Jim Tomes

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Phone: 800-382-9467
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200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49


Indiana State Senate, 2010 - present

Political Affiliation


Standing Committees

Veterans Affairs and the Military, Chair
Homeland Security and Transportation, Ranking Member
Local Government
Natural Resources


Mater Dei High School, Evansville
Ivy Tech Community College, associate’s degree


University of Southern Indiana Board of Advisors for the College of Nursing and Health Professions, member
2nd Amendment Patriots, director
Wadesville VFW Post 6576, member and former commander
Knights of St. John, member


Spc. 5th Class, U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran, 101st Airborne Division


National Rifle Association Grassroots Organization of the Year (2nd Amendment Patriots), 2000
State Senate Certificate of Appreciation, 2005
Distinguished Hoosier Award, 2006
Kentucky Colonel, 2010 


Former teamster, truck driver for 33 years and union steward for 21 years

Religious Affiliation

St. Wendel Catholic Church, Eucharistic Minister


Married: Margie Tomes
Children: Cherie, Lori and Nick
Four grandchildren

Counties Served

Posey County and portions of Vanderburgh County

Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49

Vanderburgh County farm honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Represented by State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) and State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville), the Herman Wortman farm in Vanderburgh County received Centennial and Sesquicentennial awards. more »

Tomes authors bill to keep drivers safe on Indiana roadways

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) recently filed a bill that would add certain requirements to automated vehicles to keep Hoosiers safe on our roadways. more »

Tomes: Applications open for Indiana Senate Page Program

The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2024 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville). more »

Tomes: General Assembly kicks off 2024 session

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the Indiana General Assembly. more »

COLUMN: Thanking our hard-working Americans

Monday, Sept. 4, marks the 129th year of our great nation celebrating Labor Day. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September a national holiday in recognition of the many contributions hard-working Americans have made to our country's strength and success. more »

Tomes, Hostettler: Titzer farm honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Area legislators are recognizing the latest local recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

Tomes speaks at Students for Life event

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) meets with high school students from around the state at the Students for Life Day event on Wednesday, March 8. more »

Sen. Tomes welcomes local students to Statehouse

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) recently welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in February. more »

State Sen. Jim Tomes Statement in regard to Senate Bill 12

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) made the following statement in regard to Senate Bill 12. 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 »

Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49

2024 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Tomes

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Jim Tomes

State Senator - District 49

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