Senators

Andy Zay

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant:
Kate Semmler
Phone: 317-234-9441
Email: Kate.Semmler@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Quinton Hayes
Phone: 317-232-9425
Email: Quinton.Hayes@iga.in.gov

Andy Zay

State Senator - District 17

 

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2016 – present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Insurance & Financial Institutions, Ranking Member

Appropriations
Environmental Affairs

Education

Indiana University

Activities

Regional Board of Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana

Occupation

Owner, Zay Leasing & Rentals, Inc.

Personal

Wife: Cindy
Children: Joe (wife Ashtyne), Corinne, Rees, Meredith and Isaac

Counties Served

Wabash County and portions of Grant, Huntington and Whitley counties

Andy Zay

State Senator - District 17

Give flexibility to CARES Act funding

Congress and the United States Department of the Treasury need to clarify the CARES Act guidelines so states can freely use funding for rural broadband. Flexibility granted from the federal level should empower our governor to act and fund for broadband improvements. more »

Support for the Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association

The Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association (IMPPA) recently sent me a letter in hopes of garnering support for their efforts to attain $90 million in CARES Act funding for expansion purposes. more »

Expand rural broadband to improve Hoosier health

When we were faced with going virtual in March, our lives became more reliant on the internet and technology. Some recent numbers on Hoosiers' use of telehealth show just how important connectivity has become. more »

Zay: Rural broadband grants awarded to local companies

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 8, 2020) — Three local rural broadband projects were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Helping Small Businesses

Indiana's 520,000 small businesses play a critical role in our state's economy, and according to the Small Business Administration, they employ 44% of Hoosier workers. Similarly, small businesses account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. more »

Time to get Main Street moving again

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives to varying degrees, but our Hoosier-owned small businesses have been disproportionately harmed. more »

Zay recognized by American Conservative Union Foundation

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), recently recognized State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) with its Award for Conservative Excellence based on his votes in the Indiana General Assembly. more »

State Sen. Andy Zay to serve on study committees 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2020) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications, the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance, and the Midwestern Higher Education Commission during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. more »

Zay: Indiana Principal Leadership Institute advisory board meets

STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2020) – The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI) recently held an advisory board meeting to discuss the director’s budget report, the Indiana New Administrator Leadership Institute report and future IPLI advisory board meetings, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: IEERB report shows increase in teacher pay

STATEHOUSE (June 9, 2020) – The Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB) recently released its annual report on Indiana teacher pay, which shows it increased significantly last school year, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: 2020 Golden Hoosier Award nominations open

STATEHOUSE (May 5, 2020) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, recently announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Golden Hoosier Award, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Senate District 17 communities awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 17 will be awarded additional funds through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 49 rural communities across the state received the new federal grant funding. more »

Zay: Town of North Manchester awarded COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2020) — North Manchester was awarded funds through the newly established COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Whitley County communities receive more than $2.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Several Whitley County communities will receive more than $2.5 million combined to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Senate District 17 communities in Wabash County receive more than $800,000 in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — La Fontaine and North Manchester in Wabash County will receive more than $800,000 combined to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Huntington County communities receive more than $1.2 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Huntington County communities in Senate District 17 will receive more than $1.2 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Grant County and city of Marion to receive more than $730,000 in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Grant County and Marion will receive more than $730,000 combined to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Huntington County bridge construction projects scheduled

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2020) – The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced that a bridge deck replacement on S.R. 105 and bridge maintenance over the Wabash River on S.R. 9 in Huntington County are scheduled to begin in early to mid-April and conclude around mid-November, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Portion of S.R. 205 to close in Whitley County

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2020) – The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced that a culvert replacement is scheduled for S.R. 205 from Wolf Road to Washington Road in Whitley County, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Small business assistance in response to COVID-19

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2020) – Gov. Holcomb announced this week that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Available resources for COVID-19

The state of Indiana and several Hoosier businesses are actively working to combat the issues that this pandemic is creating. As COVID-19 continues to spread, it is important to receive information from credible sources. Below are some useful resources to help citizens navigate through this challenging time. more »

IUPUI student gained experience at Indiana Statehouse

Wily Ariste served as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2020 legislative session. more »

Zay: Local artists among winners of 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Contest

Two local artists were recently honored at the Statehouse for being among the winners of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Contest. more »

Zay: CarePortal celebrates first year in Indiana

Indiana's CarePortal pilot program recently celebrated its first year of operation. more »

