Senators

Jon Ford

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Kevin Duffy
317-234-9443

Media Contact:
Yardley Collett
317-234-9221

Jon Ford

State Senator - District 38

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Family & Children Services
Homeland Security & Transportation
Public Policy
Veterans Affairs & the Military

 

Governor Appointed

Indiana Arts Commission

Activities

Board member, Wabash Valley Community Foundation
Director, Vigo County Youth Soccer Association
Past President of the Board of Overseers, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
Former director of the Vigo County Youth Soccer Association
Former director, Indiana Manufacturers Association
Former director, March of Dimes of the Wabash Valley
Past Chair, Indiana Arts Commission
Past president, Indiana Leadership Forum
Former director, Leadership Wabash Valley
Co-founder, Edison Strategies
Elder, Central Presbyterian Church
Published author

Occupation

Small Business Owner

Religious Affiliation

Presbyterian

Personal

Ford and his wife, Kirsten, reside in Terre Haute with their twin sons

Counties Served

All of Vigo County and northern Clay County

Jon Ford

State Senator - District 38

Coffee and Conversation With State Sen. Jon Ford

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, September 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) will host multiple coffee and conversation meetings over the coming months to discuss important issues with residents of Senate District 38 before the start of the 2017 legislative session. Clay County Coffee and Conversation Meetings WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8-9:30 more»

American Conservative Union Foundation Recognizes Sen. Ford for Conservative Excellence

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, September 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) received a score of 92 percent on the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation’s 2016 Ratings of Indiana, which reflects how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. According to the ACU Foundation, those legislators with the highest scores more»

Ford: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships in its legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2017 session of the General Assembly, said State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute). Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore. more»

State Sen. Jon Ford to Serve on Study Committees

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

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) will serve on the following study committees and board during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly: Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Interim more»

Ford Ranked Among Top State Legislators by Indiana Manufacturers Association

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

STATEHOUSE (May 12, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) received a score of 100 percent on the 2016 Legislative Vote Analysis for the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA). The IMA, which advocates for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs, included Senate Enrolled Act 301 and House Enrolled Act more»

Sen Ford: Indiana State University to Receive Funding

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 15, 2016) — Indiana State University (ISU) was recently awarded funding to renovate and expand the College of Health and Human Services facility, State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced. The $64 million dollars in funding will help upgrade the facilities to meet current safety standards and add needed instructional space. The more»

Statement from Sen. Jon Ford

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

State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) made the following statement regarding the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 308: STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) — “I am pleased to see that Senate Enrolled Act 308 has passed the General Assembly and is now moving to the governor for final consideration. “This bill is crucial for farmers across Indiana as more»

Sen. Ford: Fantasy Sports Legislation Heads to Governorís Desk

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, March 4, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2016) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) to regulate paid fantasy sports games is headed to the governor for final consideration. Senate Enrolled Act 339, which designates paid fantasy sports as a game of skill, recently passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 82-12 and the Senate 34-10. SEA more»

Ford Honors Indiana Arts Commission

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) honored the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) for their 50th anniversary today at the Statehouse. The IAC was established in July of 1965 by the Indiana General Assembly. Gov. Roger D. Branigin originally appointed seven members to the Commission. Today, the IAC is thriving and has had many more»

Sen. Ford: Fantasy Sports Legislation Passes Senate

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

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford’s (R-Terre Haute) legislation to regulate paid fantasy sports games passed the Senate today by a vote of 38-11. Senate Bill 339 would provide basic consumer protection and transparency to Hoosiers who take part in fantasy sports. The bill would also establish the Fantasy Sports Regulation and more»

Sen. Ford: William Dever Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award

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

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2016) — William Dever of Terre Haute was recently awarded the highest honor a Hoosier citizen can receive, the Sagamore of the Wabash, State Sen. Jon Ford (R–Terre Haute) said. Dever, President of Dever Distributing Company Inc., is a committed community member and is affiliated with a number of honorable organizations, more»

Sen. Ford: Work Zone Safety Bill Passes Committee

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford’s (R-Terre Haute) bill that would increase penalties for repeat driving convictions in a highway work zone passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today. Senate Bill 248 would allow the court to recommend a suspension of a person’s driving license for 60 days if the more»

Sen. Ford Files Bill to Benefit Indiana Beer Producers

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, January 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) has filed legislation that promotes the farm to glass concept for locally grown hops and barley used by Indiana brewers. Senate Bill 127 would provide tax relief to Hoosiers that produce beer with Indiana crops. The bill would lower the beer excise tax rates if certain percentages of more»

Sen. Ford Files Bill Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

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

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) has filed legislation that would require certain individuals to undergo a drug test for initial eligibility for unemployment benefits. Senate Bill 245 would require an individual who has been discharged from employment because of unlawful drug use to be subject to a drug test in order more»

Statement from Sen. Ford

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, December 11, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2015) — “The chair of the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy recently announced a proposal that, if enacted into law, would provide $418 million in additional funding dedicated to improvements for local roads and bridges throughout the state. Under the plan, Vigo County would receive $3,335,512 in funding while Clay more»

Ford Announces Stormwater Improvement Funds for West Terre Haute

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Wednesday, December 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2015) — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recently approved funding dedicated to stormwater improvements for the town of West Terre Haute, announced State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute). The $1,000,000 in funding was awarded through the Stormwater Improvements Program (SIP), a statewide initiative that aims to: Cut more»

Sen. Ford: Clay and Vigo Schools Awarded School Safety Grants

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, November 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 16, 2015) — The Indiana Secured School Safety Board recently approved grants for Clay Community Schools and Vigo County School Corp., announced State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute). The Secured School Safety Grant Program is a dedicated state-grant fund providing matching grants to schools to help cover costs of safety initiatives, more»

