (Charlestown), SD 45
Sen. Jim Tomes (Wadesville), SD 49

Natalie Russell, Press Secretary
Sen. Mike Bohacek (Michiana Shores), SD 8
Sen. Jim Buck (Kokomo), SD 21
Sen. Mike Delph (Carmel), SD 29
Sen. Blake Doriot (Syracuse), SD 12
Sen. Doug Eckerty (Yorktown), SD 26
Sen. Ryan Mishler (Bremen), SD 9
Sen. Joe Zakas (Granger), SD 11

Molly Swigart, Press Secretary
Sen. Aaron Freeman (Indianapolis), SD 32
Sen. Randy Head (Logansport), SD 18
Sen. Brandt Hershman (Buck Creek), SD 7
Sen. Luke Kenley (Noblesville), SD 20
Sen. Jean Leising (Oldenburg), SD 42
Sen. Chip Perfect (Lawrenceburg), SD 43 

Matt Werner, Press Secretary
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Sen. Rodric Bray (Martinsville), SD 37
Sen. John Crane (Avon),  SD 24
Sen. Mark Messmer (Jasper), SD 48
Sen. John Ruckelshaus (Indianapolis), SD 30
Sen. Jack E. Sandlin (Indianapolis), SD 36
Sen. Greg Walker (Columbus), SD 41
Sen. R. Michael Young (Indianapolis), SD 35

Mary Allgier, Visual Communications Specialist

Deb Mohr, Technology Specialist


Senate Media Protocol:

Members of the media must show proper credentials - either issued by an employer or by the state - to the Senate doorkeepers to be granted access into the Senate Chamber. Media members are provided a designated area in the back of the Senate Chamber for audio/video recording and note taking.

Mobile devices must be set to silent, and phone calls should not be taken while on the Senate floor.

The Senate lounge, located outside the Senate Chamber, is restricted to legislators and employees. All others must have special permission to access the Senate lounge.

Directions and Parking:
The Indiana Statehouse is located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Washington Street. Paid parking is available on the streets and in garages near the government center.

Statehouse Address:
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Public entry to the Statehouse is available at the following locations:
East Door Entrance
West Door Entrance (ADA accessible)

Visitors will be required to pass through metal detectors prior to entrance.  All bags and packages are subject to inspection and X-ray.

Click here for a map of downtown Indianapolis surrounding the Indiana Statehouse.