Mike Karickhoff

Mike Karickhoff

Representative | District 30

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Phone: 317-232-9981

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h30@iga.in.gov

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Phone: 317-232-9693

Email: brandi.klingerman@iga.in.gov

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Welcome to the House District 30 website and thank you for taking the time to visit. It is a privilege to serve the people of House District 30, which includes a portion of Howard and Grant counties.

Please access the links on this site to learn more about state government and what the General Assembly is working on at the Statehouse. Hopefully this site will serve as a valuable resources for central Indiana, its residents and visitors to our communities.

If you are interested in receiving information or updates regarding the issues being discussed in state government, do not hesitate to email my office at h30@in.gov or sign up for the my email newsletter.

Please feel free to contact me by phone, mail or email with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you as we work together to keep Indiana moving forward.

Sincerely,

Mike Karickhoff
State Representative
House District 30

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present

House District 30: Portions of Grant and Howard Counties

Committees:

  • Natural Resources
  • Ways and Means (Budget Subcommittee Chair)

Address:

  • Statehouse: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • In district: 2504 Greentree Lane, Kokomo, IN 46902

Telephone:

  • Statehouse direct line: (317) 234-9380
  • In district: (765) 860-7160

Education: Recreation and Park Administration B.S. from the University of Missouri

Occupation: Executive Director of Facilities at Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash

State Representative Mike Karickhoff has been an active member of his community for more than 30 years. From 1986-2002 he was Superintendent of Parks in Kokomo, and he has served as Ivy Tech Community College's Region 5 Executive Director of Facilities since he left the parks department. Rep. Karickhoff also served seven years on the Kokomo Common Council as the Finance Chair and the President.

Rep. Karickhoff and his wife, Kelly have four daughters and six grandchildren. Kelly is also involved in the community. Rep. Karickhoff and his wife both encourage the growth and prosperity of their community and that directly translates into their professional lives.

Community Activities:

  • Kokomo Common Council 2004-2010
  • Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance 2008-2010, 2014
  • Kokomo Howard Development Corporation (KHDC) 2004-2008
  • Kokomo Kiwanis Club 1985-present
  • Kiwanis Foundation Board 1996-present
  • Middle School Basketball Coach at Taylor and Northwestern School Corporations 2000-2010
  • Kokomo Y’s Men’s Club 1986-2000
  • American Red Cross Board of Directors 1992-1998
  • United Way of Howard County 1985-1996

Professional Memberships:

  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns 2004-2010
  • Indiana Association of Physical Plant Administrators 2005-present
  • Indiana Parks and Recreation Association 1985-2002
  • National Recreation and Park Association 1977-2002

Legislative Recognitions:

  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns’ 2013 Legislator of the Year
  • Indiana Parks and Recreation Association’s 2014 Legislator of the Year
  • Indiana Conservation Alliance’s 2014 Legislator of the Year
  • 2014-2015 Chairman of the Indiana Advisory Commission of Intergovernmental Relations

Indiana House District 30 stretches from the middle of Howard County east to the middle of Grant County in central Indiana. In Howard County, it includes most of the city of Kokomo and all of Howard, Liberty, Jackson and Taylor Townships. In Grant County, it includes all of Sims and Franklin Townships.

District Links:

 

Rep. Karickhoff works for public safety

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rep. Karickhoff works for public safety STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) authored legislation that works to streamline communication services and increase disaster preparedness during emergency situations. House Bill (HB) 1475 would increase funding for the statewide 911 system as well as provide flexibility for local

Howard County Foster Parent Opportunity

Friday, April 10, 2015

Howard County Foster Parent Opportunity The Howard County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is hosting three informational meetings for prospective foster parents. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what fostering entails. When: This Saturday, April 11 10

Rep. Karickhoff supports Indiana businesses

Thursday, March 19, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) authored legislation to benefit Hoosier businesses. House Bill (HB) 1271 would allow grocers and similar retailers to maintain their sales tax exemption when they purchase labels that are required for the sale of certain products. The bill passed unanimously out of the Senate.

Rep. Karickhoff supports the House budget

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “House Bill (HB) 1001 delivers an honestly balanced budget that increases education funding by the largest amount in Indiana’s history while still investing in key priorities like public safety. 

