Senators

Eric Koch

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Alexa Walden
Phone: 317-234-9425
Email: Alexa.Walden@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Kellyn Harrison
Phone: 317-232-9498
Email: Kellyn.Harrison@iga.in.gov

Eric Koch

State Senator - District 44


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2016 - Present
Indiana House of Representatives, 2002 - 2016

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Utilities, Chair
Commerce & Technology, Ranking Member
Judiciary, Ranking Member
Corrections & Criminal Law
Elections
Family and Children Services

Education

Georgetown University, B.S. (1987)
Indiana University School of Law, J.D. (1989)
Indiana University School of Law (Civil Mediation Certificate)
University of Idaho, College of Business and Economics (Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy Planning).
Southern Methodist University (Certificate, Community Bank Directors Program) 

Activities

Board of Governors, Society of Indiana Pioneers
Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Consumer Advisory Committee, Federal Communication Commission
Executive Committee of the National Council on Electricity Policy
Member, Indiana Public Defender Commission
Member, Indiana Supreme Court Innovation Initiative
Member, Indiana Commercial Courts Committee

National Conference of State Legislators

Co-chair, Energy Supply Task Force

Honors

Sagamore of the Wabash
Senator of the Year, Aviation Indiana (2020)
2019 Legislator of the Year, The Arc of Indiana (2020)
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business (2019)
Legislative Excellence Award, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (2018 & 2021)
Champion of Justice, Indiana Judges Association (2016)
National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (2016)
Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform, Tax Foundation (2015)
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association (2015)
Champion of Indiana’s Electric Cooperatives (2015)
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (2015)
Randall T. Shepard Award, Indiana Pro Bono Commission (2012)
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Telecommunications Association (2011)
Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District (2010)
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (2008)
President's Award, Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (2006 & 2008)
Legislative Leadership Award, Indiana Rural Health Association (2006)
Government Leadership Award, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce (2005)
Civil Air Patrol (2005)
Indiana Speech - Language - Hearing Association (2005)
Corporation for Educational Technology (2004)
Southern Indiana Drug Task Force (2004)
Kentucky Colonel (2004)

Occupation

Attorney

Religious Affiliation

Protestant

Personal

Wife: Connie
Three sons

Counties Served

Brown County, Lawrence County and parts of Bartholomew, Jackson and Monroe counties

Eric Koch

State Senator - District 44

Koch: $11.8 million in rural broadband grants awarded locally

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2022) — Rural broadband projects in Senate District 44 will receive a total of $11,816,775.70 to improve broadband connectivity through the third round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). more »

Koch: Communities in Senate District 44 receive nearly $4.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 44 will receive nearly $4.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). more »

State Sen. Eric Koch to co-host Cybersecurity Conversation for Brown and Monroe counties

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2022) — State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) will host a cybersecurity conversation on May 4 for Brown and Monroe counties with area legislators and the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT). more »

Koch: Local farms honored at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (April 5, 2022) – Area legislators today announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

State Sen. Eric Koch recognized by Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2022) — Alliance of Indiana Rural Water (AIRW) presented State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) with the Commitment to Rural Water Excellence award for his work to improve utilities in rural Indiana at their 2022 Spring Conference in French Lick. more »

Koch welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2022) – State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) welcomed Matthew Nasir, from Ellettsville, to the Statehouse who served as Senate page in February. more »

Sen. Koch welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2022) – State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) welcomed Aniket Singh, from Columbus to the Statehouse who served as a Senate page in February. more »

Columbus East High School graduate gains experience at Indiana Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2022) – Carolyn Travis is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2022 legislative session, said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). more »

Sen. Koch welcomes local students to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2022) – State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Koch: Passes Resolution Honoring Judge Najam

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2022) — State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 at the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 24 to honor retiring Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr. more »

Prosecutors Recognize State Sen. Eric Koch

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2022) — The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) recently recognized State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) with a Legislative Excellence Award for 2021. more »

Koch: Safety Improvements Coming to State Road 58

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2021) — A community concern surrounding State Road (SR) 58 near Bedford North Lawrence High School has prompted a positive response from state officials. more »

Koch: General Assembly kicks off 2022 session

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 16, 2021) — State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the Indiana General Assembly. 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 »

Koch: Rural broadband bills passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Eric Koch, that would request the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications to study the potential to use existing electric company infrastructure to provide high-speed broadband in rural areas recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Sen. Koch named Legislator of the Year by The Arc of Indiana

The Arc of Indiana recently named State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) as its 2019 Legislator of the Year. more »

Statement from State Sen. Eric Koch

State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) made the following statement today on the governor’s announcement of an additional $6.3 million in Next Level Broadband grants for three projects, bringing the total funding awarded this year to $28.4 million for 14 broadband expansion projects across the state: more »

Koch to Chair Senate Committee on Judiciary

State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to chair the Senate Committee on Judiciary for the 2020 legislative session. more »

Koch: Cursive Writing Bill Signed by Governor

STATEHOUSE (April 26, 2017) —An education bill authored by State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) to survey Indiana schools about cursive writing recently passed the General Assembly with strong bipartisan support and was signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Senate Republicans Conclude 2017 Session with Passage of Key Priorities

STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2017) ― The Indiana Senate concluded the 2017 legislative session today, completing work on a variety of key legislative priorities. “I applaud the Senate’s efforts to deliver on the priorities we laid out at the beginning of this session,” Long said. more »

Koch: Bill To Expand Access To 529 Education Signed by Governor

Senate Enrolled Act 412, authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), has been signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb after passing the Senate and House of Representatives. more »

Koch: Drone Bill Headed To Governor’s Desk

Senate Enrolled Act 299, authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his final consideration after passing the Indiana General Assembly. more »

Koch: Regulatory Relief Bill Passes the Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2017) – Hoosier small businesses would see regulatory relief under a bill authored by State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) that passed the Indiana Senate recently by a 46 to 3 vote. more »

Eric Koch

State Senator - District 44

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State Senator - District 44

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