Martin Carbaugh

Martin Carbaugh

Representative | District 81

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9643

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h81@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Jessica Baker

Phone: 317-232-9805

Email: jessica.baker@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

I am honored to be representing House District 81 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.

My hope is that during my time as your state representative, I will have the opportunity to meet and address the concerns of many people in our district. Of course, I always appreciate input from our community concerning issues and legislation that affect our area. Your feedback helps guide my efforts in the Statehouse.

If you are interested in receiving information about issues in state government affecting our community, I encourage you to email me at h81@in.gov and sign-up for my e-newsletters. You will receive communication providing details on major issues of session as well as updates on what is going on in the district.

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

Sincerely,

Martin Carbaugh
State Representative
House District 81

Indiana House of Representatives: 2012-Present

House District 81: The northwestern portion of Fort Wayne

House Standing Committees:

  • Insurance (Chair)
  • Employment, Labor and Pensions
  • Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

Interim Study Committees:

  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Pension Management Oversight

Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: 317-232-9643

Education: Studied at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Occupation: Financial Planner at TradeWell Tax & Financial, LLC

Representative Martin Carbaugh is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne making him the perfect man to represent his community. He has been an elected Precinct Committeeman in Allen County and is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the National Federation of Independent Business. His district includes a portion of central Allen County as well as the northwestern portion of Fort Wayne.

For more than 14 years, Rep. Carbaugh has helped business owners and families plan for their financial futures and he wants to use his experience to help Indiana continue on a fiscally conservative track. A top priority is to create and bring jobs to Indiana by concentrating on reducing regulations in Indiana that hinder workforce progress and supporting a competitive tax code.

Rep. Carbaugh and his wife Sally have two daughters, Katelyn and Grace. In his free time he volunteers with Junior Achievement to teach students basic financial knowledge. He is a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church. He enjoys working with constituents from his area to secure a positive future for House District 81 as well as Indiana.

House District 81 consists of Washington Township and a portion of Wayne Township in Allen County, located in north eastern Indiana.

Carbaugh: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Allen County and four local communities received more than $3.2 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne). This year, Carbaugh supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will

Carbaugh to chair Insurance summer study committee

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Carbaugh to chair Insurance summer study committeeState Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) will be serving as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and

Carbaugh earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, May 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 12, 2016) — State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation. Carbaugh’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in

Rep. Carbaugh welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) – State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Nicholas Meyer, from Fort Wayne, attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School; and Max Simcox, from Fort Wayne, attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. As a House page, these participants toured government

Carbaugh: House passes bill to target meth cooks

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Martin Carbaugh’s (R-Fort Wayne) bill to combat Indiana’s growing meth problem. If enacted, House Bill 1211, would allow meth manufacturers to be charged with a Level 4 or Level 6 felony when meth lab accidents cause property damage. “According to

Carbaugh: House passes resolution calling for a review of adoption barriers

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2016) – The House passed State Rep. Martin Carbaugh’s (R-Fort Wayne) resolution calling for the study of adoption costs and barriers unanimously. “I know firsthand how difficult and drawn out the adoption process can be for a family,” Carbaugh said. “So many children are waiting to be adopted, and if we

Carbaugh and Cox lace up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) paired sneakers with their suits at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness. “The American Cancer Society estimated that approximately 35,620 Indiana residents were diagnosed with cancer in 2015,” Carbaugh said. ”Anyone could

Carbaugh: Leading with integrity

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, January 7, 2016

I am honored to have been appointed as chair of the House Standing Insurance Committee. After serving as vice chair of insurance, I am confident that my work and legislative experience will provide me with a beneficial perspective. As session begins, I am excited to lead the conversation surrounding insurance policy. My time as vice chair has given me

Rep. Carbaugh: Our Jobs Climate

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear friend,

Indiana's jobs climate continues to attract the national spotlight.

In fact, Forbes just listed Indiana as the eighth best state in the nation for business. The magazine compared states' business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Indiana was also ranked second for its regulatory environment and sixth for quality of life.

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Rep. Carbaugh: Local employment news and opportunities

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Friday, September 4, 2015

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be hosting their annual Mastadon Job and Internship Fair on September 22nd for both students and the general public. Additionally, IPFW has launched a career fair app and is offering prep sessions to prepare job seekers for the event. I encourage members of our community looking for job opportunities to learn more about the event by clicking here

Rep. Carbaugh applauds ceremonial signing of legislation benefiting military members

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE - “As a representative serving on the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, I understand the importance of enacting legislation that benefits our Hoosier heroes. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, legislation I championed, will remove some of the burdens facing members of the Indiana National Guard while they are called to serve on a deployment or active duty. I am proud to have had an active role in working for our military members and providing them additional benefits as a thank you for serving our state and country.” 

Rep. Carbaugh comments on the passing of Jane Avery

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Friday, July 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jane Avery, the Executive Director of our local Community Harvest Food Bank. She was a wonderful member of our community, and her legacy of giving will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and loved ones.”

