Senators

Jean Leising

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Eric Perry
Phone: 317-232-9493
Email: Eric.Perry@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Jesse Cordray
Phone: 317-232-9498
Email: Jesse.Cordray@iga.in.gov

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2008 - present; 1988 -1996;
Senate Assistant Majority Whip, 1994 - 1996

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Agriculture, Chair
Natural Resources, Ranking Member
Commerce and Technology
Education and Career Development
Health and Provider Services
Utilities

Education

Sunman High School, 1966 Salutatorian
Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio - with Honors, 1969

Activities

Indiana Corn Growers Association, Past President, 1986
Indiana Farm Bureau, Member

Honors

Indiana Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year Award, 1984
Indiana Conservation Officers and Their Families’ Legislator of the Year Award, 1995
National Rifle Association’s Defender of Freedom Award, 1996
American Legion of Indiana’s Distinguished Public Service Award, 2009
Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighters Association’s Legislator of the Year Award, 2010
New Horizons Partnership Award, 2010
Developmental Services Inc. Paul Roahrig Memorial President’s Award, 2010
Family Health Services Award, 2011
Champion of Indiana’s Electric Cooperatives, 2013
Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund Award, 2013
Direct Support Professionals of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana’s Friend of the Industry Award, 2015
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Legislative Excellence Award, 2016
Indiana Family Institute’s 100 Percent Legislative Rating, 2017
Indiana Disability Rights’ Promoting the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Award, 2018

Occupation

Farm owner, travel agent, and retired nurse

Personal

Married: Frank Thompson; three children and eight grandchildren

Counties Served

Rush County, and portions of Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Ripley and Shelby counties

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) — Four rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 42 were recently awarded grant funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) —Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 42 rural communities, including three communities in Senate District 42, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding to support local businesses, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid 2021 internships

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative and policy offices during the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Local farms honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded more than $2.5 million in infrastructure funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 6, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 42 were recently awarded funds to improve local water infrastructure, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 24 rural communities across the state will receive more than $15.3 million in federal grant funding. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to serve as vice- chair of the agriculture and natural resources study committee

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2020) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. She will also serve on the: more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded COVID-19 response funding

Communities in Senate District 42 will be awarded funds through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $8.9 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $8.9 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Important COVID-19 update, resources for those impacted

It was recently announced that a member of our community tested positive for the novel coronavirus. I strongly encourage residents who have been impacted by this virus and the disease it creates, COVID-19, to use the information and resources below. more »

Leising set to file bills to address ILEARN scores and school accountability grades

In recent months, my office has received concerns from administrators, teachers, parents and students about our state’s educational standards and testing requirements – most specifically, the Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) and the accountability grades associated with the assessment. more »

Leising: Bill to require schools to teach cursive writing passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) – A bill amended by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would require Indiana schools to teach cursive writing today passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 18. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to update Indiana State Fair Commission passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would update the Indiana State Fair Commission recently passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available child fatality information passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 95 to 2. more »

Leising: Bill to update Indiana State Fair Commission passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would update the Indiana State Fair Commission recently passed the full Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate recently passed the House Committee on Ways and Means unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana recently passed the House Committee on Public Health unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help prevent opioid abuse passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help prevent opioid abuse in Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help eliminate harmful plants in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 18, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help eliminate harmful plants in Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help prevent opioid abuse passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help prevent opioid abuse in Indiana today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the Senate by a unanimous vote. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana passed the Senate today by a unanimous vote. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Statehouse Leaders Speak at Agriculture Ceremony

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch addressed Indiana farmers and members of the agriculture community during a National Agriculture Day ceremony at the Statehouse Tuesday, March 21. more »

Leising: Bill to Prevent Cervical Cancer Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) requiring the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to create a plan aimed at preventing and eliminating cervical cancer recently passed the Senate by a vote of 50-0. more »

Leising: Bill Requiring Joint Payment for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing Passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to change who pays for bovine tuberculosis testing passed the House of Representatives recently by a vote of 96-0. more »

Leising Honors Volunteer Firefighters

STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2017) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) sponsored a resolution to recognize volunteer firefighters in front of the full Senate this week. more »

Leising: Bill Requiring Joint Payment for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to change who pays for bovine tuberculosis testing passed the full Senate Tuesday, Feb. 21, by a vote of 44-4. more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participation in Indiana pre-K programs passed the full Senate today by a vote of 41-5. more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participants in Indiana pre-K programs passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Leising: Cursive Writing Bill Passes Full Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2017) – An education bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) passed the full Senate today. more »

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42

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State Senator - District 42

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