Cindy Ziemke

Cindy Ziemke

Representative | District 55

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Phone: 317-232-9815

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h55@iga.in.gov

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Zach Weismiller

Phone: 317-234-9024

Email: zach.weismiller@iga.in.gov

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I am honored to represent House District 55 and am humbled to serve in the 119th General Assembly. It is my goal to represent the concerns and ideas that are important to our community. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me. It is imperative that we work together to help Indiana remain on the current path of fiscal integrity and economic growth.

If you are interested in receiving information about issues in the state government affecting our community or want to learn more information about what I am currently working on, please do not hesitate to email me at h55@in.gov. I encourage you to sign up for our emailing list which will enable you to receive communication providing details on the major issues of session. I look forward to helping answer any questions you may have about state government and this year’s legislative session.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or thoughts.

Sincerely,

Cindy Ziemke
State Representative
House District 55

Indiana House of Representatives: 2012-Present

Committees:

  • Family, Children and Human Affairs (Vice Chair)
  • Courts and Criminal Code
  • Select Committee on Government Reduction

Occupation: Small business owner, Brau Haus Restaurant

State Representative Cindy Ziemke knows that perseverance and dedication are needed to succeed in today's world. She grew up on her family's farm in Hamburg, Ind. and quickly learned hard work and the value of a dollar.

She took these lessons and started her own small business, the Brau Haus restaurant in Oldenburg. Brau Haus serves a mixture of authentic German cuisine and American favorites. Aside from her restaurant being a successful business, it is also what makes Rep. Ziemke ready to serve her district well. She understands what it takes to create jobs, make payroll and deliver a quality product.

Rep. Ziemke is a member of several organizations in her community including the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Batesville Chamber of Commerce. She also attends the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Rep. Ziemke has two grown children and lives with her husband Tim in Batesville.

House District 55:  Portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Decatur and Ripley

Honoring a local veteran within our community

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, May 22, 2015

Every year, countless Hoosiers spend Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. Whether it was relaxing by the pool, going to a park or just enjoying the outdoors, it is important to remember the true meaning of the holiday—to reflect and honor those men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to their country. As your state

Looking back on a successful legislative session

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, May 8, 2015

It is hard to believe that the 2015 legislative session has come to a close. While each day at the Statehouse presented new challenges, I enjoyed working together with my colleagues and am proud of all that we accomplished for our community and state. However, our greatest accomplishment and the most important bill the General Assembly passed this session

Supporting Hoosier teachers

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, April 10, 2015

House Republicans have made great strides to improve and invest in the quality of Indiana’s education system, ensuring that Hoosier children can succeed in the future. In order for them to be prepared, it is important that we support not only students in the classroom, but also Indiana’s hard working teachers. That is why I was proud to support

Preventing drug overdoses in Indiana

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, March 27, 2015

One of the top issues we pledged to address this session is public safety. Overall, our goal is to make every community in Indiana a better place live, work and raise a family. Unfortunately, a growing public safety concern, not just for Indiana but the nation as well, is opioid overdose. While every drug has the potential to be misused and abused, the

Protecting Indiana’s most vulnerable

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, March 13, 2015

One of my main priorities each legislative session is to address the public safety issues facing our community and state. Working towards this goal, I was proud to support Indiana’s budget bill, House Bill (HB) 1001, which invests in the safety and security of all Hoosiers. Specifically, the budget that passed out of the House includes additional

Rep. Ziemke congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, March 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) congratulates the Kreuzman family from Franklin County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who have owned and operated the same farm for

[r55] COLUMN: State budget bill passes House

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

State budget bill passes House We have officially reached the halfway point of the 2015 legislative session. With several critical deadlines behind us, I am proud of what has been accomplished thus far and that many of the bills we passed will have a positive impact in Southeast Indiana. Over the next couple of months, I look forward to reviewing and

