Senators

Jean Leising

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Mark Wasky
Phone: 317-234-9054

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42

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Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2008-present; 1988-1996; Senate Assistant Majority Whip, 1994-1996

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Environmental Affairs, R.M.
Education & Career Development
Health & Provider Services (Chair, Provider Services Subcommittee)
Utilities

Education

Sunman High School, 1966 Salutatorian
Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio - with Honors, 1969

Activities

Indiana Corn Growers Association, Past President, 1986
Indiana Farm Bureau, Member

Honors

Indiana Farm Bureau – Legislator of the Year, 2013

Indiana Manufacturers Association – 100% Award for Legislative Excellence, 2013

Champion of Indiana’s Electric Cooperatives – Unmatched Leadership & Steadfast Support of Indiana’s Electric Cooperation, 2013

Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund – Leadership Enhancing Educational Opportunities, 2013

Developmental Services, Inc. – Paul Roahrig Memorial President’s Award, 2010
New Horizons – New Horizons Partnership Award, 2010
Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association - Legislator of the Year, 2010
American Legion of Indiana - Distinguished Public Service Award, 2009
National Rifle Association - Defenders of Freedom Award, 1996
National Federation of Independent Business - Guardian of Small Business Award, 1996
National Association for Home Care - Legislator of the Year, 1996
Indiana Conservation Offices - Legislator of the Year, 1995
Presenter of the 1994 Contract With America
Indiana Farm Bureau - Woman of the Year, 1984

Occupation

Farm owner, travel agent, and retired nurse

Personal

Married: Frank Thompson; three children and eight grandchildren

Counties Served

Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Ripley, Rush, Shelby

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42

PHOTO: Sen. Leising honored with legislative award

Posted by: Sen. Jean Leising  | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2014) — Sen. Leising honored with legislative award: State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) is named 2013 Legislator of the Year by members of Indiana Farm Bureau for her hard work and dedication to improving Indiana’s agricultural community. Farm Bureau officials honored Leising for her commitment to Senate Enrolled Act 319, more»

COLUMN: State Sen. Jean Leising

Posted by: Jean Leising  | Friday, December 20, 2013

For many Americans, the federal Affordable Care Act remains a mystery. The new Healthcare.gov website appears to be improving, yet confusion regarding enrollment deadlines and provider options is widespread. Whether or not you like the idea of federal health care, it is important to be equipped with the facts to sufficiently plan for your family’s health care needs.

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Sen. Leising Honors City of Connersville for Bicentennial Birthday

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today, State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) led the Senate in honoring the City of Connersville for its 200th birthday with Senate Concurrent Resolution 36.

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Sen. Leising’s Soil Productivity Legislation Signed into Law

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gov. Mike Pence showed his support of Indiana agriculture today by signing Senate Enrolled Act 319.

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House Approves Leising’s Bill to Prevent $57 Million Farm Tax Increase

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 18, 2013

A bill by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to prevent an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Indiana farmers is headed to the governor’s desk after being approved 97-0 by the Indiana House of Representatives today.

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Sen. Leising’s Bill to Prevent Nearly $60 Million Farm Tax Increase Gets Fast Tracked by General Assembly

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Monday, February 11, 2013

A bill by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to prevent an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Indiana farmers may be the first piece of legislation approved by the full General Assembly during the 2013 session.

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Sen. Jean Leising’s Cursive Writing Bill Passes Senate, Advances to House of Representatives

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The full Senate today approved State Sen. Jean Leising’s (R-Oldenburg) legislation to require cursive writing and reading in Indiana elementary school curriculum. Senate Bill 120 passed by a 36-13 vote.

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Senate Approves Sen. Jean Leising’s Bill to Provide ‘Common Sense’ Relief for Rural Residents

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

The full Senate today approved State Sen. Jean Leising’s (R-Oldenburg) legislation to exempt some Indiana residents from being forced to join regional sewer districts. Senate Bill 204 passed by a 40-9 vote.

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Sen. Leising: Bill Preventing Nearly $60 Million Tax Increase Passes Senate

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The full Senate today approved State Sen. Jean Leising’s (R-Oldenburg) legislation to prevent an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Indiana farmers.

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Sen. Jean Leising Recognizes Catholic Schools’ Achievements in Indiana

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) today honored the important role Catholic schools play in Indiana’s education system with a Senate Resolution recognizing National Catholic Schools week.

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