Senators

Erin Houchin

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
David Boyer
Phone: 317-232-9488
Email: David.Boyer@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Vos
Phone: 317-232-9539
Email: Elizabeth.Vos@iga.in.gov

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Tax & Fiscal Policy, Ranking Member
Commerce & Technology
Elections
Family & Children Services
Utilities

Governor Appointed

Indiana Commission for Women

Education

Indiana University, Bachelors Degree in Psychology
George Washington University, Masters in Political Management

Activities

9th District Chairwoman, Indiana Federation of Republican Women, 2013-2017
9th District Chairwoman, The Indiana Republican Party, 2009-2011
District Chairwoman and Statewide Membership Development Coordinator, Indiana Federation of Young Republicans,2008-2009
Vice-Chairwoman, Washington County Republican Central Committee, 2005-2012
County Coordinator for Governor Mitch Daniels, 2008
Indiana Commission for Women, Governor’s appointee, 2010-2013
District Co-director for John McCain, 2008

Honors

Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF), 2007 Class President
ILF Founder’s Award recipient, 2009
Women’s Campaign School, Yale University, 2008
Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series 2011-2012

Occupation

Consultant, January 2014 - August 2016
United States Senator Dan Coats, Southeast Indiana Regional Director, March 2011 - January 2014
Indiana Department of Child Services, Family Case Manager, 2001-2002 and 2004-2006
Community Alliance Promoting Education, Program Director, 2002-2004
New Hope Services, Family Preservation Worker, 2000
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Trainer, 2004-2006

Religious Affiliation

Mount Tabor Christian Church

Personal

Married, Dustin
Three children

Counties Served

Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County.

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

Houchin: Five rural broadband grants awarded in Senate District 47

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced five rural broadband projects were awarded grant funding to improve internet service in Senate District 47, as part of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. more »

Houchin: Local farms honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 consecutive years or more. more »

Houchin: Senate District 47 awarded COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (May 4, 2020) – Two communities in Senate District 47 will be awarded funds through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem). Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced an additional 49 rural communities across the state will receive a total of $8.8 million of the new federal grant funding. more »

Houchin: Washington County to receive more than $1.2 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has announced that Washington County and the town of New Pekin will receive grant funding to improve roads and bridges as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG). more »

Houchin: Orange County to receive more than $2.3 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has announced that Orange County and the towns of French Lick, West Baden Springs and Orleans will receive grant funding to improve roads and bridges as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG). more »

Houchin: Perry County to receive $1 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has announced that Perry County will receive grant funding to improve roads and bridges as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG). more »

Houchin: Dubois County to receive more than $1.2 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has announced that Dubois County and the town of Ferdinand will receive grant funding to improve roads and bridges as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG). more »

2020 Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today regarding the conclusion of the 2020 legislative session: more »

Houchin: Students with disabilities legislation approved by General Assembly

Houchin: Students with disabilities legislation approved by General Assembly

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2020) – Legislation authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities has unanimously passed both the Indiana State Senate and House of Representatives. Houchin filed the bill after she became aware that certain accommodations for students with disabilities were prohibited by the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) on portions of the state’s standardized annual assessments. more »

Houchin recognizes dyslexia among Hoosier youth

Houchin recognizes dyslexia among Hoosier youth

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) presents House Concurrent Resolution 40, which recognizes dyslexia among Hoosier youth, at the Statehouse Monday, Feb. 24. more »

Houchin honors Salem High School marching band

Houchin honors Salem High School marching band

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem, podium) presents Senate Resolution 35 at the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 20. SR 35 recognizes the 2019 Salem High School Marching Band for winning the Indiana State School Music Association Scholastic Class B State Final. more »

Houchin Honors Tammy Kemp, Urges Continued Recognition of Tammy's Law

Houchin Honors Tammy Kemp, Urges Continued Recognition of Tammy's Law

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem, podium) presents Senate Resolution 19 at the Statehouse Monday, February 10. SR 19 memorializes Tammy Kemp and urges the General Assembly to continue recognizing Senate Enrolled Act 392 from 2019 as Tammy’s Law. more »

Houchin: Bill to increase child services accountability passes Senate unanimously

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) to increase oversight and accountability for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) was recently approved by the State Senate with unanimous support. more »

Houchin: Students with disabilities legislation approved by committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2020) – Senate Bill 346, authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin: Senate Bill 345

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today regarding the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 345 out of the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services: more »

Houchin: Bill to extend the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses passes committee

Houchin: Bill to extend the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses passes committee

A bill that would extend the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today. State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) is an author on this legislation. more »

Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2020 State of the State address: more »

Houchin: Local communities receive $1.2 million in grant funding

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – The towns of Birdseye and Milltown, along with 19 other rural communities in Indiana, will receive more than $12.3 million in federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, said State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem). more »

Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin: Broadband Funding

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today regarding the governor’s announcement of an additional $6.3 million in funding for the first round of the Next Level Broadband program, bringing the total funding to $28.4 million. more »

Houchin: Bill to combat opioid epidemic ceremonially signed into law

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) — Senate Enrolled Act 141, authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) was ceremonially signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb. SEA 141 aims to combat the opioid epidemic by establishing modest regulations for Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) programs, which offer Suboxone as a treatment for opioid addiction. more »

Houchin’s child services bill signed into law

Senate Enrolled Act 1, authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) was ceremonially signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb. SEA 1 is a comprehensive Department of Child Services (DCS) bill aimed at improving support and assistance for vulnerable Hoosier children in the welfare system and their families. more »

Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today regarding the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session. more »

Houchin: Lawmakers to address public safety issues

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) today announced that she, along with other senators, authored legislation this session to help address public safety issues in Indiana. more »

Committee passes Houchin’s bill regarding juveniles charged with attempted murder

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced today that her legislation, Senate Bill 279, which would change when a youth could be tried in adult court, unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law. more »

Houchin: Local communities receive Broadband Readiness Pilot Grant

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced that English, in partnership with Marengo and Milltown, is one of the communities chosen to receive a Broadband Readiness Pilot Grant, said State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem). more »

Houchin: Bill to Require INSPECT System Check Signed by Governor

A bill authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) aimed at combatting the increasing drug epidemic in Indiana by reforming usage practices for Indiana's prescription drug monitoring system (INSPECT) was ceremonially signed into law today at Franciscan Health by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Senate Republicans Detail 2018 Legislative Agenda

Members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus today announced their agenda for the 2018 legislative session. more »

Houchin: DNA Collection Bill Headed to Governor

A bill authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) requiring DNA collection of individuals arrested for a felony passed the Indiana General Assembly and is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his final consideration. more »

Houchin: House to Consider Bill That Protects Victims of Domestic Abuse

Legislation allows victims of domestic abuse to separate from wireless services contracts shared with their abuser STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2017) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has authored legislation that will allow victims of domestic abuse to legally separate their cell phone plan from an abuser. more »

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

2020 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Houchin

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Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

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