Senators

Joe Zakas

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Debby McCarty
Phone: 317-232-9490

Joe Zakas

State Senator - District 11

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Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1982-present 

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Elections/Civil Law, Chair (C.L.)
Corrections & Criminal Law
Corrections Subcommittee, Chair
Judiciary
Public Policy

Education

University of Illinois (B.A.)
University of Notre Dame (M.B.A.), (J.D.)

Activities

Indiana State Bar Association
St. Joseph County Bar Association
Advisory Board Member, Indiana
University South Bend
REAL Services, Board of Directors

Occupation

Attorney, Thorne Grodnik LLP

Counties Served

Portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties

Joe Zakas

State Senator - District 11

Statement from Sen. Zakas

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) made the following statement regarding Gov. Pence’s State of the State Address.

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[s11] Sen. Zakas: General Assembly Begins 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

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[s11] Sen. Zakas Appointed as 2013-2014 Chairman of Civil Law Committee

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

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) as chairman of the newly created Senate Committee on Civil Law for the 118th General Assembly.

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[s11] Zakas Welcomes Elkhart Girl Scouts Serving as Pages to Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, March 19, 2012

State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) welcomed local Girl Scout members who served as Senate pages last month at the Statehouse in celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary:

•    Audrey Carr, daughter of Elkhart resident Tammie Carr. She attends St. Thomas the Apostle School.
•    Elizabeth Knight, daughter of Elkhart residents Robert and Nicole Knight. She is a sixth-grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School.
•    Veronica Lidy, daughter of Elkhart residents Steven and Joanna Lidy. She is a sixth-grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School.
•    Anna Marshall, daughter of Elkhart residents Chuck and Christy Marshall. She is a sixth-grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School.
•    Mia Replogle, daughter of Elkhart residents Laura and Jerry Replongle. She is a sixth-grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School.

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Zakas: Statement on State of the State Address

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"You could tell it was an emotional moment for the governor,” said State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger).

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Corrections Committee to Consider Proposal Co-Authored by Zakas Banning Synthetic Pot

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 10, 2011

A proposal co-authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) banning marijuana-like substances in Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the products will be considered by a Senate committee on Tuesday.

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Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Indiana's 2011 legislative session began today, and State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) said balancing the state budget and avoiding tax hikes will be top priorities for lawmakers.

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State Senator - District 11

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