Senators

Luke Kenley

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Debby McCarty
Phone: 317-232-9453

Media Contact:
Molly Swigart
Phone: 317-232-9498

Luke Kenley

State Senator - District 20

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1992 - present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Appropriations, Chair
Education and Career Development
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Education

Miami University, bachelor's degree, 1967
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972 

Activities

Hamilton County Veteran’s Organization Vietnam Wall Recreation, coordinator, 2004
State GOP Platform Committee, co-chairman, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 
Noblesville City Court Judge, 1974-1989 
Noblesville Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors
Elks Lodge #576, member
American Legion, member
Hamilton County 50 Club, member

Military

U.S. Army, 1st lieutenant, 1969-1971

Honors

Distinguished Public Official, Ivy Tech Community College, 2014
Sagamore of the Wabash Recipient, 2013

Occupation

Small business owner

Religious Affiliation

First United Methodist Church, lay leader

Counties Served

Portions of Hamilton County

Luke Kenley

State Senator - District 20

Fishers High School Graduate Serving as Indiana Senate’s Borst Fellow

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Thursday, September 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 22, 2016) — State Sens. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) today announced that Thomas Bray is serving as the Lawrence M. Borst Fellow with the Indiana State Senate throughout the fall and upcoming 2017 legislative session of the General Assembly. As a Borst Fellow, Bray tracks and summarizes fiscal more»

Kenley: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | 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. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville). Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore. more»

Statement from Sen. Kenley

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Thursday, July 21, 2016

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) made the following statement today following the inaugural meeting of the Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow (FIRSST) Task Force meeting: “Today the FIRSST Task Force took steps toward finding a long-term, sustainable road-funding plan for Indiana. “Task Force members heard more»

State Sen. Luke Kenley to Serve on Study Committees

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2016) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) will serve on the following study committees and councils during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly: Budget Committee Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary Simplified State Sales Tax Administration Delegates Indiana more»

Kenley: Fishers to Receive Certified Technology Park

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Monday, April 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (April 25, 2016) — The City of Fishers will receive a Certified Technology Park (CTP) designation, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced today. Fishers’ proposal, which was approved by the State Budget Committee today, will designate the Nickel Plate District and the adjacent North East Commerce Park together as a more»

Kenley: Bills to Support Veterans Pass General Assembly

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Friday, March 11, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2016) — Six measures supported by State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that would benefit Indiana’s veterans passed the Indiana General Assembly this session. Senate Enrolled Act 304, which Kenley authored, increases the assessed value limit for property-tax deductions from $143,000 to $175,000 for veterans with at least more»

Sen. Kenley: Bill Providing Significant New Road Funding Goes to Governor

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Thursday, March 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that provides significant new state and local road funding over the next two years passed the General Assembly today. House Enrolled Act 1001 builds upon Indiana’s current road-funding sources through several mechanisms: $228 million from 2016 excess more»

Sen. Kenley: Bill Empowering Workforce Development Passes General Assembly

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2016) — A bill authored by State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that would help career and technical training providers tailor their educational opportunities toward the needs of employers will now move to the governor’s desk for final consideration. Senate Enrolled Act 301 is a strategic step toward developing a more»

Kenley: Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Passes House of Representatives, Senate

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Friday, March 4, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2016) — A bill authored by State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that would create a tax-free savings account for individuals with disabilities is headed to the governor’s desk. Modeled after the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, Senate Enrolled Act 11 would establish a savings program to help people more»

Sen. Kenley Receives Esteemed Award on Behalf of Small Business

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Friday, February 26, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2016) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) received the 2016 Guardian Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Wednesday, Feb. 24. The NFIB honored Kenley at a celebratory luncheon, attended by small business owners and state legislators. The award was presented by Gov. Mike Pence, who also gave more»

Kenley: Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Passes Senate

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2016) — A bill authored by State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that would create a tax-free savings account for individuals with disabilities passed the Senate today by a vote of 48-0. Modeled after the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, Senate Bill 11 would establish a savings program to help people more»

State Sen. Luke Kenley Recognized for Civility

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2016) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) was presented with a Civility in Government Award by the Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly (ARMIGA), Monday, Jan. 25. Kenley was one of the first five honorees to receive this award. “It is an honor to be recognized in this way by former members of more»

Kenley: Local Students Gain State Government Insight

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Friday, December 4, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 4, 2015) — Local high school students recently got a behind-the-scenes look at state government during the 2015 Luke Kenley Leadership Conference held at the Indiana Statehouse. State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) annually invites high school junior and senior student leaders to his conference in Indianapolis. This year, students more»

Kenley: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Friday, September 11, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 8, 2015) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) 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, more»

