For the Press

News Media Inquiries:

Senate Majority Communications Office
Indiana Senate, Statehouse
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Molly Swigart, Communications Director
Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (Martinsville), SD 37

Andy Bruner, Policy Director

Campbell Ricci, Deputy Policy Director


Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
Sen. Michael Crider (Greenfield), SD 28
Sen. Jean Leising (Oldenburg), SD 42
Sen. Chip Perfect (Lawrenceburg), SD 43
Sen. Jeff Raatz (Centerville), SD 27
Sen. Victoria Spartz (Noblesville), SD 20
SD 18

Rita Davison, Press Secretary
Sen. Liz Brown (Fort Wayne), SD 15
Sen. Justin Busch (Fort Wayne), SD 16
Sen. Sue Glick (LaGrange), SD 13
Sen. Travis Holdman (Markle), SD 19
Sen. Dennis Kruse (Auburn), SD 14
Sen. Andy Zay (Huntington), SD 17

Laura Hauersperger, Press Secretary
Sen. Ron Alting (Lafayette), SD 22
Sen. Eric Bassler (Washington), SD 39
Sen. Phil Boots (Crawfordsville), SD 23
Sen. Brian Buchanan (Lebanon), SD 7
Sen. Jon Ford (Terre Haute), SD 38
Sen. Mark Messmer (Jasper), SD 48

Ryan Kommes, Press Secretary
Sen. Vaneta Becker (Evansville), SD 50
Sen. Chris Garten (Charlestown), SD 45
Sen. Ron Grooms (Jeffersonville), SD 46
Sen. Eric Koch (Bedford), SD 44
Sen. Jack E. Sandlin (Indianapolis), SD 36
Sen. Jim Tomes (Wadesville), SD 49

Paige Pearson, Press Secretary
Sen. Mike Bohacek (Michiana Shores), SD 8
Sen. Ed Charbonneau (Valparaiso), SD 5
Sen. Blake Doriot (Syracuse), SD 12
Sen. Ryan Mishler (Bremen), SD 9
Sen. Rick Niemeyer (Lowell), SD 6
Sen. Linda Rogers (Granger), SD 11

Charlie Tinkle, Press Secretary
Sen. Jim Buck (Kokomo), SD 21
Sen. John Crane (Avon), SD 24
Sen. Aaron Freeman (Indianapolis), SD 32
Sen. Mike Gaskill (Pendleton), SD 26
Sen. Jim Merritt (Indianapolis), SD 31
Sen. John Ruckelshaus (Indianapolis), SD 30

Elizabeth Vos, Press Secretary & Digital Communications Specialist
Sen. Erin Houchin (Salem), SD 47
Sen. Greg Walker (Columbus), SD 41
Sen. R. Michael Young (Indianapolis), SD 35

Deb Mohr, Technology Specialist


Senate Media Protocol:

Members of the media must show proper credentials - either issued by an employer or by the state - to the Senate doorkeepers to be granted access into the Senate Chamber. Media members are provided a designated area in the back of the Senate Chamber for audio/video recording and note taking.

Mobile devices must be set to silent, and phone calls should not be taken while on the Senate floor. 

The Senate lounge, located outside the Senate Chamber, is restricted to legislators and employees. All others must have special permission to access the Senate lounge. 

Directions and Parking:

The Indiana Statehouse is located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Washington Street. Paid parking is available on the streets and in garages near the government center.

Statehouse Address:
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 

Public entry to the Statehouse is available at the following locations:
East Door Entrance
West Door Entrance (ADA accessible)

Visitors will be required to pass through metal detectors prior to entrance. All bags and packages are subject to inspection and X-ray.

Click here for a map of downtown Indianapolis surrounding the Indiana Statehouse.