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David Long

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Tracy Mann (317) 232-9416

David Long

President Pro Tempore

State Senator - District 16

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1996 - present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Rules & Legislative Procedure - Chair
Joint Rules (ex officio)
Corrections, Criminal & Civil Matters, Past Chair
Insurance Subcommittee, Past Chair

Education

Wabash College
University of California at Davis, B.A.
University of Santa Clara, J.D.

Activities

Board of Trustees: Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne
Board of Directors: Lincoln Museum

Occupation

General Counsel, Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc.

Personal

Married: Melissa, news anchor at Channel 21 in Fort Wayne
Two Children, Adam and Erik

Counties Served

Portions of Allen County

David Long

President Pro Tempore

State Senator - District 16

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long Announces 2014 Interim Study Committee Assignments

Posted by: Skip Brown  | Monday, June 23, 2014

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced Senate Republicans’ assignments for the 2014 summer study committees. Each summer and fall — when Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session — lawmakers are assigned to interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as more»

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Long

Posted by: Skip Brown  | Thursday, May 15, 2014

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) made the following statement today regarding Gov. Mike Pence’s announced expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan: STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2014) ― “I am pleased to see Indiana leading the way in proposing a consumer-driven plan to expand health coverage options for the uninsured. The expansion more»

Sen. Long: Senate Majority Caucus Announces Communications Department Staff Changes

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Monday, March 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) announced today that Skip Brown will serve as Communications Director for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus Communications Office. He succeeds Lindsay Jancek, who is leaving her position to accept the Communications Director position with Congresswoman Jackie more»

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Long

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“Due to service obligations to the U.S. Navy, Senator Jim Banks will have an excused absence for the time he is away with the Navy, which is tentatively scheduled during the last week of the legislative session.

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Senate President Pro Tem Long recognize Indiana golfer’s philanthropic efforts

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Wednesday, January 15, 2014

State Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) recognized Indiana law school student and former Indiana General Assembly intern, Luke Bielawski, with House Joint Resolution 4 today.

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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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Senate President Pro Tem Long: General Assembly Kicks Off 2014 Session

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2014) ― State Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) gathered with fellow legislators today to begin the 2014 session of the 118th Indiana General Assembly. The 2014 session is a non-budget year, meaning lawmakers will meet for a short session that, by law, must end no later than March 14. Long said the legislature is more»

Indiana Senate Republicans Unveil New Website

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Friday, November 22, 2013

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long today announced the launch of the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus’ newly redesigned website.

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Statement from Pro Tem David Long Regarding the Passing of Former State Representative Phyllis Pond

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Monday, September 23, 2013

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) made the following statement regarding the passing of former State Representative Phyllis Pond:

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Senate President Pro Tem David Long Satisfied with A-F Review

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Friday, September 6, 2013

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today said he was pleased with the findings of an independent task force commissioned to conduct a month-long review of the recent issues regarding Indiana’s A-F assessment metrics for schools.

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President Pro Tempore David Long Makes Appointments to Accountability System Review Panel

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed four members to a panel that will review school performance standards as directed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) released last week.

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Long and Bosma Call For Independent Review of A-F Assessments

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Friday, August 2, 2013

Today, House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) announced their plans to refer the recent issues regarding the A-F assessment metrics to an independent task force for review. 

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Sen. Long Announces Statehouse Blood Drive Winner

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today congratulated the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) for having the most staff members donate in last Thursday’s Red Cross Blood Drive at the Statehouse.

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Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore David Long

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

State Sen. David Long (R-Fort Wayne) released the following statement today, following the Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the state’s choice scholarship law:

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[s12] Sen. Yoder Appointed as 2013-2014 Chairman of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

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

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) as chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources for the 118th General Assembly.

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Indiana Senate Republicans Announce Leadership Team

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Indiana Senate Majority Caucus met today in Indianapolis to elect their leadership team.

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[s13] Sen. Glick Brings Attorney’s Perspective to Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Saturday, July 7, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange) as a member of the Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee.

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[s18] Sen. Head Appointed to Commission on Autism for Fourth Year

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

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced State Sen. Randy Head’s (R-Logansport) appointment as a member of the Indiana Commission on Autism. This will mark Head’s fourth year to serve on the panel.

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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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[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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[s23] Sen. Boots Appointed to Chair Summer Study Committee

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) to serve as chair of the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee.

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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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[s27] Sen. Paul Appointed to Military, Infrastructure Interim 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. Allen Paul (R-Richmond) to serve as a member of the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs and the Joint Study Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Assessment and Solutions.