[r55] COLUMN: Assisting victims of domestic violence

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, February 13, 2015

Assisting victims of domestic violence Domestic violence can happen to any person at any time. It is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power over an intimate partner, and affects people of any race, age, gender, socioeconomic background or education level. This serious issue has no boundaries and continues to affect

[r55] COLUMN: Suits and Sneakers Challenge at the Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, January 30, 2015

Suits and Sneakers Challenge at the Statehouse According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, over 35,000 Hoosiers were diagnosed with cancer, and of those, 13,000 lost their lives to the disease. Whether it directly affects our families, friends or neighbors, cancer has a profound impact in all of our lives, and in order to fight this terrible

[r55] COLUMN: Session is in full swing at the Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, January 16, 2015

Session is in full swing at the Statehouse The 2015 legislative session is officially underway, and the Statehouse is alive with energy. The first few weeks of session are always an exciting time for legislators. We are meeting with our constituents, serving on our assigned committees and reviewing legislation that comes across our desk. In fact, the

[r55] COLUMN: Staying connected throughout session

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, January 2, 2015

Staying connected throughout session The holiday season has ended, and with the New Year comes a fresh start and great anticipation. Whether you resolved to eat healthier, volunteer to help others or spend more time with your family, many of us set personal goals that we hope to achieve throughout the year. For state lawmakers, this time of year is busy as

[r55] COLUMN: House page program accepting applications for 2015 session

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, December 19, 2014

House page program accepting applications for 2015 session The holidays are upon us which can be a busy time of the year. Throughout the nation, families are decorating their homes, buying groceries for that holiday meal and some are purchasing those last minute gifts from local stores. As Hoosiers make their final preparations for Christmas Day, for state

[r55] COLUMN: Being prepared for the winter months (12/5/2014)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Start Date: 12/5/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/5/2014Being prepared for the winter months Last year, Indiana had one of the harshest winters in recorded history. All across the state, schools, businesses and even our legislative operations were halted due to the record-breaking low temperatures as well as the ice and snowfall that created dangerous

[r55] COLUMN: Being thankful and giving back this Holiday Season (11/21/2014)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Start Date: 11/21/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/21/2014Being thankful and giving back this Holiday Season In a few days, most of us will be at home enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and afterwards, maybe watching a football game or if you have kids, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” In Batesville, I will be relaxing with my family

[r55] Rep. Ziemke recognized as a Small Business Champion (11/19/2014)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Start Date: 11/19/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2014STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was honored with the Small Business Champion Award by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 17 for her hard work and dedication to improving Indiana’s small business community. “I am humbled to be recognized by

[r55] Rep. Ziemke sworn in, supports charity on Organization Day (11/18/2014)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Start Date: 11/18/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/18/2014STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse on Organization Day for the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight newly elected Republicans, were sworn in by Chief

[r55] COLUMN: Focusing on our local schools (11/7/2014)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Start Date: 11/7/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/7/2014Focusing on our local schools I recently had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Jim Roberts, superintendent of the Batesville Community School Corporation to discuss Indiana’s education system. Meeting education leaders and listening to their concerns is the first step towards addressing the

[r55] COLUMN: Remaining accountable to students, parents and teachers (10/24/2014)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Start Date: 10/24/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/24/2014Remaining accountable to students, parents and teachers Education is the key to our state’s future success. Whether it was enacting the most successful school voucher program in the country or increasing our investment in education, the House Republicans remain committed to strengthening

[r55] COLUMN: Become a House of Representatives intern (9/26/2014)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Start Date: 9/26/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/26/2014Become a House of Representatives intern Relevant work experience can make all the difference when you are working towards the next step in your career. There are multiple ways students can achieve their goals including earning their degree. Real-work experience is always a great way to supplement

[r55] COLUMN: Thanking a hero within our community (9/12/2014)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Start Date: 9/12/2014 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 9/12/2014 End Time: 4:00 PMThanking a hero within our community The moratorium of September 11th has passed, bringing forward a variety of emotions and memories. On that day, I remember being with my family and praying for our nation as we all suffered through the tragic events that unfolded. Eventually