State Sen. Luke Kenley Congratulates Mr. and Miss Science Indiana

Posted by: Molly Swigart  | Thursday, July 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (July 23, 2015) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) today commended Carmel High School graduates Adit Chandra and Helena Ma for being named Mr. and Miss Science Indiana by Gov. Mike Pence. Chandra, 2015 Mr. Science, was named an AP Scholar, Indiana Academic All-Star, US National Chemistry Olympiad National finalist, and Intel ISEF more»

Sen. Kenley: Proposed Budget Passes Senate

Posted by: Jennifer Thomas  | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2015) — State Sen. Luke Kenley’s (R-Noblesville) sponsored legislation, House Bill 1001, passed the Senate today by a vote of 42-8. HB 1001, commonly called the “budget bill,” is honestly balanced and focused on funding Indiana’s most important needs, creating a strong foundation for our economic more»

Sen. Kenley: Senate Proposed Budget Passes Committee

Thursday, April 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2015) — State Sen. Luke Kenley’s (R-Noblesville) sponsored legislation, House Bill 1001, commonly known as the “budget bill,” passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations today by a vote of 8-3. HB 1001 is honestly balanced and focused on funding Indiana’s most important needs, creating a strong more»

Sen. Kenley Recognized for Commitment to Hoosiers’ Health

Posted by: Jennifer Thomas  | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2015) — State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) received the Indiana Area Health Education Centers (IN-AHEC) Hero Award for outstanding volunteer service and advocacy today. The Hero Award is an annual award given to an individual or organization for assisting the IN-AHEC Network in recruiting, educating and retaining health care more»

Sen. Kenley: IUPUI Student Gains Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Jennifer Thomas  | Friday, February 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2015) – IUPUI student Corrin Harvey is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2015 legislative session, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said. Harvey, a resident of Indianapolis, is the daughter of Vincent Howard and Corette Harvey-Howard. She graduated from Decatur Central High School and more»

Sen. Kenley: Hamilton County Student Gains Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Jennifer Thomas  | Friday, February 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2015) – Hamilton County resident Jake Krevda is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2015 legislative session, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said. Krevda, a resident of Carmel, is the son of Neil and Linda Krevda. He graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and received his more»

Kenley Named Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 25, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) as chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 119th General Assembly. “This session, the main focus of the Appropriations Committee will be crafting Indiana’s next two-year budget,” more»

Sen. Kenley: State Budget Committee to Discuss Budget Reversions and IPFW Governance

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2014) —The State Budget Committee on Thursday, Aug. 14, will hear the results from last fiscal year’s allotment reserve requirement by the State Budget Agency and a report on further proposed budget reversions for fiscal year 2015, said State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) who chairs the committee. This provides the Budget more»

Sen. Kenley to Serve on Business Taxation Commission

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

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) will serve on the Commission on Business Personal Property and Business Taxation. Kenley authored a new law during the 2014 legislative session that established this commission, which will review the competitive advantages and disadvantages that result from more»

Statement from Sen. Kenley

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, March 27, 2014

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Mike Pence signing House Enrolled Act 1002 into law:

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Sen. Kenley Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages:

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Sen. Kenley: Hamilton County Students Gain Experience at Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, February 24, 2014

Two Hamilton County residents, Mary Allgier and Bradley Huber, are serving as interns for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2014 legislative session, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said. 

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Sen. Kenley: Senate Ed Committee Approves Amendment to Create Pre-K Study Commission

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development approved an amendment today to House Bill 1004 – legislation that would establish an early childhood education scholarship program for low-income families. The amended bill, which passed by a unanimous vote, would instead create a study commission to develop a more refined pre-kindergarten program, said State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville).

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Sen. Kenley Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Monday, February 3, 2014

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) 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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President Pro Tem Long, Sens. Hershman, Kenley Introduce Bill to Reduce Taxes on Hoosier Employers

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 9, 2014

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) and State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) unveiled legislation today to boost Hoosier job and economic growth by reducing the state’s corporate income tax and business personal property tax. The Indiana Senate Majority Caucus has designated this initiative Senate Bill 1.

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Sen. Kenley Commends Signing of State Budget

Posted by: Paula Freund  | Thursday, May 9, 2013

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) today commended Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of the new state budget that creates a strong foundation for Indiana’s future.

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Sen. Kenley: Budget Funds Proposed Ivy Tech Noblesville Campus

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Last week, the General Assembly passed the biennial budget and concluded the 2013 legislative session.

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Sens. Pat Miller, Luke Kenley Author Legislation to Give Indiana More Flexibility Under Obamacare

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sens. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) and Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) to give Indiana more flexibility under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed the full Senate today by a 44-6 vote.