Rep. Karickhoff works to increase public safety

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) authored legislation that works to streamline communication services and increase disaster preparedness during emergency situations. House Bill (HB) 1475 would increase funding for the statewide 911 system as well as provide flexibility for local fiscal bodies to fairly distribute more funds to support their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). This legislation passed out of the House with an 79-12 vote.

Rep. Karickhoff opposes the removal of the Common Construction Wage

Monday, February 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “As someone who has lived, worked and raised a family in our community, it is my belief that we have benefitted from our current public construction practices. 

House Page Program now accepting applications

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R–Kokomo) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program.

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff appointed Budget Subcommittee Chairman (12/3/2014)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Start Date: 12/3/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/3/2014Rep. Karickhoff appointed Budget Subcommittee Chairman STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly. State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) has been appointed Budget Subcommittee Chairman

[r30] COLUMN: The power of bipartisanship (11/25/2014)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Start Date: 11/25/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/25/2014The power of bipartisanship Politics is usually presented in a way that makes us feel we must choose a side. Whether we are comparing parties, beliefs, or ideas, we are constantly barraged with the notion of picking one political system over another. As the 2015 legislative session approaches,

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff nominated to attend Fiscal Leaders Seminar (11/21/2014)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Start Date: 11/21/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/21/2014Rep. Karickhoff nominated to attend Fiscal Leaders Seminar STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) attended the National Conference for State Legislators Fiscal Leaders Seminar. He was nominated by Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) for his experience as the

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff ready to serve (11/18/2014)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Start Date: 11/18/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/18/2014Rep. Karickhoff ready to serve STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and fellow legislators were sworn in on Organization Day, marking the first meeting for the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 8 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff presents Ron Metz with the Sagamore Award (11/13/2014)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Start Date: 11/13/2014 Start Time: 5:00 PMEnd Date: 11/13/2014 End Time: 5:00 PMRep. Karickhoff presents Ron Metz with the Sagamore Award STATEHOUSE – Today in Kokomo, State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) presented Ron Metz, CPA the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his leadership and dedication to our community and state. The Sagamore of

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff congratulates Kokomo and Marion on receiving Blight Elimination Program awards (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 AMRep. Karickhoff congratulates Kokomo and Marion on receiving Blight Elimination Program awards STATEHOUSE –State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) would like to congratulate Kokomo and Marion on receiving Blight Elimination Program awards. The communities have each

[r30] NEWS: Rep. Karickhoff presents E.P. Severns with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award (7/1/2014)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Start Date: 7/1/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/1/2014Rep. Karickhoff presents E.P. Severns with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award STATEHOUSE – Today at the Rotary Club meeting in Kokomo, State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) presented E.P. Severns, President of Coca-Cola Bottling of Kokomo, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff appointed to two interim committees (6/30/2014)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Start Date: 6/30/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/30/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMRep. Karickhoff appointed to two interim committees EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) in your coverage of Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma’s (R-Indianapolis) announcement of the 2014 interim

[r30] Bill aiding motorcyclists signed in to law at ABATE of Indiana Rally (5/1/2014)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Start Date: 5/1/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/1/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMBill aiding motorcyclists signed in to law at ABATE of Indiana Rally STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1080, authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo), allowing motorcycles to proceed through a steady red traffic signal under certain circumstances was

[r30] Ways & Means contributes to charity (3/20/2014)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Start Date: 3/20/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/20/2014 End Time: 8:00 AMWays & Means contributes to charity STATEHOUSE – The Indiana House committee on Ways and Means recently completed a session-long initiative to raise money for the Howard County Tornado Relief Fund administered by the United Way of Howard County. Ways and Means Chairman

Safer roadways for all (3/4/2014)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Start Date: 3/4/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 3/4/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – House bill (HB) 1080, authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed out of the Senate today with a vote of 47-1. “Many traffic signals cannot detect motorcycles or bicycles, causing frustration and potential danger for

Rep. Karickhoff receives Legislative Award (1/29/2014)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Start Date: 1/29/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 1/29/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne) were recognized by the Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA) as co-recipients of their 2013 Legislator of the Year Award during Tuesday’s Conservation Day at the

Rep. Karickhoff 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 Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) 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

Rep. Karickhoff announces 2014 legislation (1/21/2014)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Start Date: 1/21/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/21/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is authoring five bills for the 2014 legislative session and is a co-author on five more. “My focus continues to be on giving local communities the power and flexibility to handle issues that

