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House District 89
House District 89: Portions of Marion County
Public Health, Chair
Courts and Criminal Code
Government and Regulatory Reform
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401-2, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Occupation: Risk Manager, Franciscan St. Francis Health
State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer represents House District 89, which lies in the Eastern/Southeastern portion of central Marion County and includes parts of Warren, Franklin and Perry Townships.
The 119th General Assembly will mark Rep. Kirchhofer’s third term as representative, but she already has an established record of public service. She has served two terms as Chairperson of the Perry Township Government Board and Vice President of the Beech Grove Redevelopment Commission. She has also served on the Indiana Paralegal Association Board of Directors and the Marion County Citizens Police Complaint Board.
Rep. Kirchhofer received her Paralegal Certificate from IUPUI.
Her father was a veteran of the Korean War and her grandfather was a veteran of World War II. Additionally, many of her family members have served in the United States Army.
Rep. Kirchhofer and her husband, a full time firefighter, live in Beech Grove. She has one daughter, who received her Undergraduate Degree from Purdue in Psychology and Law and Society with a minor in Anthropology followed by a Master’s Degree from IU School of Social Work.
Rep. Kirchhofer consistently works on behalf of every part of her district. In 2012, she was named Farm Bureau's Marion County Legislator of the Year, and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year in 2014.
District 89 consists of a portion of eastern Marion County.
Women quietly do extraordinary things every day. To help recognize and celebrate the strength of Hoosier women, each year the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) identifies those who lead by example and help break down barriers to women’s full participation in society. As a member of the commission, I was honored to salute the eight outstanding recipients of the prestigious 2015 Torchbearer Award during a recent ceremony in Indianapolis. These women have overcome immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion.
This month, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is getting the word out about World Heart Day on Sept. 29, 2015. Together, with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, the school is hoping to promote the importance of improving heart health by creating the “Just One Thing Challenge”.
The Indiana General Assembly can only discuss and pass laws for a few months out of the year, but there are many benefits to having a part-time Legislature. The interim gives legislators more time to connect with our constituents which allows us to better represent our communities during the legislative session.
With June being National Safety Month, I started to reflect on how important public safety is to me and to our community. While public safety matters year-round, it is especially important during the summer months when children are on summer break and our community is more active overall.
As your representative, serving our community and improving quality of life for Hoosiers gives me great joy. While I always enjoy crafting and working on legislation that benefits our area, one of the things I look forward most in my role is being able to grow and encourage our state’s future leaders, especially young women.
The legislative session has come to an end, and I am proud of all that was accomplished to benefit Hoosier families. However, one of our greatest achievements this session was passing our state’s biennial budget. Every two years, the Legislature is given the task of reviewing our state’s finances and crafting a budget. For the House Republicans, our goal was to pass an honestly balanced budget, without increasing taxes on hardworking, while making strategic investments to areas like education and public safety as well. I am proud we were able to deliver on these promises.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) authored House Bill (HB) 1007, Domestic violence prevention and treatment, to support Indiana’s domestic violence programs. One of the priorities of the House Republican legislative agenda is to address some of the public safety concerns impacting Indiana, particularly in the area of domestic violence. The bill was co-authored by State Reps. Julie Olthoff and Dave Frizzell, HB 1007 passed unanimously out of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee today.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove), fellow legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse Thursday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) is presenting House Bill (HB) 1007, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment, to the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee on Wednesday, January 4 at 8:30 a.m. in room 156-A of the Indiana Statehouse. HB 1007 was coauthored by State Representative Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) and Chairman David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis).
STATEHOUSE- House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election.
STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) as the Vice Chairwoman of the Public Health Committee for the upcoming session. Committee chairs and caucus leaders are appointed biennially by the Speaker after each election.
STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was sworn into office at the Statehouse, marking the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Kirchhofer was re-elected to represent House District 89, which includes portions of Marion County.