[r55] COLUMN: Why safety always comes first (9/2/2014)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Start Date: 9/2/2014 Start Time: 9:30 AMEnd Date: 9/2/2014 End Time: 9:30 AMWhy safety always comes first As a small business owner, I understand that security and employee satisfaction play an important role in creating a successful work environment. When employees feel safe and secure, it shows in their attitude and benefits the workplace as a whole. This

[r55] COLUMN: Taking pride in Indiana's agricultural heritage (8/15/2014)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Start Date: 8/15/2014 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Date: 8/15/2014 End Time: 1:00 PM Taking pride in Indiana’s agricultural heritage As some of you may know, I come from a very large family. I am one of the youngest of nine children and have fond memories of all of us growing up and working on our family farm. As a child I was not always aware

[r55] COLUMN: Encouraging Hoosiers to visit the Indiana State Fair (8/1/2014)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Start Date: 8/1/2014 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 8/1/2014 End Time: 8:30 AMEncouraging Hoosiers to visit the Indiana State Fair It’s amazing how fast summer has flown by. I cannot believe that all the county fairs have come to an end, and the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year is right around the corner. But, even though our local fairs are over,

[r55] Improving Indiana's infrastructure (7/18/2014)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Start Date: 7/18/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/18/2014 Improving Indiana’s infrastructure It is always a happy time when my family visits, especially to celebrate a wedding. I recently played hostess for my niece and her wedding party when she was looking for somewhere to hold her rehearsal dinner. I absolutely enjoy when

[r55] COLUMN: New laws benefiting Hoosier families (7/7/2014)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Start Date: 7/7/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/7/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMNew laws benefiting Hoosier families The beginning of July has taken on new meaning since I first began serving as your state representative. Not only does it signify the start of a new month, it also represents when many new laws take effect in Indiana. As a continuous advocate for

[r55] COLUMN: Family fun at summer festivals (6/20/2014)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Start Date: 6/20/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/20/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMFamily fun at summer festivals One of the most vivid memories I have from childhood is cleaning my father’s school bus. My dad, Pete Meyer, was proud of his occupation as a school bus driver and took pride in his bus. My dad would have each of us kids help sweep, scrub and

[r55] Supporting small businesses (6/6/2014)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Start Date: 6/6/2014 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 6/6/2014 End Time: 8:30 AMSupporting small businesses If you drove by my house on any given day, there is a good chance you would see me mowing my lawn. As odd as it may seem, lawn mowing is passion of mine. It’s where I do my best praying, gather my deepest thoughts and the reason I continuously

[r55] Honoring our EMS Professionals (5/23/2014)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Start Date: 5/23/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/23/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMHonoring our EMS Professionals I hope in one way or another every Hoosier found a way to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week which honors our EMS personnel and the work they do. This year was particularly special, as it celebrated Indiana’s 40th year of

[r93] Growing vegetables and the economy in Connersville (5/9/2014)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Start Date: 5/9/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 5/9/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Growing vegetables and the economy in Connersville Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a ground breaking ceremony for Lifeline Farms in Connersville. Joined by leaders in our community, the ceremony marked the beginning of construction for the large scale

[r55] The importance of early childhood education (4/25/2014)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Start Date: 4/25/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/25/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMThe importance of early childhood education I was so pleased to hear that the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) named the Southeastern Indiana YMCA of Ripley County as one of the 30 organizations to receive an Early Childhood Education Matching Grant. The

[r55] The Importance of Protecting Hoosier Children (4/11/2014)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Start Date: 4/11/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/11/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMThe Importance of Protecting Hoosier Children Now that the 2014 legislative session has come and gone, I have been enjoying spending time in my district. But this week, I went to the Statehouse for the bill signing of legislation that I co-authored, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1036.