Rep. Karickhoff receives Legislative Award (1/16/2014)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Start Date: 1/16/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 1/16/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) was recognized today by the Indiana Park and Recreation Association’s (IPRA) with their 2013 Legislative Award of Excellence. “The role of Parks and Recreation Departments has been a significant part

Rep. Karickhoff responds to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Please include the following statement from State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) in response to Governor Pence’s State of the State address: “It was good to hear Governor Pence reinforce his commitment to maintaining our position at the

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff named to Leadership of Ways and Means Committee (1/7/2014)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Start Date: 1/7/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2014STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) has been named Budget Subcommittee Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee by Speaker of the House Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “I have always enjoyed the budget process, hearing testimony and learning from a wide

[r30] One of the Best Emergency Dispatch Services in the State (12/26/2013)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Start Date: 12/26/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/26/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMWe constantly hear stories of how federal, state, county, city and local governments have difficulty working together, compete and fight amongst themselves for their sole benefit – not thinking of the people they serve. That may be common in Washington, D.C., but I am glad

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff awards Sagamore of the Wabash (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 Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marilyn Skinner, Director of the Center for Early Childhood Education at IU Kokomo, has received a Sagamore of the Wabash award, the most prestigious award given by the Office of

[r30] Schools receive more than $9M in grants (11/6/2013)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Start Date: 11/6/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/6/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that many schools in House District 30 will be receiving a portion of $9 million in grant funding through the Secured School Safety Grant Program “This is great news for Howard County,”

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff receives Legislator of the Year Award (10/7/2013)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Start Date: 10/7/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/7/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) was presented with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns’ (IACT) Legislator of the Year Award on Sunday for his assistance with municipal issues during the 2013 legislative session. “This

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff speaks at Urban Mayors Conference (8/13/2013)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Start Date: 8/13/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/13/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) spoke today at the Indiana Urban Mayors Conference sponsored by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). Indiana’s largest municipalities were represented at the conference to discuss issues

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff awards Sagamore of the Wabash (7/27/2013)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Start Date: 7/27/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/27/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that John Martino, Kokomo Park Superintendent, has received the Sagamore of the Wabash award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Office of Governor Mike Pence. Former Kokomo

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff's HEA 1219 signed by Gov. Pence (7/3/2013)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Start Date: 7/3/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/3/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1219, authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo), was signed today by Governor Pence. HB 1219 allows a local unit of government operating a public website database containing the names and addresses of property owners to

[r30] Chrysler Foundation helping flood victims (5/10/2013)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Start Date: 5/10/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/10/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) thanks the Chrysler Foundation for their generous contribution to the United Way of Howard County and the Tipton County Foundation in order to help those affected by the recent floods. “Our community greatly

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff recognizes Hoosier Hospitality from Kokomo (5/9/2013)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Start Date: 5/9/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/9/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE — State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that Josh Yocum, the Front Desk Supervisor of the Comfort Inn in Kokomo, received a 2013 Lieutenant Governor Hoosier Hospitality Award on Wednesday. “Josh’s excellent service and

[r30] 2013 Legislative Session Wrap Up (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM 2013 Legislative Session Wrap Up STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Indiana Legislative Session has successfully come to a close. In addition to a fiscally conservative, balanced budget, six of his bills

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Encouraging fairness in public school transfers (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/26/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff: Encouraging fairness in public school transfers STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1381 authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed out of the General Assembly Thursday and will now go to the governor’s office to be signed

[r30] 100 trees donated to Kokomo (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM 100 trees donated to Kokomo STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that 100 trees have been donated to the City of Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department for its ongoing urban reforestation project. Each member of the General

[r30] Students recieve prestigious award at the Statehouse (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) congratulates Logan Kimbler and Brooke Wininger from Kokomo for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarships today. The award recognizes

[r30] Assistance for small businesses passes both chambers (4/2/2013)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start Date: 4/2/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/2/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Assistance for small businesses passes both chambers STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1170, authored by Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) and co-authored by Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed the Senate Monday with a 48-1 vote and will now be sent to the governor’s

[r30] Assistance for small businesses passes both chambers (4/2/2013)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start Date: 4/2/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 4/2/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Assistance for small businesses passes both chambers STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1170, authored by Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) and co-authored by Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed the Senate Monday with a 48-1 vote and will now be sent to the governor’s

