Senators

Jeff Raatz

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant
Shelby Lamb
Phone: 317-233-0930
Email: Shelby.Lamb@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ross
Phone: 317-232-9498
Email: Lindsey.Ross@iga.in.gov

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 – Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Education and Career Development, Chair
Environmental Affairs
Tax and Fiscal Policy
School Funding Subcommittee

Education

Baker College of Muskegon, BA in Business
Indiana University, MA in Management

Activities

IU East Advisory Board and IU East Business Graduate Program, Member
Cross Power Ministries Board, Member

Military

U.S. Army

Occupation

Business Owner, Raatz LLC.

Personal

Wife: Lisa
Children: Samantha and Robyn 

Counties Served

Randolph, Wayne and Union counties and portions of Dearborn, Franklin and Fayette counties

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

Raatz: Bill to streamline required teacher trainings passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would streamline the trainings required of Indiana teachers today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to create graduation pathway tracking system passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would create a graduation pathway tracking system recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 7 to 2. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to create Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would establish the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program and Fund recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a bipartisan vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to extend Opioid Treatment Pilot Program passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would extend the Opioid Treatment Pilot Program today passed the Senate by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to streamline required teacher trainings passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would streamline the trainings required of Indiana teachers recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to expand tax credit for classroom supplies passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would expand the tax credit teachers can receive for buying classroom supplies recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to create tax credit for workforce education contributions passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) to create a tax credit for those who contribute to an Industry Credentialing Organization (ICO), a nonprofit that funds work-based learning for students, recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz presents Douglas Gerber with a Distinguished Hoosier Award

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) recently presented Douglas Gerber, Richmond cattle farmer and former president of the American Hereford Association (AHA), with a Distinguished Hoosier Award at the Indiana State Fair. more »

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Senate

A bill that would require schools to include interdisciplinary employability skills standards in their curriculum recently passed out of the Senate by a vote of 48-0, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Committee

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Committee more »

Raatz Honors East Central Football Team

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) presents Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 at the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 30. more »

Raatz: Computer Science Curriculum Bill Passes Senate

A bill that would require public and charter schools to offer students a computer science course as a one-semester elective at least once each school year recently passed out of the Senate by a vote of 48-1, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz Authors Bill for Computer Science Curriculum

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) has authored a bill that would require public and charter schools to offer high school students a computer science course as a one-semester elective at least once each school year. more »

Senate Republicans Detail 2018 Legislative Agenda

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

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) made the following statement regarding the Next Level Roads Plan: more »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to Serve on Study Committees

STATEHOUSE (June 29, 2017) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) will serve on the following study committees and commission during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2018 session of the General Assembly: more »

Raatz: Bill to Establish Opioid Abuse Treatment Pilot Program Moves to Governor

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) to establish an opioid abuse treatment program is now headed to the governor for final consideration. more »

Raatz: Bill to Establish Opioid Abuse Treatment Pilot Program Passes Senate, Moves to House

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2017) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) to establish an opioid abuse treatment program passed the Senate recently by a vote of 43-7. more »

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

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2018 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Raatz

2018 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Raatz

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

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