Senators

Mike Delph

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Zachary Wampler
Phone: 317-232-9541

Mike Delph

State Senator - District 29

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2005 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Commerce & Technology
Judiciary
Utilities

Previous Committees

Tax and Fiscal Committee
Judiciary Committee, ranking member
Insurance Committee
Financial Institutions Committee
Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Veterans’ Affairs Commission

Education

Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Indiana University, Masters of Public Affairs, 1996
Indiana University, Masters of Science in Environmental Science, 1996
Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts, 1992

Activities

Registered civil mediator
American Health Lawyers Association, member
Health Care Compliance Association, member
Indiana Roll of Attorneys – U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Indiana
Member of the Central Christian Church
Member, Military Officers Association of America
Home School Legal Defense Association
Member of American Legion and AMVETS
Judge, "We the People" Competition

Military

Officer United States Army Reserve for 10 years

Honors

2013 Distinguished Public Service Award, The American Legion
2010 Eagle Award from the State and National Eagle Forum in Appreciation for his Dedicated Work for God, Family and Country
2010-2011 Judge Cale J. Holder Merit Scholar
Sagamore of the Wabash, January 2005
The 2006 Distinguished Public Service Award, The American Legion
2006 Indiana Legislator of the Year, Disabled American Veterans
2010 Mr. Clean Award from Common Cause for Outstanding Leadership on Ethics and Lobbying Reform

Occupation

CarDon & Associates, Inc., General Counsel

Personal

Married: Beth
Children: Abigail, Evelyn, Anna, Emma and Lillian

Counties Served

Boone, Hamilton and Marion

Mike Delph

State Senator - District 29

Senate Approves Delph’s Bill on Probate Matters

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2014) – The Indiana Senate today voted unanimously in support of a bill authored by State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) that contains various provisions dealing with estates, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney and transfer of property upon death. Senate Bill 36 is a result of the findings by the Senate Probate Code Study more»

Senate Supports Delph’s Bill to Help DNR Sell Excess Nursery Stock

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2014) – The Indiana Senate voted 48-0 today in favor of a bill authored by State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) that would allow nurseries operated by Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to sell excess plants to private wholesalers and retailers at state nursery costs. Senate Bill 177 also establishes limits on the more»

Sens. Young, Delph Honor Lynhurst Principal at Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 22, 2014) – State Sens. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) and Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently recognized Lynhurst Principal Dan Wilson at the Statehouse for his professional achievements. Wilson, principal at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center, was named 2013 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year. “Principal Wilson is an more»

Delph Works on New State Law To Prevent Government Spying

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 13, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2014) – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) is authoring a legislative proposal requiring warrants before the government collects data from Hoosiers’ electronic devices. “In America, we have a right to privacy,” Delph said. “Unfortunately, there are legal loopholes allowing government agencies to snoop on our more»

Sen. Delph Honored by Indiana American Legion

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Indiana American Legion recently honored State Sen. Mike Delph (R- Carmel) with a Distinguished Public Service Award at the organization’s 2013 Department Convention in Indianapolis.

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Sen. Delph Hosts Town Hall Following Gov. Pence’s State of the State Address

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) today held his annual town hall meeting at the Indiana Statehouse following Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State Address.

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Sen. Delph Proposes Bill to Reward High-Performing Schools

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) has filed Senate Bill 189 to reward academic excellence in Hoosier schools.

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[s29] Sen. Delph: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) 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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What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) 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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State Sen. Mike Delph to Host Town Hall Meetings in Zionsville, Carmel

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

State  Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) invites residents in Senate District 29 to share their opinions and ideas on issues affecting the state at two upcoming town hall meetings in Zionsville and Carmel.

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State Sen. Mike Delph Statement on Recent Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Chain Arrests

Friday, September 28, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) issued the following statement today regarding the Sept. 24 multi-city raid of the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant chain. Indiana police arrested 41 suspects and began serving arrest warrants for 67 others who were found to be using fake Social Security numbers:

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State Sen. Mike Delph Statement on Recent Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Chain Arrests

Thursday, September 27, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) issued the following statement today regarding the Sept. 24 multi-city raid of the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant chain.

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State Sen. Delph to Host Pike Township Town Hall Meeting

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, September 13, 2012

State  Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) invites residents in Senate District 29 to share their opinions and ideas on issues affecting the state at a town hall meeting scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 29.

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State Sen. Mike Delph: Indiana Sending Congress $130,953,979 Bill to Cover Cost of Illegal Immigration

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, June 29, 2012

The U.S. Congress will soon receive a $130,953,979 bill from the State of Indiana to cover the cost of illegal immigrants using taxpayer-funded services.

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State Sen. Mike Delph: Words from Hoosier Basketball Legend John Wooden

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hoosier basketball legend John Wooden on Dec. 28, 1995 shared his opinion regarding Indiana’s single-class high school basketball tournament format.

