Senators

Jim Buck

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Alexis Miller
Phone: 317-232-9466

Jim Buck

State Senator - District 21

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2008 - Present
Indiana House of Representatives 1994-2008

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Commerce, Economic Development & Technology, Chair
Utilities, Ranking Member
Civil Law
Elections
Local Government
Tax & Fiscal Policy

Education

Indiana Wesleyan University, B.A., B.S & M.B.A

Activities

We Care Board, Vice-President
Learning Network Board
Rotary Club
Mason Lodge 93

Occupation

Real Estate Broker

Personal

Married: Judy
Children: Five daughters

Counties Served

Howard
Tipton
Grant
Hamilton
Clinton

Jim Buck

State Senator - District 21

Helping Children with Special Needs

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Monday, July 28, 2014

Families with children who have special needs often face difficulties finding the best care or treatment for their specific circumstance. During the 2014 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed several initiatives to assist these families and create a safer environment for their children. Students who have acute, chronic or life-threatening more»

Sen. Buck to Serve on Economic Development, Education Interim Committees

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. James Buck (R-Kokomo) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development. Buck said the committee will focus on job creation from the perspective of both the employer and the employee. “To maintain Indiana’s steady economic more»

Equipping Our Workforce

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Monday, May 19, 2014

Indiana employers continue to report that one of the major obstacles to stronger job growth is a “skills gap” between available workers and available jobs. With today’s changing economy, postsecondary job training and education are key to career success. The state’s employer-friendly policies and low taxes attract businesses from more»

Sen. Buck Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed the following local students to the Indiana Statehouse.

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Sen. Buck’s Bill Reforms Involuntary Manslaughter Penalty, Passes Full Senate 45-2

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, January 24, 2013

State Sen. Jim Buck’s (R-Kokomo) bill to change the penalty for a vehicular involuntary manslaughter from a Class D felony to a Class C felony passed the Senate on third reading today with a vote of 45-2.

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[s21] Sen. Buck: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Appointed as 2013-2014 Chairman of Commerce, Economic Development and Technology Committee

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Technology for the 118th General Assembly.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Congratulates Area Schools

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, November 1, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) made the following statement today praising 14 area schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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[s21] What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Friday, October 5, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) urges local fourth-grade students to celebrate Indiana’s 196th birthday by entering the annual Statehood Day essay contest and answering the question, “What does Indiana mean to you?” before Oct. 29.

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[s21] COLUMN: New Brand Could Attract Employers

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

As a native of North Central Indiana who’s spent a majority of my career in the auto industry, I’m proud of our region’s rich manufacturing history and the positive effects it has had on our community.

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[s21] Sen. Jim Buck Praised for 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 100 percent.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Appointed to IUK Advisory Board

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, August 29, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) will serve as a member of Indiana University-Kokomo’s (IUK) Board of Advisors, after being appointed by Chancellor Michael Harris earlier this month.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Commends $50k Donation To Area Food Pantries

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, July 16, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) made the following statement today regarding Walmart’s donation of $50,000 to four local food pantries:

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[s21] Sen. Buck Appointed Co-Chair of Economic Development Study Committee

Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his appointment of State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) the co-chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Economic Development.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Applauds Eastern Elementary for Nationwide Recognition as ‘Model School’

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, July 2, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) made the following statement today regarding Eastern Elementary’s designation as a “model school,” one of 21 in the nation:

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[s21] Buck Supports New Homeless Shelter for Veterans

Thursday, June 28, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) today joined members of the Kokomo community at the groundbreaking of Jackson Street Commons, a new homeless shelter for veterans of Kokomo and Central Indiana.