Rep. Carbaugh selected to serve on study committees

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Friday, July 10, 2015

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the 2015 interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives. State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) has been appointed to serve on the  Pension Management Oversight as well as Financial Institutions and Insurance study committees.

Rep. Carbaugh: Celebrating session accomplishments: Ethics Reform

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the last installment of this series highlighting our legislative accomplishments, I focused on legislation promoting public safety. This week I will discuss legislation that was created to increase government transparency through ethics reform. 

Rep. Carbaugh: Federal government hurting local schools and students' right to education

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Monday, June 22, 2015

As a state representative, one of my goals is to ensure our students receive the best education possible. This year, House Republicans made it a priority to increase education funding and empower teachers and school districts to find innovative ways to meet the educational needs of their students. This is why I am concerned about a potential proposal impacting federal statute that could limit a school’s ability to help students become college ready.

Rep. Carbaugh: Celebrating session accomplishments: Public Safety

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In the last installment of this series highlighting our legislative accomplishments, I focused on legislation benefiting Hoosier veterans. This week I will discuss one of our 2015 legislative agenda priorities: public safety. 

Rep. Carbaugh: Celebrating session accomplishments: Veterans

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In my first installment of this series highlighting our legislative accomplishments, I discussed a variety of ways we worked to improve education in our community. For this installment and with Memorial Day around the corner, I will discuss what was achieved to benefit Indiana's veterans.

Rep. Carbaugh: Celebrating session accomplishments: Education

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I am pleased to report that this legislative session was very productive. To better inform you about the work we have done to improve our community and state, I will be doing a four-part series about this session's achievements. The first installment of this series focuses on education.

Rep. Carbaugh supports historic increase to education funding

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE - “The state’s biennial budget not only passed the largest increase for education funding in our state’s history, but also historic funding for Fort Wayne Community School Corporation. I was pleased to support an increase in funding for our local students as well as continued protection for parents’ choice in their child’s education.

Rep. Carbaugh works for pension protection

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Thursday, April 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) authored legislation to provide pension protection for teachers, firefighters and state employees. House Bill (HB) 1466 would deliver needed safeguards to state employee pension plans while applying reviews to prevent errors or miscalculations. The bill passed out of the Senate unanimously. 

Rep. Carbaugh: Applications available for On My Way Pre-K

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Monday, March 16, 2015

Applications available for On My Way Pre-K The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is now accepting applications for the On My Way Pre-K Pilot Program in Allen County. This program provides the opportunity for low-income families to access a high-quality, pre-k program for their children. In order to apply for the program,

Teacher tax credit agenda bill passes House and moves into the Senate

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Tuesday, February 17, 2015

STATEHOUSE—State Representative Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) authored legislation that would provide teachers with a tax credit for purchasing school supplies, up to $200. House Bill (HB) 1005, co-authored by State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) passed out of the House unanimously and has moved to the Senate. “It

Rep. Carbaugh: Adding protections for Hoosier service members

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Monday, February 9, 2015

A recent legislative measure that I co-authored will further protect our state's service members by allowing them to suspend or postpone certain obligations while they are on active duty. Titled the Service Member's Civil Relief Act (SCRA), all military members including Indiana's National Guardsmen and Reservists are covered under this legislation that passed out of the House unanimously.

Cost of living adjustment passes House

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1231 authored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and co-authored by Reps. Doug Gutwein (R- Francesville), Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) passed out of the House Monday with unanimous vote and will now go to the Senate for further discussion.

Rep. Carbaugh commends IPFW re-classification

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Monday, February 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE - “I am pleased to hear that Purdue University President Daniels is in support of the change for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to be designated as a ‘Metropolitan University.’

Morris: Local legislators join Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, January 30, 2015

STATEHOUSE – Members of the General Assembly, including local lawmakers and staff, wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have

Funds available for On My Way Pre-K facilities

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is partnering with Early Learning Indiana to offer almost 500,000 dollars in grants for early learning providers. These grants can be applied for by any Allen County program or facility that participates, or agrees to participate, in the On My Way Pre-K Pilot Program.

Last year, the Indiana General Assembly established the pre-k pilot program, which is expected to serve approximately 2,000 students.

These grants will greatly benefit Indiana's participating pre-k programs, and I am pleased to see more resources come available to support early learning in Indiana. Facilities can use the grants to furnish classrooms, supply materials and more. Applications for grants are due February 15 and can be found here, along with information about the On My Way Pre-K Program.

I encourage our local pre-k programs to apply for these grants. Education is a top priority which will better prepare students for their futures.

Rep. Carbaugh fights veteran discrimination

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1242 authored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and co- authored by Reps. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Ober (R-Albion) passed out of the House today with a unanimous vote and will now go to the Senate for further discussion. 