Zay: Wabash County receives three grants

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced three communities in Wabash County have been awarded more than $500,000 to fund local improvement projects through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the Quick Impact Placebased Grant (QuIP), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Town of Andrews receives grant for stormwater improvements

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced the town of Andrews, in Huntington County, will receive $600,000 in grant funding to improve its local stormwater systems, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Columbia City receives grant for water improvements

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced Columbia City in Whitley County will receive $700,000 in grant funding to improve its local wastewater and drinking water systems, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Bill to support school resources for all students passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow Indiana to capture potentially millions of federal dollars to go toward schools in our state passed the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 28. more »

Zay appointed to Senate Committee on Appropriations

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 6, 2019) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve on the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 2020 Indiana General Assembly. more »

Zay: Bill to include Indiana as member of nurse licensure compact

Zay: Bill to include Indiana as member of nurse licensure compact

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) today joined Gov. Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse for the ceremonial signing of House Enrolled Act 1344. more »

Zay: Northeast Marion County sees early success with CarePortal

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2019) — The CarePortal, which aims to connect children and families to resources with the goal of keeping children out of the foster care system, has been implemented in seven churches across northeast Marion County, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay to attend Educator/Center of Influence Tour

STATEHOUSE (June 19, 2019) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will attend a tour of U.S. Army facilities today, June 19, through June 20 in San Antonio, Texas. more »

Zay: State legislators and Employers’ Forum of Indiana discuss rising health care costs

STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2019) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and members of the Indiana General Assembly recently met with the Employers’ Forum of Indiana to discuss the rising health care costs across the state. more »

Zay: Community Harvest Food Bank awarded Duke Energy grant

STATEHOUSE (June 4, 2019) — The Duke Energy Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to fund Community Harvest Food Bank’s Huntington Farm Wagon program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay honors top educators at 2019 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

STATEHOUSE (May 17, 2019) – Manchester University President Dr. David McFadden and Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann recently joined State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) to honor local educators during the 2019 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at Manchester University. more »

Zay: Bill to connect vulnerable children to resources passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) — A bipartisan bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), Senate Bill 365, that would address the Indiana Department of Child Services’ (DCS) skyrocketing caseload and escalating costs to maintain the agency recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Zay: Bill to help curb county jail overcrowding passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) — A bill sponsored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help curb the overcrowding issues facing many county jails in Indiana recently passed the full Senate by a vote of 46 to 2. more »

Zay: Local communities receive more than $3 million for road construction projects

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) — Communities in and around Senate District 17 will receive more than $3 million for local road and bridge upgrades, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington). more »

Zay: Bill to help address nursing shortage in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help address the nursing shortage in Indiana passed the Senate by a vote of 48 to 1. more »

Zay: Bill to provide reimbursement for healthcare services in schools passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 28, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow the Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services (FSSA) to apply to amend the state’s Medicaid plan to provide reimbursement for healthcare services provided in school-based health centers recently passed the Senate by a vote of 37 to 12. more »

Zay: Bill to connect vulnerable children to resources passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — A bipartisan bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), Senate Bill 365, that would address the Indiana Department of Child Services’ (DCS) skyrocketing caseloads and escalating costs to maintain the agency passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Zay: Bill to connect vulnerable children to resources passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), Senate Bill 365, that would provide the necessary funding to pilot a child welfare program in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services by a vote of 5 to 2. more »

Zay: Bill to Require DCS to Provide Information with School Officials Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2018) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would encourage the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to share information on a child’s case plan with the child’s school corporation recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Zay: Bill to Allow More Foster Children in Homes and Families Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2018) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) to increase the number of foster children allowed in a foster home recently passed the Senate by a vote of 49-0. more »

State Sen. Andy Zay to Serve on Study Committees

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

Sen. Zay’s Bill Helping Foster Care Children Obtain a Driver’s License Goes to Governor

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) to help foster care children obtain a driver’s license will now move to the governor for final consideration. more »

Zay Authors Resolution Honoring E.J. Tackett

Zay Authors Resolution Honoring E.J. Tackett

ZAY AUTHORS RESOLUTION HONORING E.J. TACKETT: State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington, far right) honors E.J. Tackett (second from right) with Senate Concurrent Resolution 31 in front of the full Senate Monday, March 13. SCR 31 recognized Tackett for being named the 2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year. more »

Zay’s First Bill Passes Full Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help foster care children unanimously passed the Senate this week by a vote of 49-0. more »

Andy Zay

State Senator - District 17

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Andy Zay

State Senator - District 17

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