Jim Tomes

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400

Legislative Assistant:
Kayla Druin
Phone: 317-232-9414

Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49

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Indiana State Senate, 2010 - present 

Political Affiliation


Standing Committees

Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections and Criminal Law
Corrections Subcommittee, Chair


Mater Dei High School, Evansville
Ivy Tech Community College, associate’s degree


2nd Amendment Patriots, director
Wadesville VFW Post 6576, member and former commander
Knights of St. John, member


Spc. 5th Class, U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran, 101st Airborne Division


National Rifle Association Grassroots Organization of the Year (2nd Amendment Patriots), 2000 
State Senate Certificate of Appreciation, 2005
Distinguished Hoosier Award, 2006
Kentucky Colonel, 2010 


Former teamster, truck driver for 33 years and union steward for 21 years

Religious Affiliation

St. Wendel Catholic Church, Eucharistic Minister


Married: Margie Tomes
Children: Cherie, Lori and Nick
Four grandchildren

Counties Served

Posey County and portions of Gibson and Vanderburgh counties

Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49

Sen. Tomes: Westech Provides Innovative, Meaningful Work to Area Residents

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Monday, April 7, 2014

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2014) — State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) recently toured Westech Building Products in Mt. Vernon, congratulating the local manufacturing company on its 2014 Indiana Governor’s Workplace Safety Award for Innovation. “We are fortunate to have Westech in our community,” Tomes said. “Westech provides good, more»

Sen. Tomes Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Monday, March 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2014) – State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages: Lucas Broughton, from Wadesville, attends North Posey High School. Noah Weisling, from Evansville, attends F.J. Reitz High School. Kayla Hoenert, from Trafalgar, attends North Posey High School. Ryan more»

Sen. Tomes’ Bill to Change Firearm Disposal Procedures Passes Senate

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2014) — State Sen. Jim Tomes’ (R-Wadesville) bill eliminating policies in which firearms seized by law enforcement are destroyed passed the Senate today by a 28-21 vote. Senate Bill 229 would direct local law enforcement agencies to auction off seized firearms to people lawfully allowed to own them with the proceeds going more»

Sen. Tomes: Indiana Senate Accepting Student Page Requests

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, January 3, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2014) — State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) invites students in grades six through 12 to serve as Senate pages during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session. The Indiana Senate Page Program is now accepting applications for student pages, offering an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the General Assembly. more»

Sens. Tomes, Becker Join Gov. Pence to Create New State-Based Initiatives Office

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

State Sens. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) and Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) joined Gov. Mike Pence in Evansville this week to establish the new Indiana Office of State-Based Initiatives (OSBI).


Sens. Waterman, Tomes: Tightened Human Trafficking Restrictions Approved by House Committee

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Senate Bill 509, authored by State Sens. John Waterman (R-Shelburn) and Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville), is one step closer to becoming law after passing the House of Representatives Committee on Courts and Criminal Code today by a 12-0 vote.


Sen. Tomes’ Police Memorials Approved by Full Senate

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

Today, the Indiana Senate unanimously approved three resolutions by State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) to memorialize fallen Southwest Indiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.


State Sen. Jim Tomes Urges Memorials for Fallen Officers

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Resolutions authored by State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) to honor fallen Indiana police officers passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs today with unanimous support.


Sen. Tomes Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse in January

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

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse as Senate pages in January.


Sen. Jim Tomes on Pence State of the State

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

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State Address.


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State Senator - District 49

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