Erin Houchin

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
David Boyer
Phone: 317-232-9488

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Vos
Phone: 317-232-9539

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

survey results 2019


Indiana State Senate, 2014 - Present

Political Affiliation


Standing Committees

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

Governor Appointed

Indiana Commission for Women


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


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


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


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


Married, Dustin
Three children

Counties Served

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

Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

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

2019 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Houchin

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Erin Houchin

State Senator - District 47

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