Senators

Doug Eckerty

Contact Information

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

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

Doug Eckerty

State Senator - District 26

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2010 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Ethics, Chair
Environmental Affairs, Ranking Members
Appropriations
Homeland Security & Transportation
Local Government
Rules & Legislative Procedure
Veteran Affairs & the Military
School Funding Subcommittee

 

Education

Ball State University, B.S. in Business and Finance

Activities

Madison County Flagship Board of Directors, member
Delaware Advancement Corp., board member
Business Education Partnership Board, former member
East Central Association of Life Underwriters, past president
Million Dollar Round Table, former member
Farm Legion of Honor, former member

Honors

Small Business Champion Award, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2012
Fellow, Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), 2012
State Farm Bronze Tablet Award for Agent Operations Excellence

Occupation

Real estate developer and consultant, and retired insurance professional

Religious Affiliation

Madison Park Church of God

Personal

Married: Ronda
Children: Leslie and Kevin

Counties Served

Portions of Delaware, Henry and Madison counties

Doug Eckerty

State Senator - District 26

Sen. Eckerty to Serve on Fiscal Policy Interim Committee

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

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy. Eckerty said the committee will evaluate Indiana’s tax incentives, a possible state-based health exchange and other important fiscal issues. “I look forward to building on more»

Eckerty: Gov. Pence Supports Law Protecting Property Taxpayers

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) joins Gov. Mike Pence along with fellow State Sens. Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis) and Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) for the ceremonial bill signing of Senate Enrolled Act 266. The new law eliminates the need for property owners to repeatedly file property tax appeals every year by ensuring that revised assessments, as more»

Eckerty: Ivy Tech Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2014) — State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown, second left) joins fellow community members and lawmakers for the groundbreaking ceremony of Ivy Tech Community College’s Anderson campus last week. The new campus will be completed in August 2015 with fall semester courses beginning that year. The Anderson facility is projected to more»

Eckerty: Expanding Job Training

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Businesses and industries are more technologically advanced than ever. Postsecondary job training and education are quickly becoming basic requirements for a successful workforce. Since 2009, Indiana has added the 10th-most private sector jobs in the nation, along with the second most manufacturing jobs. Yet, employers continue to report their inability to more»

Sen. Eckerty Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, March 17, 2014

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sen. Eckerty Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, February 10, 2014

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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State Senators Propose Amendment to Provide Relief to Hoosier Propane Customers

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

State Sens. John Waterman (R-Shelburn), Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) and Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) are offering an amendment to Senate Bill 1 which would provide relief to Hoosiers who may be affected by the Midwest propane shortage.

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Sens. Eckerty, Holdman: Senate Approves Bill to Expand Vets Property Tax Deduction

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 23, 2014

A bill authored by State Sens. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) and Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to allow more disabled veterans to receive property tax deductions passed the Senate today by a unanimous vote.

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Sen. Eckerty: Senate Approves Legislation to Protect Hoosier Homeowners from Unfair Taxes

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) to protect Hoosier homeowners passed the Senate this week by a unanimous vote.

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Sen. Eckerty Responds to Gov. Pence's State of the State Address

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

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) made the following statement regarding Governor Pence’s State of the State Address.

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Sen. Eckerty Responds to Gov. Pence's State of the State Address

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

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) made the following statement regarding Governor Pence’s State of the State Address.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

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

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) 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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GUEST COLUMN: Entrepreneurs Thriving in East Central Indiana

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recently, I had the chance to attend the fifth annual “Indiana Companies to Watch” dinner in Indianapolis.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Commends Yorktown High School’s Outstanding Academic Achievement

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) made this statement today applauding Yorktown High School for being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education:

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Applauds $1M Investment in Anderson

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, August 24, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) issued the following statement today regarding Impact Container, Inc.’s decision to create a new production facility in Anderson:

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Joins Fellow Lawmakers to Discuss Policy Issues in Local Communities

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, August 23, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) joined 37 lawmakers representing Indiana, other Midwestern states and Canada to participate and later graduate from the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), Aug. 10 through 14.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Selected as Bowhay Institute Fellow

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, August 10, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) was recently named a fellow of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD). He will participate in their annual Midwestern Legislative Conference, Aug. 10 through 14.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Commends Sallie Mae Jobs Announcement

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) issued the following statement today regarding the Sallie Mae expansion in Muncie announced Friday:

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Applauds Greenville Technology Groundbreaking in Anderson

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) issued the following statement today regarding Greenville Technology, Inc.’s decision to open its first Indiana factory in Anderson:

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Applauds Greenville Technology Groundbreaking in Anderson

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) issued the following statement today regarding Greenville Technology, Inc.’s decision to open its first Indiana factory in Anderson:

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Saturday, July 14, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) received a 94 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in its annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 13, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) received a 94 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in its annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 13, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) received a 94 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in its annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s26] Sen. Eckerty to Co-Chair Study Committee on Special Group Recognition License Plates

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) as Co-Chairman of the Interim Study Committee (ISC) on Special Group Recognition License Plates.

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[s26] Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Doug Eckerty

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in February:

•    Jaydica Morris and Kaitlin McMullen of Daleville Junior-Senior High School
•    Ann Ferris of Alexandria-Monroe School Corp.

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[s26] Legislation Sen. Eckerty Co-Authored to Phase Out the State’s ‘Death Tax’ Moves to the Governor’s Desk

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Friday, March 9, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) joined fellow lawmakers today in supporting legislation to eliminate Indiana’s inheritance tax.

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Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Doug Eckerty

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Friday, February 3, 2012

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2012) – State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in January: • Dakota Malchow and Mace Reno of Wes-Del High School • Zachary Barnett of Pendleton Heights Middle School During the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly, students throughout the state are more»

Sen. Eckerty’s Legislation to Protect Small Businesses Passes Senate

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Friday, January 27, 2012

State Sen. Doug Eckerty’s bill ensuring small businesses are fairly compensated if their property is acquired by a state-funded university through eminent domain passed the Senate Thursday by a 34-13 vote.

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Legislation to Clarify Indiana’s Self-Defense Law Approved by Senate Lawmakers

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Monday, January 23, 2012

Senate lawmakers approved legislation co-authored by Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) reaffirming Hoosiers’ right to resist the unlawful entry by law enforcement officers into their homes. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a 45-5 vote and moves to the House for further action.

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Sen. Eckerty’s bill to toughen land purchase for universities moves to Senate

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2012) — State Sen. Doug Eckerty’s legislation that makes the eminent domain process used by state universities fairer for businesses passed out of the Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters this morning by a 6-4 vote. Eckerty (R-Yorktown) explained that under current law, a university has the more»

Sen. Eckerty's State of the State reaction

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“Before taking public office, I supported Governor Daniels,” Eckerty said.

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Eckerty: Key Senate committee to consider legislation lifting Indiana's 'death tax'

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 27, 2011

A key committee will consider on Tuesday eliminating the state's "death tax," thanks to legislation co-authored by State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown).

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Eckerty to honor young local artist at Statehouse

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 24, 2011

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) will honor Delta Middle School student Katie Irving on Tuesday at the Statehouse for being selected to represent Indiana in the 2011 National Youth Art Month Flag Event.

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Eckerty will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 14, 2011

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) 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 Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | 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. Eckerty: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) 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. Eckerty: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) 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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Eckerty: Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hoosiers in Senate District 26 can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown).

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