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State Sen. Mike Delph: Words from Hoosier Basketball Legend John Wooden

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hoosier basketball legend John Wooden on Dec. 28, 1995 shared his opinion regarding Indiana’s single-class high school basketball tournament format

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[s29] Sen. Delph Applauds Indianapolis Jobs Announcement

Friday, May 25, 2012

“I’m pleased Calumet has decided to expand here in Indianapolis."

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Zionsville Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, April 20, 2012

State senators representing Zionsville Community Schools congratulated the district for being awarded an Excellence in Performance grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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State Sen. Delph Welcomes Employer to Carmel

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, April 12, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) this week welcomed new employment opportunities to the Carmel area with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Genoa Healthcare pharmacy.

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[29] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed area students to the Indiana Statehouse as  legislative pages.

•    Alaina Bradds, homeschooled student and daughter of Duane and Trina Bradds
•    Kendall Blake, student at Cardinal Ritter Junior High and daughter of Todd and Mary Blake
•    Alyssa Gardner, student at Quiverfall Academy and daughter of Dennis Gardner
•    Sarah Burger, student at Jubilee Christian Academy and daughter of Stacy Burger

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Carmel Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed Emma, Evelyn  Anna, Lilly and Abby Delph to the Indiana Statehouse as  legislative pages.

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Frankfort Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed Kelsey and Garren Bragg to the Indiana Statehouse as  legislative pages.

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[29] Creekside Middle School Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed Creekside Middle School students Amber Seaman and Quinn Gordon to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[29] Students Page During Exciting Senate Session

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) welcomed Elle Rogers and Anna and Evelyn Delph to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages this week.

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[29] Zionsville Middle School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed Abi Davis to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[29] Zionsville Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed James Sheridan to the Indiana Statehouse as a legislative page.

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[29] Carmel Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Delph

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

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed Bryce Wooldridge and Olivia Parker to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[29] Sen. Delph’s Education Bill Passes out of Senate Committee

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph’s legislation aimed at rewarding academic excellence in Indiana schools and safeguarding Hoosier ideals passed out of the Senate Committee on Education today by a vote of 6-2. Senate Bill 236 now heads to the full Senate for further action.

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[29]Legislation to Clarify Indiana’s Self-Defense Law Approved By Senate Lawmakers, Moves To House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, January 23, 2012

Senate lawmakers approved legislation co-authored by State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) reaffirming a Hoosier’s right to resist the unlawful entry by law enforcement officers into their homes. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 45-5 and moves to the House of Representatives for further action.

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[29] Sen. Delph’s Strikes Deal with IHSAA on Class Basketball Issue

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph announced today that he was able to reach a compromise with the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) on class basketball.

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[29] Sen. Delph: Pike High School Graduate Receives Firsthand Experience Working With State Senate

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) announced today that Pike High School Graduate Travis Taggart is currently serving as a legislative intern for the Indiana Senate Majority  during the 2012 legislative session.

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[29] Sen. Delph: Zionsville Residents Receive Firsthand Experience Working With State Senate

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 17, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) announced today that Zionsville High School graduates Jay Neel and Mallory Wilson are currently serving as legislative interns with the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2012 legislative session.

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[29] Sen. Mike Delph to Host Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at the Statehouse

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

State  Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) reminds residents in Senate District 29 to share their opinions and ideas on issues being discussed in the current legislative session at a town hall meeting scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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[29] State Senator Mike Delph Encourages Students to Serve as Statehouse Pages

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

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2012) – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Indianapolis) today invited area middle and high school students to make the Indiana Statehouse their “classroom for a day” by serving as Senate pages during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly. Pages have the opportunity to spend a day at the Statehouse working with their senator and more»

Sen. Delph Applauds State of the State Address

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) released the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ final State of the State address.

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Sen. Delph’s Education Bill Rewards High Performing Schools, Safeguards Hoosier Ideals

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, January 5, 2012

State Sen. Mike Delph announced today legislation aimed at rewarding academic excellence in Indiana schools and safeguarding Hoosier ideals will be heard in the Senate Committee on Education Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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Sen. Delph leads resolution honoring 'Band of Brothers' World War II hero

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, January 31, 2011

His commanding officer was shot down and in the chaos of parachuting in, he found himself unarmed. More than 90 percent of his men were unaccounted for as the battled raged.

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Senate Education Committee approves bill requiring schools to start after Labor Day

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Members of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development voted 6-3 to approve legislation requiring Indiana schools to start after Labor Day.

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State Sen. Mike Delph files legislation to crack down on illegal immigration in Indiana

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

A hearing date has been set for Sen. Mike Delph's legislation aimed at protecting Hoosier taxpayers by cracking down on illegal immigration in Indiana.

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[s29] Sen. Delph's bill would ban homeowners associations from prohibiting political signs

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, January 11, 2010

Homeowners associations in Indiana would have the ability to control, but no longer prohibit the display of political signs if legislation approved today by the Senate Committee on Elections becomes law.

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[s29] Sen. Delph Files Illegal Immigration Bill

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, January 6, 2010

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) filed an illegal immigration bill aimed at verifying the citizenship of government workers and individuals who receive state unemployment benefits.

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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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