Rep. Carbaugh supports charity, sworn in on Organized Day

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Saturday, October 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) was sworn into office at the Statehouse, marking the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Carbaugh was re-elected to represent House District 81, which includes portions of Allen County. 

Rep. Carbaugh unveils 2015 Legislative Agenda

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Friday, October 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) along with House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and other members of the House Republican Caucus, unveiled their 2015 House Republican Legislative Agenda. The plan increases accountability for all Hoosiers while strengthening Indiana in four major categories: Budget, Education, Ethics and Public Safety.

Rep. Carbaugh responds to the preschool pilot program announcement

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Thursday, July 24, 2014

NOTE TO THE EDITOR:  Please include the following statement from State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of Gov. Pence’s announcement that Allen County has been selected for the preschool pilot program.

Rep. Carbaugh named to the executive committee of NCOIL

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) was named to the executive committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). 

Rep. Carbaugh appointed to two interim committees

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Friday, June 27, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in response to the 2014 Interim Committee Assignment announcement.

Rep. Carbaugh's bill to fight veteran discrimination signed into law

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242 was signed into law by Governor Pence at the 122nd Fighter Base in Fort Wayne. The legislation authored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee because they are a veteran of the Armed Forces or member of the Indiana National Guard or a reserve component.

Supporting our Veterans

Friday, March 21, 2014

I am not a veteran of the armed forces. I have never defended my country overseas or been on high alert for a domestic issue. I will probably never know the horrors of war, but I see veterans coming home forever changed by their experiences.

Rep. Carbaugh fights veteran discrimination

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1231 authored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and co-authored by Reps. Doug Gutwein (R- Francesville), Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) passed out of the House Monday with unanimous vote and will now go to the Senate for further discussion.

Rep. Carbaugh supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer

Thursday, January 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) 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 physical activity play in reducing one's risk of the disease.

Rep. Carbaugh congratulates 101 Tool & Die

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) is pleased to honor 101 Tool & Die, LLC with an Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award presented by Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Sue Ellspermann.

Rep. Carbaugh responds to state of the State address

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Please include the following statement from State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in response to Governor Pence’s State of the State address:

“The fact that Governor Pence’s agenda aligns so closely with our own speaks well for what we’ll be able to accomplish this session..."

Remembering Rep. Pond

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

For the past 35 years, State Representative Phyllis Pond has faithfully served Hoosiers of northeast Indiana. Rep. Pond was the longest serving female state representative in the history of Indiana and the first female lawmaker to earn a seat in the front row in the House Chamber.

Rep. Carbaugh statement on Rep. Pond's resignation from the House

Friday, August 30, 2013

STATEHOUSE – “Allen County was fortunate to have Representative Pond serve at the Statehouse for the last 35 years. Her contributions to our community and our state..."

 

Rep. Carbaugh named to interim study committee

Sunday, June 30, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs.

2013 Indiana Legislative Session Wrap Up

Monday, April 29, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Indiana Legislative Session has successfully come to a close. A fiscally conservative, balanced budget and three of his bills, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1270, HEA 1560 and Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 126 are on their way to becoming law.

Carbaugh: More assistance for "Hardest Hit" Hoosiers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference today with State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) regarding the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury identified Indiana as one of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, that had been most affected by the downturn of the economy. Indiana was awarded more than $221 million to help struggling Hoosier families pay their mortgages through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).

Rep. Carbaugh: Help for homeowners association signed into law

Monday, April 15, 2013

STATEHOUSE – Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 126 sponsored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) passed through both the House and Senate and has been signed into law by Gov. Pence.

[r81] NEWS: Rep. Carbaugh: Refereeing at all ages

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

STATEHOUSE – Senate Bill (SB) 153, sponsored by State Representative Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and co-sponsored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), was signed into law today by Gov. Pence.

[r81] NEWS: First bill authored by Rep. Carbaugh signed into law

Monday, April 1, 2013

First bill authored by Rep. Carbaugh signed into law STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1560 authored by State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) passed through the Senate and has been signed into law by Gov. Pence. This is the first piece of legislation authored by freshman Rep. Carbaugh to be signed into law. HB 1560 allows employees of a

[r81] NEWS: Rep. Carbaugh gives teachers more options

Monday, February 4, 2013

STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1560 authored by State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and co-authored by Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) passed out of the House today with a 90-0 vote.

[r81] NEWS: Suits and Sneakers

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Suits and Sneakers STATEHOUSE – State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, last year 35,000 Hoosiers heard the

[r81] NEWS: House page program now accepting pages for 2013 session

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) 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.

Rep. Carbaugh works with another representative.
Rep. Carbaugh discusses his legislation.
Rep. Carbaugh
Rep. Carbaugh speaks with a fellow legislator in the House Chamber.
Rep. Carbaugh speaks with a veteran the Veterans 1st Hiring Event in Fort Wayne.
Rep. Carbaugh  discusses legislation with a fellow representative in front of the legislature.