Chris Garten

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467
or 317-232-9400

Legislative Assistant:
Katelyn Doering
Phone: 317-232-9490

Media Contact:
Ryan Kommes
Phone: 317-234-9133

Chris Garten

State Senator - District 45

survey results 2019


Indiana State Senate, 2018 - Present

Political Affiliation


Standing Committees

Commerce and Technology
Homeland Security and Transportation
Pensions and Labor
Veterans Affairs and the Military


Scottsburg High School
Indiana University Southeast


• Scott County Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President
• One Southern Indiana Advocacy Council, Board Member
• Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana, Board Member
• Indiana Builders Association, Board Member
• Indiana Farm Bureau, Member
• Scott County Public Defender, Board Member
• National Federation of Independent Business, Member
• Marine Corps League, Member
• Indiana Sheriffs Association Benefactor
• American Legion, Member
• Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Life Member
• National Rifle Association (NRA), Life Member
• Scottsburg Kiwanis Club
• Youth Baseball Coach (multiple organizations and ages)
• Youth Basketball Coach (multiple organizations and ages)


Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
Two tours in Iraq


• “James W. Robinson Young Professional of Year” 2017 Presented by One Southern Indiana

• “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Awarded by the Indiana Southeast Business Development Center

• “Highest Award for Achievement” Awarded by the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course

• “20 Under 40” Awarded by Southern Indiana Business Source

• “Small Business of the Year” 2014 & 2016 Awarded by Scott County Chamber of Commerce


Founder and President of Signature Countertops, Inc.

Religious Affiliation

Northside Christian Church


Married: Beth
Children: Hayden, Hudson, and Greyson

Counties Served

Jefferson County, Scott County, Switzerland County and portions of Clark and Jackson counties

Chris Garten

State Senator - District 45

State Sen. Chris Garten to host town hall meeting

State Sen. Chris Garten (R-Charlestown) will host a town hall meeting with State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library to discuss the 2019 legislative session. more »

Chris Garten

State Senator - District 45

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2018 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Garten

2018 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Garten

Chris Garten

State Senator - District 45

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