Senators

Eric Bassler

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467
or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Bassler@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Kevin Duffy
317-234-9443

Media Contact:
Yardley Collett
317-234-9221

Eric Bassler

State Senator - District 39

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 – Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Education & Career Development
Environmental Affairs
Pensions & Labor

Education

Indiana University, B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology, M.A. in Economics

Activities

City of Washington Common Council, Council Member At-Large 
City of Washington Board of Public Works and Safety, Member
Catholic Education Endowment Board
Daviess County Community Foundation Board
Daviess County United Way Board
Daviess County YMCA Board
Edward Jones Leadership Team 
Leadership Daviess County Board
Purdue Extension 4-Community Projects Board

Occupation

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Washington, IN 2000 –  present 
Senior Credit Advisor, Bannock Consulting, England and Armenia 1999 – 2000
Credit Advisor, Bannock Consulting, England, Russia and Kazakhstan 1998 – 1999
Business Development Consultant, United States Peace Corps, Ukraine 1997 – 1998
Business Development Consultant, United States Peace Corps, Albania 1996 – 1997
Program Manager, Bank Administration Institute, Chicago, IL 1994 – 1996
Commercial Loan Officer, First Citizens Banks, Michigan City, IN 1991 – 1994
Credit Administration Officer, First Citizens Banks, Michigan City, IN 1990 – 1991
Commercial Credit Analyst, First Citizens Banks, Michigan City, IN 1988 – 1990
Adjunct Professor of Economics, Indiana University, Gary, IN 1989 – 1994

Personal

Wife: Julie
Children: Grace, Catherine, Margaret, Will and Nick

Counties Served

Daviess, Greene, Martin and Sullivan counties and portions of Clay, Knox and Owen Counties

Eric Bassler

State Senator - District 39

State Sen. Eric Bassler to Serve on Study Committees

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) will serve on the following study committees and council during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly: Interim Study Committee on Education Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy Interim Study Committee on Pension Management more»

Indiana Chamber Ranks Bassler Among Top State Legislators

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, May 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 12, 2016) — State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) received a score of 95 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s recently released 2016 Legislative Vote Analysis, which ranks state lawmakers based on their votes for pro-jobs, pro-economy measures. According to the Chamber, bills used in the report were selected based on more»

Statement from Sen. Eric Bassler

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, March 10, 2016

State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) made the following statement regarding the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 308: STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – “Over the past nine years, farmland property taxes have increased 63-percent under the current assessment formula. “The legislature has been able to find short-term solutions to the rising more»

Sen. Basslerís Transparency Portal Bill Heads to the Governorís Desk

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, February 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 29, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler’s (R-Washington) bill to require local governments to post contracts to Indiana’s transparency website is now headed to the governor’s desk for final consideration. Senate Enrolled Act 327 would require local government contracts to be posted on the Indiana Transparency website. more»

Sen. Bassler: Transparency Portal Bill Passes House Committee

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler’s (R-Washington) bill that would require local governments to post contracts to Indiana’s transparency website passed the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform today with a vote of 12-0. Senate Bill 327 would make it necessary for local government contracts to be posted on more»

Sen. Bassler to Host Mid-Session Legislative Update

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, February 4, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) will hold a mid-session legislative update on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 2-3 p.m. at the Cherry Ghost Coffee House in Washington. Bassler welcomes residents of District 39 to share their thoughts on legislation being discussed at the Statehouse. WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 more»

Sen. Bassler: Transparency Portal Bill Passes Senate

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler’s (R-Washington) bill requiring the Department of Local Government Finance to post contracts to Indiana’s transparency website passed the Senate today by a vote of 48-1. Senate Bill 327 would provide that local government contracts must be posted to the Indiana Transparency website. This more»

Sen. Bassler Recognizes Sullivan High School Team

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, January 29, 2016

State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington, Podium) recognizes Sullivan High School’s Super Mileage Team for winning their third National Championship at the Shell Eco Marathon in Detroit and the State of Indiana’s IMSTEA competition. The team designs, builds and tests prototypes of vehicles to compete nationally. Current team members are Ethan more»

Sen. Bassler Files Bill for Tax Increment Financing Areas

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, January 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) recently filed legislation allowing a taxing unit to decide whether or not to be a part of a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) area. Senate Bill 389 would allow a taxing unit to determine whether or not to participate in a TIF area, except for taxing units wholly or partly more»

Sen. Bassler Files Transparency Portal Bill

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) recently filed legislation to require the Department of Local Government Finance to post contracts to Indiana’s transparency website. Senate Bill 327 would make it necessary for a contract of a local unit of government to be posted on the Indiana Transparency website for each more»

Sen. Bassler Authors Farm Tax Relief Bill

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, January 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) recently authored legislation with State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) to provide tax relief for Indiana farmers. Senate Bill 308 will reduce the rampant growth of farmland assessed value, providing much needed financial relief to Hoosier farmers. Additionally, the bill will more»

Sen. Bassler Files Bill to Protect Old Forest Areas

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2016) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) recently filed legislation to designate and protect old forest areas in Indiana. Senate Bill 365 would require the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to designate at least one undivided area of at least 10 percent of each state forest prior to Jan. 1, 2017 as an old forest area. more»

Sen. Bassler Files School Bus Stop Arm Violation Bill

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, January 7, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2015) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) recently filed legislation to improve Hoosier students’ safety while traveling to and from school. Senate Bill 326 would allow school bus drivers or monitors to provide a signed affidavit stating that they witnessed someone commit the misdemeanor of passing a school bus while more»

Sen. Bassler to Attend Assembly of State Legislatures Meeting

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, November 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 9, 2015) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) announced today that he has been appointed by Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to attend the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 11-13. The Assembly of State Legislatures is a bipartisan group of currently serving state more»

Sen. Bassler Receives High Ratings from Indiana Manufactures Association and Chamber of Commerce

Posted by: Ryan Busby  | Thursday, July 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE (July 9, 2015) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) received a 91.7 percent rating from the Indiana Manufactures Association (IMA) and an 87 percent rating from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the 2015 legislative session. The IMA and Chamber of Commerce base their ratings on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation which serves to more»

State Sen. Eric Bassler Receives Study Committee Assignments

Posted by: Ryan Busby  | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2015) — State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) will serve on the following study committees and councils during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2016 session of the General Assembly: Interim Study Committee on Education Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy Interim Study Committee on Pension Management more»

Bassler to Serve on Three Committees

Posted by: Ryan Busby  | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 25, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) to serve on three standing senate committees for the 119th General Assembly. Bassler was assigned to the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, the Senate Committee on Environmental Affairs and the more»

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State Senator - District 39

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