Senators

Erin Houchin

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Niki DaSilva
317-232-9814

Media Contact:
Rebekah Mackey
317-234-9133

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Commerce & Technology
Family & Children Services
Local Government
Utilities

Governor Appointed

Indiana Commission for Women

Education

Indiana University, Bachelors Degree in Psychology
George Washington University, Masters in Political Management

Activities

9th District Chairwoman, Indiana Federation of Republican Women, 2013-present
9th District Chairwoman, The Indiana Republican Party, 2009-2011
District Chairwoman and Statewide Membership Development Coordinator, Indiana Federation of Young Republicans,2008-2009 
Vice-Chairwoman, Washington County Republican Central Committee, 2005-2012 
County Coordinator for Governor Mitch Daniels, 2008
Indiana Commission for Women, Governor’s appointee, 2010-2013 
District Co-director for John McCain, 2008

Honors

Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF), 2007 Class President
ILF Founder’s Award recipient, 2009
Women’s Campaign School, Yale University, 2008
Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series 2011-2012

Occupation

Tilson, Business Development Manager, August 2016-Present 
Consultant, January 2014 - August 2016
United States Senator Dan Coats, Southeast Indiana Regional Director, March 2011 - January 2014 
Indiana Department of Child Services, Family Case Manager, 2001-2002 and 2004-2006
Community Alliance Promoting Education, Program Director, 2002-2004
New Hope Services, Family Preservation Worker, 2000
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Trainer, 2004-2006

Religious Affiliation

Mount Tabor Christian Church

Personal

Married, Dustin
Three children

Counties Served

Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County.

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

State Sen. Erin Houchin to Serve on Fiscal Policy Study Committee

Posted by: Rebekah Mackey  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly. She will also serve on the following study committee and board: Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development Orange more»

Statement from Sen. Houchin

Posted by: Laura Beth Huber  | Monday, March 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2016) – “I am pleased a bill I co-authored, the ABLE Act, was signed into law today allowing Hoosiers to better provide for their loved ones with special needs. “Many people with disabilities and their families depend on a variety of public benefits for income, health care and housing assistance. This measure more»

Statement from Sen. Houchin

Posted by: Laura Beth Huber  | Friday, March 11, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – “This session, the Indiana General Assembly passed important measures for the state of Indiana. “Many states across the country, including Indiana, are experiencing road funding challenges. As a result, lawmakers passed House Enrolled Act 1001 and Senate Enrolled Act 67. These two bills will work in more»

Sen. Houchin Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Laura Beth Huber, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2016) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January: Julia Casey, from Salem, attends Salem Middle School Cannon Roop, from Campbellsburg, attends West Washington Junior-Senior High School Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the more»

Houchin Continues Efforts to Increase Rural Broadband Access

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Monday, September 21, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2015) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) is leading efforts to increase rural broadband accessibility in Indiana. The Salem lawmaker recently appeared before the Senate Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications to discuss ways to remove barriers to broadband access, tax issues and how to implement more»

Houchin: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Friday, September 11, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 8, 2015) — State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced the Indiana Senate Republicans are offering paid internship opportunities in the Senate’s legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2016 session of the General Assembly. Qualified candidates must be college students, recent more»

Strengthening Broadband Infrastructure

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

STRENGTHENING BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE: State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem, far right) joins State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis, back, center) and State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford, left) as Gov. Mike Pence (seated) signs the broadband ready communities bill during a ceremony Wednesday, July 22. Houchin sponsored House Enrolled Act 1101, which aims to more»

Indiana Chamber Ranks Houchin Among Top State Legislators

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Monday, July 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2015) — State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) received a score of 91 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s recently released 2015 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 their more»

Sen. Houchin Earns Perfect Score from Indiana Manufacturers Association

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2015) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s (IMA) recently released legislative vote analysis, which ranks lawmakers based on their votes on measures that protect manufacturing jobs. According to IMA, bills used in the report were selected based on the more»

Sen. Houchin Receives Study Committee Assignments

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2015) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) will serve on the following study committees and boards during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2016 session of the General Assembly: Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development Interim Study Committee on Elections Interim Study Committee on Public more»

Sen. Houchin Named Legislator of the Year

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Thursday, June 4, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 4, 2015) – The Indiana Broadband and Technology Association (IBTA) today recognized State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) as “Legislator of the Year” for her efforts to pass legislation that supports increasing broadband accessibility in Indiana. "Sen. Houchin proved this year that she is a true advocate for rural more»

Statement from Sen. Erin Houchin

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2015) — “In honor of the Town of Orleans’ bicentennial milestone, I extend my genuine congratulations to those individuals – past and present – who have helped Orleans become one of the most hospitable, caring and friendly communities in Indiana. “Orleans, the oldest town in Orange County, was once more»

Sen. Houchin: Perry County Student Gains Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2015) – Perry County resident Jason Sprinkle is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2015 legislative session, State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) said. Sprinkle, a resident of Tell City, is the son of Robert Sprinkle and Victoria Rogier-Sprinkle. He graduated from Tell City High School and more»

Increasing Rural Broadband Access

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Friday, February 20, 2015

Broadband service has become increasingly necessary to access the full range of services and opportunities that the Internet can offer. This session, I have introduced legislation that seeks ways to expand affordable and reliable broadband service to rural parts of Indiana that currently have limited access, if any at all. Senate Bill 469 would assign the more»

Strengthening Education Policy

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Monday, January 26, 2015

After meeting with dozens of teachers across Southern Indiana in the last year, the first bill I decided to author as a state senator works to move Indiana’s I-READ reading assessment from third grade to second grade. My legislation, Senate Bill 169, requires students who do not pass the I-READ reading assessment in second grade to retake the test more»

Sen. Houchinís Reading Assessment Bill Recommended for Summer Study Committee

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2015) ― A bill authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) that would move Indiana’s I-READ exam from third grade to second grade was amended today in the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development to recommend the issue be further examined in a summer study committee. SB 169 passed as amended by a 9-0 vote. more»

State Sen. Erin Houchin Accepting Student Page Requests

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Friday, January 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2015) — State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) welcomes local students in grades six through 12 to submit requests to serve as a page with her at the Statehouse during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session. “The Senate page program is a wonderful opportunity for local students to learn firsthand how our more»

Sen. Houchin Introduces Reading Assessment Bill

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2015) ― State Sen. Erin Houchin’s (R-Salem) first bill as a state senator will work to move Indiana’s I-READ exam from third grade to second grade. Senate Bill 169 requires students who do not pass the I-READ exam while in second grade to retake the test during the third grade, which allows for more opportunities to more»

Sen. Houchin Honors 2014 Statehood Day Essay Winner

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Thursday, December 11, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2014) — State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) congratulates Palmyra fourth-grader Olivia Abner for winning first place in this year's Statehood Day essay contest. Abner represented Morgan Elementary School as she read her essay to hundreds of students and educators who gathered at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Thursday. Judges more»

Houchin to Serve on Four Senate Committees

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Monday, November 24, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 24, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) to serve on four standing senate committees for the 119th General Assembly. Houchin was named to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology, the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services, the Senate Committee more»

Erin Houchin Sworn in as State Senator for District 47

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2014) – Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Houchin, one of eight new members of more»

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