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Sens. Miller, Kenley: Senate Approves Bill to Provide Greater Flexibility for Taxpayers

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, February 15, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sens. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) and Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) to provide Hoosiers with greater flexibility when paying property taxes passed the Senate today by a 48-0 vote.

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Sen. Kenley Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse in January

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 4, 2013

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse as Senate pages in January.

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Sen. Luke Kenley on Pence State of the State

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State Address.

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[s20] Sen. Kenley: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) 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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[s20] Sen. Kenley Congratulates Local Schools on Performance Grades

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, October 31, 2012

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) made the following statement today praising Hamilton County schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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[s20] Sen. Kenley Encourages Fourth-Graders to Enter Statehood Day Essay Contest

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) 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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[s20] Sen. Luke Kenley Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, September 28, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 98.7 percent.

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[s20] Sen. Luke Kenley Applauds Local ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) made the following statement today congratulating officials, teachers, parents and students from Carmel Clay, Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield-Washington schools for placing among Indiana’s highest-performing schools:

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[s20] Sen. Kenley Appointed to Budget, Education, Sales Tax, Building Authority Panels

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his appointment of State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) to again serve as a member of the State Budget Committee.

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[s20] Statement from Sen. Kenley on Chief Executive Magazine's Business Climate Ranking for Indiana

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“From our AAA credit rating to our four consecutive balanced budgets, this ranking is just another example of continued efforts by Hoosier leaders who are consistently working to make Indiana the most attractive place for employers to locate.

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[s20] Kenley: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Friday, April 20, 2012

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) congratulated Noblesville Schools for being awarded an “Excellence in Performance” grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). The grant money, announced Thursday, will go to high-performing teachers in the school district.

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[20] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed area students to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

•    Ryan Kennedy, student at Clay Middle School and son of Stephen Kennedy
•    Vincent Bortolussi, student at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School and son of Dierdre Kilbirn
•    Alisha Wang, student at Clay Middle School and daughter of Huiyun Wang and Yuhva Hui
•    Angela He, student at Clay Middle School and daughter of Xiaohua He
•    Adam Willman, student at Clay Middle School and son of Karen Willman
•    Brandon Russ, student at Carmel High School and son of David and Jill Russ
•    Elizabeth Desormiers, student at Clay Middle School and daughter of Jennifer Desormiers
•    Conor Lyons, student at Clay Middle School and son of Kevin and Kathi Lyons
•    Amanda Gjerde, student at Clay Middle School and daughter of Thomas and Kathy Gjerde
•    Georgia Simmons, student at Clay Middle School and daughter of Jeffrey and Annette Simmons

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[20] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed area students to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

•    Cory Wuerch, student at Hamilton Heights High School and  son of Brian and Kelly Wuerch
•    Connor McKinney, student at Hamilton Heights High School and son of Scott and Chandra McKinney
•    Sydney Baker, student at Noblesville High School and daughter of Chris and Kim Baker
•    Catherine Merrell, student at Noblesville High School and daughter of Jay and Anne Merrell
•    Trevor Snair, student at Noblesville Middle School and son of Lawrence Snair, III
•    Abigail Wiley is a homeschooled student and daughter of Rex and Lorraine Wiley

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[20] Carmel Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed area students to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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Kenley’s initiative to add funds for full-day kindergarten, Further help State Fair stage victims, clears another hurdle

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Senate lawmakers today approved an initiative allocating $80 million to fund full-day kindergarten in Indiana and provide the victims of last year’s Indiana State Fair stage collapse an additional $6 million dollars.

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[20] Sen. Kenley’s Initiative to Provide Additional Funds For Home Energy Assistance Passes Out Of Senate, Returns To House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Senate lawmakers today approved an initiative focused on providing low-income Hoosiers with additional funds to pay their heating bills from Indiana’s portion of the national mortgage-fraud settlement.

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[20] Noblesville Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed Katherine Conrad, Kelsey Pence and Ava and Emily Peterson to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[20] Carmel Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed Taylor Grossman, Paige Henry and Aaron Bennett to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[20] Noblesville Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed Noblesville residents Darrin and Ryan Kurtz to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[20] Noblesville Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Kenley

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed Andrew Finchum, William Bennett and Emma and Anna Grace Brown to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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[20] Sen. Kenley’s Legislation Requiring Additional Oversight of Redevelopment Commissions Passes out of Senate Committee

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

Members of the Senate Committee on Local Government voted 8-1 today in favor of legislation authored by Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) that will provide additional oversight and improve the transparency of redevelopment commissions in Indiana.

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[20] Sen. Kenley: Carmel Resident Receives Firsthand Experience Working With State Senate

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

Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced today that Carmel  resident Kenny Sobek is currently serving as a legislative intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2012 legislative session.

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Sen. Kenley Applauds State of the State Address

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

State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) released the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ final State of the State address.

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