[55] Hoosier Farmers: Indiana Heroes (3/28/2014)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Start Date: 3/28/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMHoosier Farmers: Indiana Heroes Many in our community know that farming is not just a profession; it is a lifestyle. Agriculture in Indiana is a large and diverse industry that plays a vital role in the economic stability of our state. Many of our neighbors, friends and families

[r55] Hoosier farmers: Indiana Heroes (3/28/2014)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Start Date: 3/28/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMHoosier Farmers: Indiana Heroes Many in our community know that farming is not just a profession; it is a lifestyle. Agriculture in Indiana is a large and diverse industry that plays a vital role in the economic stability of our state. Many of our neighbors, friends and families

Successful Finish to the 2014 Legislative Session (3/14/2014)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Start Date: 3/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 3/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM My second session as your state representative has come to a close, and I would like to sincerely thank our community for allowing me the honor of being your voice at the Statehouse. We came together and addressed many key issues that are important to Hoosiers

Focusing through the final weeks (3/7/2014)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Start Date: 3/7/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 3/7/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM March is one of my favorite months. Not only does it bring about the beginning of spring, but it also means we get to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and the season of Lent. Daylight saving time also begins Sunday, so make sure to ‘spring forward’ by an

Rep. Ziemke supports child wheelchair reimbursement (3/3/2014)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Start Date: 3/3/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 3/3/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – Senate Bill (SB) 397 co-sponsored by State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) passed out of the House today and will now go back to the Senate. SB 397 requires the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning to reimburse nursing facilities for

Honoring New Horizons (2/28/2014)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Start Date: 2/28/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 2/28/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Throughout session, I have described the process of how a bill becomes a law by going through first, second and third reading in the House and Senate, and passing with a majority vote. These bills go through the legislative process for the specific purpose of becoming

Opportunities Abound (2/21/2014)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Start Date: 2/21/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 2/21/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Earning a degree or a certification from a higher education institution is crucial to succeed in today’s workforce, but a traditional, 4-year degree isn’t for everyone. Our state offers a wide selection of nationally acclaimed public and private

Great Legislation (2/14/2014)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Start Date: 2/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 2/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM We are officially done with the first week of the second half of the 2014 legislative session. We have sent more than 140 House bills to the Senate for their consideration, ranging from economic development to education to government reform and everything in between.

Improving Indiana's adoption process (2/8/2014)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Start Date: 2/8/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 2/8/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM We have reached the halfway point of the 2014 Indiana legislative session, which hardly seems possible. We only have about five more weeks to complete our legislative goals, meaning that we will need to power through and continue focusing on issues of importance. All

Families First (1/24/2014)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Start Date: 1/24/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/24/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM The 2014 legislative session is now in full swing. With our second week complete and the bill filing deadline now past, our schedules are filled with committee meetings, session, informational panels and other legislative activities. As the vice chair of the

The Work of the Home (1/24/2014)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Start Date: 1/24/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/24/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM A long time ago, I heard the saying ‘the work of the home is love made visible.’ I don’t know who originally said it, but that message touched me. I grew up in a farmhouse as one of 9 kids. My parents worked hard night and day to make sure we

Rep. Ziemke supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/23/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday in support of the Suits and Sneakers challenge to help raise awareness about cancer and the importance that nutrition and

[r55] Opportunities at the Statehouse (1/3/2014)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Start Date: 1/3/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 1/3/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMThe 2014 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly has officially begun! This is my second session as your state representative, and I could not be more excited to head back to the Statehouse and address issues impacting our community. During the next couple months my

[r55] Pay it Forward (12/13/2013)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Start Date: 12/13/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/13/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMOver the last couple months, I made a point to look through local newspapers for stories about people or organizations that went out of their way to share of their time, talent or resources even though the holiday season wasn’t upon them. I want to say thank you to these