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[s21] Sen. Buck Applauds Kokomo Jobs Announcement

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) made the following statement today regarding the announcement that Haynes International will expand its operations in Kokomo, creating up to 40 jobs by 2015:

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[s21] Buck: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Monday, April 30, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) congratulated Hamilton Heights School Corp., Marion Community Schools and Western School Corp. for being awarded the “Excellence in Performance” grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[21] Lewis Cass Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Lewis Cass High School student Olivia Skiles to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page

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[21]Zionsville Middle School Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Zionsville Middle School students Hunter Kearney and  William Gallagher to the Indiana Statehouse as  legislative pages.

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Hamilton Heights High School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Marc Mitchell to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[21] Sen. Buck Commends Fellow Lawmakers on Numerous Accomplishments of 2012 Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Saturday, March 10, 2012

State Senator Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) thanked his Senate colleagues for their hard work during the legislative session that included completely phasing out the state’s inheritance tax, promoting college affordability and strengthening human trafficking statutes as lawmakers adjourned “sine die” tonight — signifying the end of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[21] Central Middle School Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 2, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Central Middle School students Connor Stevens and Taylor Coram to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[21] Tipton High School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, February 17, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Shayna Cole to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[21] Western High School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, February 17, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Western High School student Taylor Murphy to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[21] Western High School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, February 10, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Grant Harbaugh to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[21] Westfield Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, February 2, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Westfield students Tyler and Conner Osswald  and Kevin Hitch to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[21] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Buck

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, February 2, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) recently welcomed Jackson and Mitchell Slate and Micah Thompson to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[21] Sen. Buck: Kokomo-Area Residents Receive Firsthand Experience Working With State Senate

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, January 13, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) announced today that Kokomo-area residents Evan Eikenberry and Whitney Elkin are currently serving as interns for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2012 legislative session.

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[21]Senate Committee Approves Resolution to Study Economic Incentives for Midwest Automotive Loop

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, January 13, 2012

Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development voted unanimously today in favor of a resolution authored by Sens. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo), Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) for the legislature to study the benefits of creating an industrial zone within the Midwest Automotive Loop.

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Sen. Buck Applauds State of the State Address

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) released the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ final State of the State address.

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Sen. Hershman: Budget Committee to Consider Loans to Local School Corps.

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 21, 2011

Members of the State Budget Committee will meet on Monday to consider final approval on loan requests from Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corp. and Northwestern School Corp.

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Buck: Senate approves bill extending vote centers, proposal moves to House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) today joined Senate lawmakers in voting 49-0 to approve legislation providing counties the option of establishing consolidated voting centers in all 92 counties throughout the state.

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Buck: Senate approves bill extending vote centers, proposal moves to House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) today joined Senate lawmakers in voting 49-0 to approve legislation providing counties the option of establishing consolidated voting centers in all 92 counties throughout the state.

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State Sen. Jim Buck will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, January 13, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

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State Sen. Jim Buck will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, January 13, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance budget, consider Gov. Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate Republicans say their caucus stands ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other lawmakers to balance the state's two-year state budget and to consider reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance budget, consider Gov. Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate Republicans say their caucus stands ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other lawmakers to balance the state's two-year state budget and to consider reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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Sen. Buck: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck said passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Sen. Buck: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck said passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Sen. Buck: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck said passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Sen. Buck: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Jim Buck said passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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[s21] State Sen. Buck: Attorney General Zoeller To Probe Health-Care 'Sweetheart Deal' For Nebraska

Posted by: Scott Minier  | Thursday, January 7, 2010

At the request of State Sen. Jim Buck and other Indiana elected officials, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is reviewing the constitutionality of the federal health-care bill passed recently by the U.S. Senate.

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[s21] Buck and Delph to recognize Zionsville for being the first community to streamline local government

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, January 4, 2010

State Sens. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will join local officials in honoring Zionsville as the first community in Indiana to use the Government Modernization Act to restructure local government.

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[s29] Buck and Delph to recognize Zionsville for being the first community to streamline local government

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, January 4, 2010

State Sens. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will join local officials in honoring Zionsville as the first community in Indiana to use the Government Modernization Act to restructure local government.

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