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff supports school credit transfers (3/26/2013)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Start Date: 3/26/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/26/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff supports school credit transfers STATEHOUSE – Senate Bill (SB) 182, sponsored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed out of the House of Representatives Monday with a 91-2 vote and will now move on to the governor’s office to wait

[r30] Howard County: One of the Best in Indiana (3/25/2013)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Start Date: 3/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Howard County: One of the Best in Indiana State representatives are provided with a multitude of interesting information from a variety of sources. Larry Blanchard, a Financial Consultant and past member of the Lake County Council, put out an interesting study in November 2012

[r30] Alzheimer's Bill passes the Senate (3/14/2013)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Start Date: 3/14/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 3/14/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Alzheimer’s Bill passes the Senate STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1044, authored by Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) and co-authored by Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis), passed out of the Senate this week with a unanimous vote and will be sent

[r30] Jean Lushin receives Lifetime Achievement Award (3/11/2013)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Start Date: 3/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/11/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMJean Lushin receives Lifetime Achievement Award STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Jean Paul Lushin has been awarded the Indiana Township Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, the first of

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Safer roads for all drivers (2/26/2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Start Date: 2/26/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 2/26/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff: Safer roads for all drivers STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1523 authored by State Representative Milo Smith (R-Columbus) and co-authored by Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed out of the House Monday with a 75-18 vote. HB 1523 repeals the term

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Preventing discrimination in public school transfers (2/21/2013)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Start Date: 2/21/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 2/21/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff: Preventing discrimination in public school transfers STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1381 authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and co-authored by Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany), Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and Terri Austin (D-Anderson)

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Privacy of address bill passes through the House (2/6/2013)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Start Date: 2/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Rep. Karickhoff: Privacy of address bill passes through the House STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1219, authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and co-authored by Reps. Tim Neese (R-Elkhart), Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) and Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) passed

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff congratulates Chrisso Technologies (2/6/2013)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Start Date: 2/6/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 2/6/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff congratulates Chrisso Technologies STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that Chrisso Technologies, LLC of Kokomo was presented with an Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award today by

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff supports adoption legislation (2/4/2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Start Date: 2/4/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 2/4/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM Rep. Karickhoff supports adoption legislation STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1029 authored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and co-authored by Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed out of the House today with a 95-0 vote. HB 1029 allows the relative of an adoptee and a

[r30] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and 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

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Training 2000 expansion bill passes through the House (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 AMRep. Karickhoff: Training 2000 expansion bill passes through the House STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1170, authored by Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) and co-authored by Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) passed through the Indiana House of Representatives Thursday with a

[r30] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/14/2013)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Date: 1/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) 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. “The House

[r30] House Republicans focus on jobs and education (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, marking the first meeting of the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson. “Just like a responsible

[r30] Own Your American Dream (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE- Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), joined by a dozen of his House Republican colleagues, announced the House Republican Agenda today which focuses on making Indiana a stronger state for future generations. “It is

[r30] House Republicans now accepting intern applications for 2013 legislative session (9/27/2012)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Start Date: 9/27/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/27/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working for the House of Representatives at

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff chairs committee meeting, hears PSAP testimony (9/24/2012)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Start Date: 9/24/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/24/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE - State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) chaired the second of four interim study committee meetings of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations this week. The commission discussed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 345 addressing the funding of Public Safety

[r30] Fond family memories made at the State Fair (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMFond family memories made at the State Fair It’s almost that time of year again. That time of year when you can visit the best 4-H exhibits from around the state, eat some delicious food, granted, a lot of it is deep fried and on a stick, but you can also enjoy some

[r30] Howard County burn ban lifted (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMHoward County burn ban lifted STATEHOUSE- “Hoosiers all across the state have been affected one way or another because of the recent drought. This may be the first sign that relief is finally on the way from the persistently hot and arid weather conditions. It is certainly

[r30] Kokomo looking to get in shape (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMKokomo looking to get in shape The Kokomo Common Council and the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance recently passed resolutions to support the construction of a new YMCA and parking garage in downtown Kokomo. Indiana is under the microscope as state and local officials

[r30] Local farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead Award (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMLocal farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead Award STATEHOUSE- Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay in honoring the Shafer farm Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. The

