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Ed Charbonneau

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

Legislative Assistant:
Evan Brumbaugh
Phone: 317-232-9494
Email: Evan.Brumbaugh@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Emma Balzer
Phone: 317-232-7184
Email: Emma.Balzer@iga.in.gov

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Ed Charbonneau

State Senator - District 5


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2007 - present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Health & Provider Services, Chair
Appropriations
Rules and Legislative Procedure
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Education

Wabash College, Crawfordsville
Loyola University, Chicago, IL (MBA)
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX (JD)
(Licensed to practice in Indiana, Texas and Pennsylvania, Federal District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States)

Activities

Chairman, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus
Chairman, Council of State Governments – Midwest
Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored (POPULAR) 2011 mid-year integrity award recipient
Board Member, Opportunity Enterprises
President, Home Field Advantage Foundation
Former Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, The Methodist Hospitals, Inc.
Former Board Vice Chairman, The Methodist Hospitals, Inc.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Indiana Forum
Former head of government and community affairs, U.S. Steel
Former member of the Indiana State Ethics Commission
Former Board Chairman, Porter County United Way
Former Board Chairman, Lake County United Way
Former Executive Board Member of the Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council
Former Board Chairman, Tradewinds Rehabilitation Center
Former Board of Trustees member, Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
Former member of the Indiana Steel Industry Advisory Commission
Sagamore of the Wabash award recipient
Tradewinds Rehabilitation Center Sempre Vivum award recipient
ABATE of Indiana, Region 2 Member

Military

United States Army Reserves, 1966-1972

Occupation

Attorney

Personal

Wife: Sharon
Two children; seven grandchildren

Counties Served

Pulaski and White counties, and portions of Jasper and Porter counties

Ed Charbonneau

State Senator - District 5

Sen. Charbonneau welcomes local students to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2024) – State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Charbonneau: Hebron High School graduate gains experience at Indiana Statehouse

Charbonneau: Hebron High School graduate gains experience at Indiana Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2024) – Jacob Stewart is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2024 legislative session, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Bill to address child care access and affordability passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2024) — A Senate Republican priority bill authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) that would make child care more accessible and affordable for Hoosier families passed the Senate with bipartisan support today. more »

Charbonneau: Clarifying updated Medicaid initiatives

The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) recently announced their updated initiatives to help ensure Medicaid can continue providing Hoosiers with quality health care access. more »

Charbonneau authoring bill to address child care access and affordability

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2024) — State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) joined Senate Republican leadership and other members of the Senate today to announce the caucus's 2024 legislative priorities, including a bill authored by Charbonneau to make child care more accessible and affordable for Hoosier families. more »

Statement from State Sen. Ed Charbonneau

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2024 State of the State address: more »

Brown, Charbonneau detail bill addressing changes in health care

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2024) – State Sens. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) and Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) today detailed Senate Bill 132, which introduces various changes to insurance and health care administration with three goals: increasing access to health care services, increasing transparency in those health care services and reducing overall health regulations. more »

Charbonneau: Valparaiso University students speak on mental health services for first responders

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2023) — A group of undergraduate students from Valparaiso University presented their research on mental health services for first responders to the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services Wednesday, Oct. 18. more »

Charbonneau: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid internships

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2023) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2024 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Lowering health care costs for Hoosiers

This task force will conduct a comprehensive review of Indiana's high health care costs in a number of ways, including examining the market share of Indiana's hospital and insurance space and hearing testimony from national experts and major stakeholders with extensive knowledge in this field. As we work toward a data-driven solution to lowering the price of high-quality health care, our state remains wholly committed to improving health care accessibility and affordability for Hoosiers. more »

Charbonneau: Local businesses receive 2023 Governor's Century Business Awards

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 10, 2023) — Three local businesses were honored for their longstanding dedication to their communities at the 2023 Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 9, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Ensuring sustainable Medicaid coverage for Hoosiers

