Senators

Carlin Yoder

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Dalton Thieneman
Phone: 317-232-9984

Carlin Yoder

State Senator - District 12

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2008 - present 

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair
Education and Career Development, R.M.
Utilities

Education

B.A., Indiana University, South Bend

Activities

Member: Sugar Grove Church

Occupation

District Director for Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)
Owner, Danceworks Academy

Religious Affiliation

Christian

Personal

Married: Jayme
Four Children, Caitlin, Logan, Moise and Quinn

Counties Served

Portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko counties

Carlin Yoder

State Senator - District 12

Sen. Yoder to Serve on Education, Transportation Interim Committees

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education. The committee will examine the potential impact and future costs of Indiana’s preschool pilot program, which was approved during the 2014 session. “We need to take a closer look at the more»

Yoder, Culver Create North Central Indiana Caucus

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Thursday, June 5, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 5, 2014) – State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) and State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) have created an informal bipartisan caucus, which will focus on economic issues that affect North Central Indiana. The caucus will represent five counties including St. Joseph, Kosciusko, Elkhart, LaGrange and Marshall. These five counties were more»

Our Changing Workforce

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Friday, May 16, 2014

Technology has changed the workforce. Postsecondary job training and education have quickly become essential to career success. Indiana’s employer-friendly policies and low taxes attract businesses from around the world and bring jobs to Hoosier communities. Since 2009, Indiana has added the 10th-most private sector jobs in the nation and the more»

Yoder to Chair Child Services Oversight Committee

Posted by: Hillary Cherry  | Thursday, May 15, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2014) – Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) has been appointed as chair of the Child Services Oversight Committee, which aims to improve the status of Hoosier children. “Throughout my two-year term as chairman, I look forward to assessing the quality of child services in our state and making necessary improvements,” Yoder more»

Sens. Steele, Yoder: Senate Approves Proposal to Protect Constitutional Rights to Hunt, Fish

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2013) – Legislation authored by Sens. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) and Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) to protect Hoosiers’ rights to hunt, fish and farm passed the full Senate today by a 38-10 vote. Senate Joint Resolution 7 is a proposal to amend Indiana’s constitution to guarantee residents the right to hunt, fish, harvest more»

Senate Proposal to Protect Constitutional Rights to Hunt, Fish Passes Committee

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

An initiative authored by State Sens. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) and Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) to protect Hoosiers’ rights to hunt and fish passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources today.

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Senate Proposal to Protect Constitutional Rights to Hunt, Fish Passes Committee

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Monday, February 4, 2013

An initiative authored by State Sens. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) and Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) to protect Hoosiers’ rights to hunt and fish passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources today.

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Sen. Yoder’s Anti-Meth Bill Unanimously Passes Senate Corrections Committee

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

State Sen. Carlin Yoder’s (R-Middlebury) bill to further strengthen anti-meth laws across Indiana passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today by a vote of 10-0.

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Statement from Sen. Yoder

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

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) made the following statement regarding Gov. Pence’s State of the State Address.

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Sens. Holdman, Yoder Introduce Legislation to Protect Hoosier Children

Posted by: Tracy Lytwyn  | Thursday, January 17, 2013

State Sens. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) today announced the introduction of several bills to protect children and families involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services.

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Sen. Yoder Works to Strengthen Anti-Meth Legislation, Legislation Protects Consumer Access to Popular Nonprescription Medicines

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, January 16, 2013

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) announced he has authored legislation that would arm law enforcement officials and retailers with new tools to combat methamphetamine crime around the state.

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[s12] Sen. Yoder: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

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

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) 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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[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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[s12] Sen. Carlin Yoder Praised for Voting Record

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today praised State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) for his outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 99.5 percent.

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[s12] What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) 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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[s12] Tuesday Marks 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, August 6, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) encourages northern Indiana residents to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.

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[s12] Sen. Yoder Applauds Forest River Expansion

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Tuesday, July 17, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) made the following statement today regarding Forest River’s announcement of plans to expand in Elkhart County:

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[s12] Sen. Yoder Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) received a 92 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in their annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s12] Sen. Yoder Appointed Chair of Natural Resources Study Committee

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Monday, July 9, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today announced his appointment of State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) as chairman of the Natural Resources Study Committee.

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[s12] Yoder: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Evan Eikenberry  | Friday, April 20, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) congratulated Goshen Community Schools for being awarded an Excellence in Performance grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[12] Sen. Yoder Welcomes Local Student Pages to Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, March 16, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) recently welcomed Garrett McClain, Jake McClain and Curtis Nisly to the Statehouse as Senate pages.

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[12] Statement from State Sen. Carlin Yoder on the Conclusion of the Legislative Session

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, March 12, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) made the following statement regarding today’s adjournment of the 2012 legislative session and conclusion of the 117th General Assembly.  

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[12] Statement from State Sen. Carlin Yoder on the Conclusion of the Legislative Session

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Saturday, March 10, 2012

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) made the following statement regarding today’s
adjournment of the 2012 legislative session and conclusion of the 117th General Assembly.  

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Northeast lawmakers call for more transparency in school corporation spending

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

State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) are working to increase transparency in school corporation spending.

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[12] Yoder: Goshen Graduate Serves as Senate Intern

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Goshen High School graduate Mark Meadows is interning at the Statehouse during the 2012 legislative session. He is a son of George and Elizabeth Meadows of Goshen.

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Yoder: Statement on State of the State Address

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

“I have had the pleasure of working under the Daniels administration since coming into office,” said State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury).

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Senate Committee to Consider Yoder's Proposal Lifting Indiana's 'Death Tax'

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 31, 2011

A key committee on Tuesday will consider State Sen. Carlin Yoder's proposal eliminating Indiana's inheritance tax.

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Yoder Helps Lead Lawmakers in Honoring 'Band of Brothers' World War II Hero

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 31, 2011

His commanding officer was shot down and in the chaos of parachuting in, he found himself unarmed. More than 90 percent of his men were unaccounted for as the battled raged.

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Area Students Visit Statehouse, Serve as Pages for State Sen. Carlin Yoder

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, January 28, 2011

Area students recently visited the Statehouse and served as legislative pages for State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury).

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Yoder: Senate supports strengthening voyeurism law, bill moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 24, 2011

Senate lawmakers voted 42-8 today to strengthen Indiana's voyeurism law by prohibiting criminals from taking inappropriate photographs or video of unsuspecting Hoosiers in public places, according to State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury).

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Senate Approves Proposal Banning Synthetic Marijuana Products in State, Bill Moves to House

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a 47-0 vote today approved a bill banning synthetic marijuana products across Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the substances.

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance the budget, consider Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate Republicans said 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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Area students serve as pages for Sen. Carlin Yoder

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

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • David Teunissen, son of David and Maureen Teunissen and a student at Northridge Middle School; and
  • Nicholas Forbes, son of Lisa Forbes and a student at Northridge Middle School.
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Middlebury lawmaker works to eliminate inheritance income tax

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

Indiana's tax on inheritance income - also known as the death tax -  could be lifted if a proposal co-authored by State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) becomes law.

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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. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) said lawmakers' priorities are passing a balanced budget and avoiding tax hikes on hardworking Hoosiers.

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Yoder Files Right-to-Work Proposal

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 3, 2011

State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) today filed a legislative proposal aimed at attracting more jobs to Indiana by removing a barrier that prevents many national employers from even considering a move to the Hoosier state.

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[s12] Yoder: Middlebury Little League team to be honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, January 11, 2010

Little League baseball players from Middlebury will be honored by State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) and his fellow lawmakers on Tuesday for the team's accomplishments at the Junior League World Series last season.

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