Senators

Thomas Wyss

Contact Information

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

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

Thomas Wyss

State Senator - District 15

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1985-present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, Chair
Appropriations
Local Government
Rules and Legislative Procedure

Education

Purdue University, associate's degree

Activities

Allen County Council, 1976-1985
National Homeland Security Consortium
U.S. Department of Justice GLOBAL Advisory Committee
U.S. Department of Justice Intelligence Working Group
U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Emergency Preparedness Task Force, former member
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council for Homeland Security
Fort Wayne Medical Education Advisory Board
Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers Advisory Board
National Guard Association of the U.S. and Indiana
Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust
Hoosier Burn Camp
Northeast Indiana Burn Foundation
GE Elfun Society
Knights of Columbus
Precinct Committeeman, 1976-1986, 1993-1998

National Conference of State Legislators

Homeland Security and Preparedness Task Force, co-chair

Military

Indiana Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, retired

Honors

Charles Dick Award, National Guard Association of the United States, 2013, 1994 (first Hoosier to be awarded it twice)
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Disabled American Veterans, 2013, 2007
Distinguished Public Service Award, Indiana American Legion, 2013
Stand Your Ground Award, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, 2013
Legislator of the Year Award, Aviation Association of Indiana, 2012
Indiana's Most Pro-Job Legislator, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2010
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Association of Police Chiefs, 2010
Legislator of the Year Award, Indiana Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2010
Award for Public Service, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2009
National MADD Award, 2008
Governor’s Council Award, 2008
President’s Award, Indiana Fire Chiefs Association, 2007
"Gus Grissom Award," Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, 2007
Child Safety Advocate Award, Indiana Safe Kids Coalition, 2004
Career Community Service Award, Indiana Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004

Occupation

GE Industrial Systems (retired) 

Religious Affiliation

St. Vincent's Catholic Church

Personal

Widower, Shirley; two daughters, four grandchildren

Counties Served

Portions of Allen County

Thomas Wyss

State Senator - District 15

Sen. Wyss Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

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

State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages in his last legislative session as a state senator:

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Sen. Wyss’ Bill to Allow Allen County Sports, Convention Development Moves to Governor’s Desk

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

Allen County would be allowed to continue its sports and convention development under legislation authored by State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne). Senate Bill 308 cleared its final passage in the General Assembly today and moves to the governor’s desk for further consideration.

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Sen. Wyss: House Approves Bill to Allow Allen County Sports, Convention Development

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

A measure authored by State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) to allow sports and convention development in Allen County passed the House of Representatives today.

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Sen. Wyss: House Approves Bill to Improve Private Bus Safety

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

State Sen. Tom Wyss’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation to improve private bus safety passed the House of Representatives today by a 82-13 vote.

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Sen. Wyss Awarded Indiana Chiefs of Police Lifetime Service Award

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently recognized State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) for his 28 years of service in the General Assembly at the organization’s mid-winter conference in Indianapolis.

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Sen. Wyss: Senate Approves Bill to Curb Animal Attacks, Cruelty

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

A bill authored by State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) to curb dog attacks and animal cruelty passed the Indiana Senate today by a 37-11 vote.

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Sen. Wyss: Senate Approves Bill to Allow Allen County Sports, Convention Development

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

A measure authored by State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) to allow sports and convention development in Allen County passed the Indiana Senate today by a unanimous vote.

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Sen. Wyss: Senate Approves Bill to Improve Private Bus Safety

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A bill authored by State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) to improve private bus safety passed the Senate today by a 33-14 vote.

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Sen. Wyss Recognized for Law Enforcement Support

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) recently received the Stand Your Ground award  from the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for his support of Hoosier law enforcement.

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Sen. Wyss: Bill to Promote Thorough School Employee Background Checks Passes Senate

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 24, 2013

State Sen. Tom Wyss (R- Fort Wayne) today announced his legislation to protect Indiana’s schoolchildren passed in the State Senate by a vote of 47-0. Senate Bill 160 now moves to the House of Representatives for further action.

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Thomas Wyss

State Senator - District 15

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