Senators

Travis Holdman

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Maureen Gordin
Phone: 317-232-9807

Travis Holdman

Assistant Majority Whip

State Senator - District 19

Elected

Indiana State Senate, March, 2008

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Financial Institutions, Chair
Insurance, Ranking Member
Tax and Fiscal Policy, Ranking Member
Environmental Affairs
Local Government
Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Education

Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.
University of St. Francis, M.S.
Indiana University, J.D.


Activities

Wells County Deputy Prosecutor, 1991-1996
Wells County Republican Party, past chair and vice chair
National Conference of Insurance Legislators, officer and executive committee member
Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, board chair
Wells County Council
Huntington University Board of Trustees
Huntington University Foundation Board of Directors
Indiana State Bar Association
Wells County Bar Association
Youth for Christ USA National Board of Directors
United Way of Huntington County
United Way of Wells County
Markle Business and Community Association
Huntington County United Economic Development Corporation
Independent Community Bankers of America
Community Bankers Association of Indiana
Missionary, Project Help in rural Haiti

Occupation

Attorney, Holdman Consult/Holdman Law

Personal

Married, Becky, one daughter and one son

Counties Served

Adams, Blackford, Jay and Wells counties and portions of Grant and Huntington counties

Travis Holdman

Assistant Majority Whip

State Senator - District 19

Sen. Holdman: Fiscal Responsibility Bolsters K-12 Funding

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — Recent budget numbers demonstrate Indiana’s continued commitment to education, State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) said. Since 2012, Indiana’s K-12 funding has increased by more than $480 million – far surpassing federal funding offered to the Hoosier State. In that same time frame, federal support for more»

Sen. Holdman to Serve as Vice-Chair of Financial Institutions, Insurance Committee

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. “Indiana maintains a strong presence in the global financial institutions and insurance sectors,” Holdman said. “Because of that, the General more»

Sen. Holdman Receives Perfect Score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2014) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2014 Legislative Vote Analysis, which ranks state lawmakers based on their votes for pro-jobs, pro-economy measures. State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) was one of 10 legislators to receive a perfect score. According to the Chamber, bills used in the report were more»

Sen. Holdman: Governor Holds Signing Ceremony for Student Athlete Safety Bill

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, March 31, 2014

Today, Gov. Mike Pence held a bill signing ceremony for State Sen. Travis Holdman’s (R-Markle) legislation to protect high school student athletes.

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Sen. Holdman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sen. Holdmanís Bill to Protect Student Athletes Moves to Governorís Desk

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

State Sen. Travis Holdman’s (R-Markle) legislation to protect high school student athletes cleared its final passage in the General Assembly today. Senate Bill 222 now moves to the governor’s desk where it could be signed into law.

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Sen. Holdman: House Approves Agriculture Trespassing Bill

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A bill authored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to protect agricultural operations passed the House of Representatives this week by a 73-25 vote. It now moves to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk for further consideration.

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Sen. Holdman: Ossian Student Gains Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, February 14, 2014

Ossian resident Noah Patten is serving as an intern for the Senate Majority Caucus during the 2014 legislative session, said State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

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Sen. Holdman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sens. Hershman, Kenley, Holdman: Senate Approves Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today, the Indiana Senate approved legislation authored by State Sens. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek), Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to boost Hoosier job and economic growth. The bill, which would reduce the state’s corporate income tax and business personal property tax, passed by a 35-11 vote.

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Sen. Holdman: Senate Approves Bill to Protect Student Athletes

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 30, 2014

State Sen. Travis Holdman’s (R-Markle) bill to protect high school student athletes passed the Senate today by a 45-1 vote.

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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. Holdman to Offer Amendment to Agriculture Trespassing Bill

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) will offer an amendment to his agriculture trespassing legislation during today’s Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law hearing. The amendment has encouraged some industry groups to withdraw their opposition to the bill.

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Sen. Holdman: Indiana Senate Now Accepting Student Page Requests

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) invites students in grades six through 12 to serve as Senate pages during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session.

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Sen. Holdman Joins State Legislators to Address Federal Mismanagement

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, December 9, 2013

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) joined a bipartisan meeting of nearly 100 state legislators, known as the Mount Vernon Assembly, to initiate the process of constitutional action created for states to address federal gridlock.

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Sen. Holdman: Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Child Services

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

Legislation authored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to improve child services in Indiana passed out of the Senate today by a unanimous vote.

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Sen. Holdman Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Friday, February 1, 2013

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages.

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Sen. Holdman: Senate Approves Legislation to Support Military Families

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 31, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to support military families passed the Senate this week with a unanimous vote. It now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

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Sen. Holdman: Committee Approves Legislation to Improve Indiana Child Services

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two bills authored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to improve child services in Indiana passed out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary today by unanimous votes.

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

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement regarding Governor Pence’s State of the State Address.