Bringing Innovation to our Community (12/13/2013)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Start Date: 12/13/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/13/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Earlier this year, experts in medical and health science education reported the possibility of a multi-institutional and inter-professional campus in Southwestern Indiana. Our area’s renowned hospitals, highly ranked educational institutions and community support

[r55] Our Contributions to Culture (11/27/2013)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Start Date: 11/27/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/27/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to join the union, making this year our state’s 197th birthday. Knowing Indiana’s history is important as it allows us to truly understand the significance of our rich past and appreciate the cultural

Local educator named Principal of the Year (11/27/2013)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Start Date: 11/27/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/27/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) is pleased to announce that Holland Elementary School Principal Mike Caywood has been named Elementary Principal of the year by the Indiana Association of School Principals. “We need more educators like

[r55] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and other legislators, staff and state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse.

[r55] Let the Festivities Begin (11/15/2013)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Start Date: 11/15/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/15/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Indiana and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge my duties as a member of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of

[r55] Honoring our Veterans (11/1/2013)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Start Date: 11/1/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/1/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM It is important to think about and really reflect on the sacrifices men and women of our country make to keep the rest of us safe every day. The courage and valor demonstrated by those serving in the armed forces deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. The freedoms and

[r55] Great Ideas (10/18/2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Start Date: 10/18/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/18/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM A few months ago, I wrote a column focusing on the Indiana Career Council, highlighting how it will help Hoosiers gain employment matching their skills and expertise by aligning educational institutions’ curriculum with what skills employers say they need. Here in our

[r55] Happy 5th Anniversary, Greensburg Honda! (10/4/2013)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Start Date: 10/4/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM October of 2008 was a pretty exciting time for our area. A little more than a year after breaking ground, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) opened its doors in Greensburg and began mass production of the Honda Civic Sedan. Eventually adding the Honda Civic Natural Gas

[r55] Great News for BCSC (9/20/2013)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Start Date: 9/20/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/20/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Batesville schools received some pretty exciting news recently, and they all deserve a round of applause. With the release of the ISTEP+ scores, we learned that the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) is No. 6 in the state for the percentage of students passing both

[r55] Trendsetters (9/6/2013)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Start Date: 9/6/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/6/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM The stereotypical image of Indiana as a myriad of fields and farms might be fairly accurate, but most people don’t realize that Hoosiers are actually trendsetters in many ways. The whole nation seems to be watching us for the next big announcement, probably because we have

[r55] Locally Grown Ideas (8/23/2013)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Start Date: 8/23/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/23/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Every law starts with a problem in need of a solution. Ideas from Hoosiers, like you, inspire lawmakers with ways to make Indiana a safer, more productive environment for our communities. Everyone has a different perspective on how to make things better and by sharing that

[r55] Career Council - Working for Hoosiers (8/9/2013)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Start Date: 8/9/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/9/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM In my last column, I focused on kids going back to school – how parents and teachers can work together to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and personal growth. Going beyond that, how do we help kids – and adults – when they’re older and ready to

[r55] Rep. Ziemke congratulates local families on longstanding farms (8/7/2013)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Start Date: 8/7/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) congratulates the Caldwell, Schumacker, Kessler, Maley, Mobley and Eddelman families for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at

[r55] The future president (7/25/2013)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Start Date: 7/25/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/25/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Where did the summer go? It hardly seems possible that kids are already preparing to go back to school – trading in their pool noodles for new pencils, binders and notebooks and gearing up for another year of education that will shape their futures. I know I’ve said

[r55] Rep. Ziemke willing to sponsor students for $3,000 scholarship opportunity (7/19/2013)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Start Date: 7/19/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/19/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) is pleased to announce the opening of the 16th annual National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association (NFWL/NRA) Bill of Rights Scholarship Contest. Female high school juniors and

[r55] The biggest little German festival (7/12/2013)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Start Date: 7/12/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/12/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM This summer is packed full of great events celebrating our area’s rich heritage. Connersville’s Bicentennial was just a couple weeks ago, highlighting 200 years of growth and prosperity. I was honored to be a part of many of the events and thoroughly enjoyed seeing so