Sen. Jon ford to Speak at Terre Haute Children's Museum

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, November 5, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 5, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) will speak at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. In recognition of National Adoption Month, Ford will highlight the importance of investing in the lives of children through mentoring, foster parenting, and adopting. The event is open to the public. more»

Ford Meets With Terre Haute South high School Students

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, October 22, 2015

State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute, front, second from right) welcomes Terre Haute South High School students to the Indiana Statehouse. Ford, along with State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute, front left), spoke to the students regarding legislation from this past session as well as what they hope to accomplish this upcoming year. The students were from more»

Ford Rededicates Indiana State Universityís Normal Hall

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, October 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2015) — Students, faculty and community members recently attended a rededication ceremony, led by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute), for Indiana State University’s Normal Hall, which will now house University College and the Center for Student Success on the Terre Haute Campus. With the renovation, the oldest academic more»

Ford: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Senior Press Secretary  | Thursday, September 10, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 10, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) 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»

Ford Highlights Two Arts Initiatives

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Senior Press Secretary  | Friday, July 10, 2015

Statehouse (July 10, 2015) – State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) today joined other Hoosier leaders in unveiling two Indiana Arts Commission programs promoting Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration: Indiana Masterpieces and Arts in the Parks. As a member of the Indiana Arts Commission and a policymaker who rallied the General Assembly to more»

Statement from Sen. Jon Ford

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Senior Press Secretary  | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) made the following statement today concerning Gov. Mike Pence’s rejection of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan: Statehouse (June 24, 2015) – “Jobs, affordable electricity and Indiana’s manufacturing industry are all at risk under the federal more»

State Sen. Jon Ford Tapped to Serve on Three Interim Study Committees

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Senior Press Secretary  | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) will serve on three interim study committees 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 Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications more»

Ford Opposes EPAís Regulations

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Senior Press Secretary  | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 18, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) is calling on Gov. Mike Pence to continue opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. “The EPA’s proposed regulations are a prime example of federal government overreach, of which I am a strong opponent,” Ford said. “If these more»

Sen. Ford Highlights Increased Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) recently supported the passage of House Enrolled Act 1001, the state budget bill, which includes an increase in funding for the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). The IAC will receive an additional $425,000 in fiscal year 2016 and an additional $411,000 in Fiscal Year 2017. The funding more»

Bill to Create Indiana State Fire Academy Signed into Law

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Thursday, April 23, 2015

BILL TO CREATE INDIANA STATE FIRE ACADEMY SIGNED INTO LAW: State Sen. Jon Ford (R- Terre Haute, far left) attends a bill signing ceremony with Gov. Mike Pence and other lawmakers during the 88th Annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International in Indianapolis, Ind. April 23, 2015. Ford sponsored House Enrolled Act 1182 that establishes more»

Statement from Sen. Jon Ford

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Thursday, April 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2015) — “This week, I voted against a bill that would repeal Indiana’s common construction wage for public works projects. The intent of the common construction wage law is to ensure that workers on government construction projects receive wages that reflect the local average for their trade. While some people have more»

Sen. Jon Ford: Budget Bill, Funding for Hulman Civic Center Passes Senate

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) today supported House Bill 1001, commonly known as the “budget bill.” The bill passed the full Senate by a 42-8 vote. HB 1001 is Indiana’s two-year fiscal plan that funds the state’s most important needs, creating a strong foundation for Indiana’s economic more»

Statement from Sen. Jon Ford

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Thursday, April 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2015) — “I am encouraged by follow-up legislation that was passed by the General Assembly today to clarify that the Indiana RFRA cannot be used to discriminate. It was necessary for our state to make a clear statement on who Hoosiers really are, and address the intentions of the law. “Indiana is and always will be an more»

Sen. Jon Ford: Dyslexia Aid Bill Passes Senate

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2015) — Legislation supported by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would help identify and treat Indiana students with dyslexia unanimously passed the Senate last week. House Bill 1108 seeks to remedy the difficulty of identifying dyslexia in students by requiring elementary educators to be knowledgeable in more»

Bill to Create Indiana State Fire Academy Passes Senate

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2015) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) that would establish an Indiana State Fire Academy passed the Senate this week by a 49-0 vote. House Bill 1182 would provide consistent, high-quality training for firefighters across the state. Currently, training varies widely without a set standard, which can make more»

Sen. Ford: Vigo County Students Gain Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Monday, March 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2015) – Vigo County residents Scott Dyer and Johnny Vaughn Jr. are serving as interns for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2015 legislative session, State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) said. Dyer, a resident of Terre Haute, is the son of Brian Dyer and Debbie Roman. He graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High more»

Sen. Fordís Bill Protecting Online Data Passes Senate

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2015) — State Sen. Jon Ford’s (R-Terre Haute) bill to provide greater protections for Hoosiers’ online personal and financial information passed the full Senate unanimously today and will now move to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 413 would provide businesses with stricter rules for the safe storage of more»

Statement from Sen. Jon Ford

Posted by: Laura Beth Clymer  | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2015) — “I support the passage of Senate Bill 1 as it is a step toward improving the effectiveness of the State Board of Education. This legislation is aimed to help the board get back on track, so it is able to best meet the needs of Hoosier students, educators and parents. “SB 1 would reduce the size of the board to more»

State Sen. Jon Ford Accepting Student Page Requests

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2015) — Local students in grades six through 12 can submit requests to serve as a page with State Sen. Jon Ford’s (R-Terre Haute) office at the Statehouse during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session. “Students who participate in the Senate page program tour the Statehouse, witness debates and more»

Ford to Serve on Four Senate Committees

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, December 29, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 29, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) to serve on four standing senate committees for the 119th General Assembly. Ford was named to the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military, the Senate more»

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