Jim Tomes

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

Legislative Assistant:
Walter Aleksic
Phone: 317-232-9414

Media Contact:
Samantha Deese
Phone: 317-234-9133

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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

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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

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State Senator - District 49

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