[r55] Rep. Ziemke congratulates Batesville High School on academic success (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/21/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) is pleased to congratulate Batesville High School for being in the top 30 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

[r55] Lazy Summer Days (6/14/2013)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Start Date: 6/14/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/14/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMTechnically summer doesn't start until June 21, but around here we've considered it summer since the school year ended and the first 80 degree day hit. Summer is the time of year where people can truly relax and enjoy the warm weather and companionship of friends and family. High

[r55] My first report card (5/30/2013)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Start Date: 5/30/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/30/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMFive hundred and ninety-two votes were taken during the 2013 legislative session in the House. That means that 592 times, we (legislators) publically cast our vote on the issue at hand, representing both our view of the issue and the voices of all of our constituents. Each and

[r55] Memorable days in May (5/17/2013)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Start Date: 5/17/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/17/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMThe month of May has many important days for Hoosiers, but one stands out above all the rest. I’m talking, of course, about race day! I’m sure most of you have May 26th marked on your calendar as a day of friends, fun and most importantly the Indy 500. Batesville and

[r55] Back home again in Batesville (5/3/2013)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Start Date: 5/3/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/3/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMFollowing the hustle and bustle of Indianapolis, I must say that it has been nice to be home this past week. Session is an exciting process to be a part of, but for now, I am just going to enjoy the fact that I can be at my restaurant more often to talk to the folks I represent at

[r55] Sine Die: End of the Beginning (4/30/2013)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Start Date: 4/30/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/30/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Sine Die: End of the Beginning After the jubilation and cheers rang out through the House Chamber and the shouts of “Sine Die!” subdued, I took some time to reflect back on my first session as a state representative. This is not a job I take lightly as our community

[r55] The end is near (4/19/2013)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Start Date: 4/19/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/19/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM The end is near Time sure does fly when you’re having fun at the Statehouse. It is hard to believe I started my first session as a freshmen legislator only four months ago and it is already coming to a close. By the end of this month, session will be over and it will be

[r55] Connersville resident receives high-status WorkOne Achievement Award (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Connersville resident receives high-status WorkOne Achievement Award STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) congratulates James Rhoads from Connersville for receiving the WorkOne Achievement Award. In a ceremony Tuesday, 12 Hoosier companies and 12

[r55] Oh SNAP! Fight hunger (4/12/2013)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Start Date: 4/12/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/12/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Oh SNAP! Fight hunger Did you know one in six Hoosiers don’t know where their next meal is coming from? To combat this serious problem, the Legislature promoted hunger awareness this session and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, a state association of food banks affiliated

[r55] All about the kids (4/5/2013)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Start Date: 4/5/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/5/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM All about the kids One of the most rewarding aspects of being a legislator is seeing the positive impact legislation has on Hoosiers. It is truly a collaborative effort – Republicans and Democrats – to make a real difference and craft sound legislation. Every bill is

[r55] Reps. Frye, Ziemke honor Greensburg State Championship Team (4/4/2013)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Start Date: 4/4/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Reps. Frye, Ziemke honor Greensburg State Championship Team STATEHOUSE—State Representatives Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) honored the Greensburg High School men’s basketball team today with a resolution in honor of their victory in the Class

[r55] Rural Caucus: A Learning Experience (3/28/2013)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Start Date: 3/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Rural Caucus: A Learning Experience Being a legislator is a lot like being a student. Classes, reviews and tests can be compared to our committee meetings and session where we learn new information, discuss it and then vote. Between committee and session our time as

[r55] Celebrating 200 Years (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Celebrating 200 Years Ensuring that a special moment will forever be memorialized in the history of our state’s government is a very special privilege reserved for legislators. In honor of the 200th birthday of the city of Connersville, Senate Concurrent Resolution 36 was