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[s31] Sen. Merritt Appointed Chairman of State Fair Advisory Committee

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

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) to serve as chairman of the State Fair Advisory Committee this interim.

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[s39] Sen. Waterman Appointed to Agriculture Committee, Other State Commissions

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced State Sen. John Waterman’s (R-Shelburn) appointment to the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture.

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[s42] Sen. Leising Appointed Chairwoman of Interim Study Committee on Agriculture

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

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to serve as chairwoman of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture.

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[s43] Sen. Nugent Appointed to Military Base Planning Council

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. Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg) to serve on the Military Base Planning Council.

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[s44] Sen. Steele Appointed to Chair Commission on Courts, Serve on Other State Panels

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced State Sen. Brent Steele’s (R-Bedford) appointment as chairman of the Commission on Courts.

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[s15] Sen. Wyss to Chair Transportation and Infrastructure Assessment Committee

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, July 5, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as Chairman of the Joint Study Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Assessment and Solutions.

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[Senate Republicans] Sen. Long Announces Majority Study Committee Assignments

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Thursday, July 5, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced the 2012 Interim Study Committee appointments for members of the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus.

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[S16] Sen. Long Announces Inquiry into IURC Regarding Recent Service Problems with Aqua Indiana

Monday, July 2, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today initiated an inquiry with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) regarding serious concerns with the local water and sewer utility provider, Aqua Indiana, that services portions of Allen County.

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Head Appointed Chair of Senate Committee on Local Government

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his selection of Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government.

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[s9] Mishler Appointed to Senate Majority Whip

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, April 30, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Ft. Wayne) today announced his selection of Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) to serve as Senate Majority Whip.

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[Senate Republicans] Long Announces Several Appointments to Senate Caucus Leadership

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Monday, April 30, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced several key appointments within the Senate Majority Caucus.

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Head Appointed Chair of Senate Committee on Local Government

Monday, April 30, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his selection of Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government.

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[s14] Sens. Long, Kruse, Wyss: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Thursday, April 19, 2012

State Sens. David Long (R-Fort Wayne), Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) and Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) congratulated Fort Wayne Community Schools for being awarded the “Excellence in Performance” grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[s15] Sens. Long, Kruse, Wyss: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Krystal Shull  | Thursday, April 19, 2012

State Sens. David Long (R-Fort Wayne), Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) and Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) congratulated Fort Wayne Community Schools for being awarded the “Excellence in Performance” grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[12] Worker Freedom Bill Passes Senate, SB 269 Heads to House for Further Consideration

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, January 23, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today applauded Senate approval of legislation allowing every Hoosier worker the freedom to choose whether or not to support a union.

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Sen. Long Applauds Governor Daniels’ Legislative Agenda

Posted by: Lindsay Jancek  | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R- Fort Wayne) applauded Gov. Mitch Daniels’ final State of the State Address Tuesday evening and said he will work with fellow lawmakers to enact a key job-creating component of the governor’s legislative agenda that allows every Hoosier worker the freedom to choose if they want to join a union.

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Fort Wayne senators can help Hoosiers obtain state tax forms

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

President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) said today area senators 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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Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 7, 2011

Hoosiers in the Fort Wayne area can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from their senator, according to President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne).

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Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 7, 2011

Hoosiers in the Fort Wayne area can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from their senator, according to President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne).

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Senate celebrates Fort Wayne's world-renowned choir 'Voices of Unity' earned international title as top soulful choral music group

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 6, 2011

For a brief time today, Statehouse gavels gave way to golden voices as legislators paid tribute to a Fort Wayne choir recently cited as the number one soulful choral group in the world.

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Senate celebrates Fort Wayne's world-renowned choir 'Voices of Unity' earned international title as top soulful choral music group

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 6, 2011

For a brief time today, Statehouse gavels gave way to golden voices as legislators paid tribute to a Fort Wayne choir recently cited as the number one soulful choral group in the world.

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Area Senators: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

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

President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) said passing a balanced budget and insisting on no tax hikes for hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Area Senators: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

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

President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) said passing a balanced budget and insisting on no tax hikes for hardworking Hoosiers should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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[s14] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools

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[s15] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools.

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[s16] Senate Honors Fort Wayne Football Coaches for Victories On and Off the Field

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Members of the Indiana Senate honored two retiring Fort Wayne football coaches today for victories that stretched far beyond the end zones of their respective schools

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