Medicaid is the primary federal- and state-funded program providing comprehensive health care coverage to more than one in five low-income Americans nationwide. In fact, as of June 2023, 20% of Indiana's population is covered by Medicaid. more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to chair public health study committee

STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2023) — State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) will serve as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2024 legislative session. more »

Charbonneau: Bill to modernize public health services in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2023) – A bill authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) that would help modernize Indiana's public health services passed the Senate today by a vote of 41 – 7. more »

Statement from State Sen. Ed Charbonneau

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2023 State of the State address: more »

Charbonneau to chair Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2022) – State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) has been reappointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve as chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services for the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Charbonneau: Communities in Senate District 5 receive more than $1.9 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 5 will receive more than $1.9 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Applications available for Indiana Senate Page Program

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 1, 2022) — The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2023 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: General Assembly kicks off 2023 session

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2022) — State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) today gathered with fellow legislators at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Charbonneau: Valparaiso schools receive Blue Ribbon distinction

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently designated two schools in Valparaiso as 2022 Blue Ribbon Schools, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2023 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to vice chair public health study committee

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2023 legislative session. more »

Statement from State Sen. Ed Charbonneau

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) made the following statement today regarding the passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski more »

Charbonneau's bill enabling responsible end of public health emergency passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) that would responsibly enable the end of the governor's public health emergency passed out of the Senate today by a vote of 34 to 11. more »

Charbonneau: Local businesses honored with Governor's Half Century Business Award

This week, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday that over 100 businesses received the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Award, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to chair interim health committee

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparasio) will serve as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2022 legislative session. more »

Indiana Senate Republicans urge IU to rescind mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy

Members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus today sent a letter to Indiana University President Michael McRobbie urging the University to reconsider and rescind the policy mandating all students and staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine. more »

Charbonneau: Local farms honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) recently announced two locally owned farms received the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

Charbonneau's telehealth expansion bill passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) that would expand telehealth in Indiana recently passed out of the Senate with unanimous support. more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to vice-chair study committee

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. more »

Charbonneau: Four County awarded $4 million grant to support local mental health services

Four County, the designated community mental health center for Cass, Miami, Fulton and Pulaski counties, was recently awarded a $4 million grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Expansion grant, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Towns of Hebron and LaCrosse awarded COVID-19 response funding

Two local towns will receive funding through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Communities in Senate District 5 receive more than $8 million in road-funding grants

Communities in Senate District 5 will receive more than $8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Sen. Charbonneau welcomes local students to Statehouse

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) welcomed the following students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in February. more »

Charbonneau: Gov. Holcomb proclaims Sept. 7 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day

This year, Hoosiers will celebrate Sept. 7 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Indiana, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: State leaders announce youth-based vaping prevention and cessation initiative

Gov. Eric Holcomb today announced a three-prong strategy to reduce vaping among Hoosier youth, said State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). more »

Charbonneau: Gov. Holcomb signs bills to improve Indiana’s water

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) today joined Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse for the ceremonial signing of Senate Enrolled Act 4 and House Enrolled Act 1406. more »

Charbonneau: Gov. Holcomb signs bill to establish Perinatal Navigator Program

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) today joined Gov. Eric Holcomb for the ceremonial signing of House Enrolled Act 1007. more »

Bill Authored by Sen. Charbonneau Signed by Governor

Senate Enrolled Act 360, authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso), was signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Charbonneau: Gov. Holcomb Signs Water Infrastructure Legislation

Several water-related bills authored and sponsored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) were ceremonially signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau to Serve as Chairman of Health and Human Services Study Committee

STATEHOUSE (June 29, 2017) — State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as the Chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services, and the Compliance Advisory Panel during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2018 session of the General Assembly. He has also been appointed to serve on the following study committees and authority: more »

Charbonneau: Water Infrastructure Assistance Fund Bill Moves to Governor

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) to establish the Infrastructure Assistance Fund is now headed to the governor for final consideration. more »

Ed Charbonneau

State Senator - District 5

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