[r55] Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) congratulates the Moore-Dudgeon-Meyers family from Rush County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and

[r55] Doing Our Best (3/15/2013)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Start Date: 3/15/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/15/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Doing Our Best Each week when I sit down to think of a topic to write about, my first instinct is to mentally go back through the past week and find the ideas that would interest you the most. Generally, I come to the conclusion that there are too many things to write about, and

[r55] Rep. Ziemke welcomes local schools to the Statehouse (3/12/2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Start Date: 3/12/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/12/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Ziemke welcomes local schools to the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) were pleased to host students from Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception and St. Mary’s Catholic School Monday

[r55] Education - The Key to Success (3/8/2013)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Start Date: 3/8/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/8/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Education – The Key to Success Last week, I wrote about the Department of Child Services and how they are focusing on ways to improve the lives of children and families. Investing in K-12 education and providing a safe environment for Hoosier children to learn is another

[r55] A New Era of Protection for Children (3/1/2013)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Start Date: 3/1/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/1/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM A New Era of Protection for Children So far, my first session as a legislator has been one new learning experience after another. More research, discussion and debate go into every law than I realized was possible. My role as the vice chairman of the Family, Children and Human

[r55] Rep. Ziemke thanks National FFA Organization (2/18/2013)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Start Date: 2/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/18/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Rep. Ziemke thanks National FFA Organization STATEHOUSE - State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was pleased to see students from the National FFA Organization visit today during session to kick off National FFA week, celebrating more than 80 years of service. The

[r55] FFA: The True Future of Indiana (2/15/2013)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Start Date: 2/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM FFA: The True Future of Indiana In honor of National FFA Week, I would like to highlight the thousands of young agriculture enthusiasts who are the future of the agriculture industry in our country. Sometimes we forget that young people are the upcoming leaders of our great

[r55] Filling Hoosiers with more than words (2/8/2013)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Start Date: 2/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/8/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Filling Hoosiers with more than words When you think of danger, the first thing that probably comes to mind is being in the wrong place at the wrong time or the possibility of imminent physical harm. For most of us, our first thoughts are not typically ‘will my kids have

[r55] Laws and the Weather (2/1/2013)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Start Date: 2/1/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 2/1/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Laws and the Weather As many Hoosiers say, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a couple minutes and it will change.” Last week was the perfect example of this, considering that in two days the temperature dropped more than 40 degrees, going from spring-like

[r55] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse Monday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight

[r55] Education, doorway to opportunity (1/25/2013)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Start Date: 1/25/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 1/25/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Education, doorway to opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 was an historic day for our state. Governor Pence gave his first State of the State address, delivered in the House Chamber to all Indiana legislators, officials and residents, formally announcing his goals for his first

[r55]New Roles and Responsibilities (1/18/2013)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Start Date: 1/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/18/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMNew Roles and Responsibilities What an exciting time to be at the Statehouse! This session is shaping up to be a productive and busy time for the Legislature. With the bill filing deadline passed, a new governor inaugurated and 24 freshmen House members sworn in, there is a

[r55]How a Bill Becomes a Law (1/11/2013 - 1/12/2013)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Start Date: 1/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMHow a Bill Becomes a Law For many of us, what we learned in high school government is a distant memory. The intricacies of the legal system and the process for how a bill becomes a law are not top priorities in our busy lives. We all know the basic functions of government and

[r55] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/3/2013)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Start Date: 1/3/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/3/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “This program

Rep. Knollman Speaks on Completion of 2012 Legislative Session (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012 All Day End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE— “My last legislative session could not have been more productive or positive; the amount of work we were able to pass is going to be historic for our state and district. Being the first representative elected from Union County since 1930, I am especially proud to have had

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Rep. Ziemke supports ICADV on Organization Day.
Rep. Ziemke poses for a picture with three student pages on the House floor, including her niece, Mary Catherine (second from the right), and Leo and Sally Dilts.