Senators

Joe Zakas

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Katelyn Doering
Phone: 317-232-9490

Media Contact:
Paige Pearson
Phone: 317-232-7184

Joe Zakas

Majority Floor Leader Emeritus

State Senator - District 11


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1982 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Civil Law, Ranking Member
Judiciary
Insurance and Financial Institutions

Education

University of Illinois (B.A.)
University of Notre Dame (M.B.A.), (J.D.)

Activities

Indiana State Bar Association
St. Joseph County Bar Association
Advisory Board Member, Indiana
University South Bend
REAL Services, Board of Directors

Honors

Legislator of the Year, Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI)

Occupation

Attorney, Thorne Grodnik LLP

Religious Affiliation

C

Counties Served

Portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties

Joe Zakas

Majority Floor Leader Emeritus

State Senator - District 11

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Zakas: Bill Helping Police Officers Exposed to Communicable Diseases Could Soon Be Law

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2018) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) recently passed the Senate 49-0. House Enrolled Act 1244 would ensure law enforcement officers are provided health protections when exposed to blood and bodily fluids while performing their official duties. more »

Sen. Zakas: Bill to Close Sex Offender Registry Loophole Passes House of Representatives

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2018) – Senate Enrolled Act 60, authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger), passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 95 – 0. SEA 60 previously passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. more »

Zakas: St. Joseph High School Baseball Team Honored by General Assembly

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2018) — The Indiana General Assembly recently honored the St. Joseph High School baseball team with Senate Concurrent Resolution 16, authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger), on their 2017 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Class 3A state championship at Victory Field in Indianapolis on June, 17, 2017. more »

Penn-Harris-Madison Achievements Honored by General Assembly

The Indiana General Assembly has honored the outstanding achievements from the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation (PHM). Three resolutions authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) recognized PHM Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker, the Penn High School girls soccer team, and director of bands Glenn Northern for their recent accomplishments. more »

State Sen. Zakas: Bill to Close Sex Offender Registry Loophole Passes Senate

State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) said a bill he has authored to close a loophole in Indiana’s sex offender registry law passed the State Senate. The vote on Senate Bill 60 was 49-0. more »

Zakas: Governor Signs Adoption Bill

STATEHOUSE (April 25, 2017) – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed Senate Enrolled Act 332, which is aimed at improving state adoption laws. Authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger), the bill would disallow the use of other states’ laws to establish paternity as a way to circumvent Indiana statutes. more »

Zakas: Notre Dame Anniversary Recognized

The Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 57 today, which honors the 175th anniversary of the founding of the University of Notre Dame. more »

Zakas: Bill Increases Oversight of Sex Offenders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2017) – Senate Bill 38 passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 39-7 today. Authored by State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger), the bill would require sex offenders who are released from prison on lifetime parole to wear a GPS monitoring device, subject to a risk assessment test. more »

Sens. Zakas and Mishler Congratulate Local Basketball Team

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2017) – State Sens. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) and Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) recently sponsored Senate Concurrent Resolution 37 congratulating the Saint Joseph High School Girls’ Basketball Team on their Class 3A state championship. more »

Joe Zakas

State Senator - District 11

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2018 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Zakas

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Joe Zakas

State Senator - District 11

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