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Sens. Holdman, Yoder Introduce Legislation to Protect Hoosier Children

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 17, 2013

State Sens. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) today announced the introduction of several bills to protect children and families involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) 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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[s19] Sen. Holdman Applauds Drivers Ed Committee Support for Military Veterans

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, November 19, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) today applauded the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for adopting a policy allowing veterans with military truck driving experience to receive expedited approval for a commercial driver’s license.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Appointed as 2013-2014 Chairman of Financial Institutions Committee

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) as chairman of the newly-created Senate Committee on Financial Institutions for the 118th General Assembly.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Congratulates Area Schools For Outstanding Performance

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement today praising area schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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[s19] What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) 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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[s19] Sen. Travis Holdman Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, October 1, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 99.5 percent.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman and Rep. Noe Propose Improvements for the Indiana Department of Child Services Hotline

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, September 24, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Rep. Cindy Noe (R-Indianapolis) today announced their suggestions for improvement in the Indiana Department of Child Services’ management of abuse and neglect cases and said they plan to author legislation that incorporates these improvements in the upcoming 2013 legislative session.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman: Tuesday is National Night Out Against Crime

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, August 6, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) encourages local residents to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Honors Fallen Berne Soldier

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, August 2, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement today recognizing Indiana National Guard Spc. Nicholas Taylor for his service:

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Honors Fallen Berne Soldier

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement today recognizing Indiana National Guard Spc. Nicholas Taylor for his service:

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Elected Treasurer of National Conference of Insurance Legislators

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, July 26, 2012

Members of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) elected State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) treasurer during their July 15 meeting.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Elected Treasurer of National Conference of Insurance Legislators

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

Members of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) elected State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) treasurer during their July 15 meeting. Holdman now begins the three-year process of officer advancement, promoting him through board positions until he serves as president in 2015.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Applauds Blackford County Schools ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement today congratulating Blackford County Schools officials, teachers, parents and students on their improved ISTEP+ scores:

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Applauds Jay School Corporation ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) made the following statement today congratulating Jay School Corporation officials, teachers, parents and students on their improved ISTEP+ scores:

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Appointed Chairman of Committee on Child Care

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, July 9, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced State Sen. Travis Holdman’s (R-Markle) appointment as Chairman of the Committee on Child Care.

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[s19] Sen. Holdman Appointed Chairman of Committee on Child Care

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, July 9, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced State Sen. Travis Holdman’s (R-Markle) appointment as Chairman of the Committee on Child Care.

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[s19] Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Travis Holdman

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in February:

•    Alex and Nathan Eckhart of Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers
•    Alexander McCabe, Alexandria Haddix, Jessica VandenBoom, Logan Ackley and Ryan Tomlin of Norwell Middle School in Ossian

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Statement from State Sen. Travis Holdman on the Conclusion of the Legislative Session

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Saturday, March 10, 2012

“This short session has certainly been a session with a different rhythm,” Holdman said.

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Sen. Holdmanís Bills to Reduce Nepotism and Conflict of Interest in Local, State Government Pass Senate Committees

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Friday, February 10, 2012

Two bills sponsored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) addressing nepotism concerns in state and local government passed out of Senate committee this week.

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Area Students Serve as Pages for State Sen. Travis Holdman

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) welcomed the following area students as Senate pages in January:

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Holdman and Rep. Leonard to Host Town Halls Saturday

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

State Sen. Travis Holdman and Rep. Dan Leonard will meet with constituents in Warren and Roanoke this weekend to discuss 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. Holdman's State of the State reaction

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

“Governor Daniels tonight highlighted his major policy initiatives, many of which I fully support,” Holdman said.

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Holdman: Senate lawmakers vote to streamline driver education programs

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 31, 2011

Senate lawmakers voted 44-5 today in support of steering Indiana's driver education programs in a new direction, according to State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

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Holdman: 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. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

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Area Students Serve as Pages For State Sen. Travis Holdman

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • Jessica Miller, daughter of Jeff and Gail Miller and a student at Homestead High School;
  • Abby Holbook, daughter of Mike and Susie Holbrook and a student at Homestead High School; and
  • Ben Snowden, son of Mark and Susan Snowden and a student at Waterfront Christian High School.
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Sen. Holdman: January town hall meetings set for Senate District 19

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) reminds residents in Senate District 19 to share their opinions and ideas on the upcoming legislative session during one of seven town hall meetings scheduled for January.

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Holdman will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

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

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Columbia City) 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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Area Students Serve as Pages For State Sen. Travis Holdman

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • Daniel Schriver, son of Kelli J. Schriver and a student at Southern Wells;
  • Nicole Mortland, daughter of Emily Mortland and a student at Eastbrook Junior High; and
  • Lauren Rush, daughter of Neil and Rachel Rush and a student at Eastbook Junior High.
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Holdman: 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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Holdman: Give counties choice on local government structure

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Tuesday, January 4, 2011

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) announced today he will author legislation during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2012 session to give counties the option of restructuring the offices of county commissioner and council.

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Holdman: Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

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

Hoosiers in Senate District 19 can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

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[s19] Holdman's Bill Could Help Schools Fit In Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A key Senate panel today considered a plan authored by State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) to allow schools to bank extra time spent in the classroom to use for parent-teacher conferences.

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