[r30] More jobs for Howard County (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMMore Jobs for Howard County STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is pleased to hear that Appex Group Inc. is expanding their operation in Howard County and creating more jobs in the community. According to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Appex Group

[r30] Prolonged drought equals higher food prices (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMProlonged drought equals higher food prices STATEHOUSE— Recently, Howard County was named one of the 50 counties in Indiana by the United States Department of Agriculture as a primary natural disaster area. Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo), represents a portion

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff hears 911 services and rising medical costs concerns (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Karickhoff hears 911 services and rising medical costs concerns STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) last week chaired the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR) committee meeting. The committee discussed several topics, but focused

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Working for Jobs (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Karickhoff: Working for Jobs STATEHOUSE- The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked Rep. Karickhoff as having a 93 percent when it comes to having a pro-jobs voting record. “Indiana’s economy is that of one of

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff Appointed Chair of Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE- State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) was appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. In addition, Rep. Karickhoff was also appointed to the Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force and the Natural Resources Study Committee.

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff congratulates Western School Corporation (4/19/2012)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Start Date: 4/19/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/19/2012 Western honored with “Excellence in Performance Grant” STATEHOUSE— State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R- Kokomo) congratulates Western School Corporation on becoming one of the first recipients of Indiana’s “Excellence in Performance Grant.” Superintendent

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff commends Rhum Academy of Music on receiving EDGE Award (4/13/2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Start Date: 4/13/2012End Date: 4/13/2012 STATEHOUSE— State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R- Kokomo) commended local Howard County business, Gary Rhum and the Rhum Academy of Music family, for receiving a 2012 Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award. The EDGE awards are hosted by the Indiana Small Business Development

BLT: Bringing high-tech, high-paying jobs to SW Ind. (4/13/2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Start Date: 4/13/2012End Date: 4/13/2012 Over the last decade, major steps have been taken to bring in high-tech, high-paying jobs. Many efforts have been and continue to be made by our state and local governments to attract organizations that provide these positions. However, this goes beyond tax incentives, but also includes our infrastructure, location

Ellspermann Edition: Counties Receive Community Asset Inventory Report Card (4/13/2012)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Start Date: 4/13/2012End Date: 4/13/2012 Most of us really don’t like to receive a grade score…unless we are assured an A or B. That said, letter grades give us a strong indication of “where we stand”. Last week Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research rolled out a new Community Asset Inventory grading each county on

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff Supports Housing Assistance for Hoosier Families (3/15/2012)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Start Date: 3/15/2012End Date: 3/15/2012 STATEHOUSE –State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) supported House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1141 which establishes the Mortgage Foreclosure Multistate Settlement Fund and designates money for a state home energy assistance program. The bill establishes the Mortgage Foreclosure Multistate Settlement Fund to

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

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012 All Day End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE— “In reflecting back on this legislative session, we can all remember the contentious issues, but it is important to remember the positive advancements that have been made for Hoosiers across the state as well. “A highlight from this year will be approving over 80

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff Sponsors Student Friendly Initiative (2/21/2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Start Date: 2/21/2012 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2012Rep. Karickhoff Sponsors Student Friendly Initiative Senate Bill 182 Moves to Governor’s Desk STATEHOUSE—Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 182, which will make it easier for college students to transfer their credits. The bill will require the Commission for Higher

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff honors Super Bowl Host Committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012 All DayEnd Date: 2/14/2012Rep. Karickhoff honors Super Bowl Host Committee STATEHOUSE—Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in hosting Super Bowl XLVI.

[r30] The Reason Behind the Vote (2/1/2012)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Start Date: 2/1/2012End Date: 2/1/2012The Reason Behind the Vote There is no doubt that the Right to Work debate has brought mixed emotions not only to our state but District 30 as well. There were only a handful of House Republicans who did not vote in support of this legislation. Let me explain why I felt it was necessary for me to vote in opposition to

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff reacts to State of the State Address (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/10/2012STATEHOUSE— “It was an honor to attend the State of the State address and hear the Governor’s final speech on the current outlook of Indiana. Governor Daniels never fails to project optimism into Indiana’s economy, and I am always motivated by his enthusiasm to make this state a better

[r30] House Democrats silence Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start Date: 1/4/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/4/2012 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and his House Republican colleagues came ready to get back to work today, however the majority of the House Democrats did not show up to do the work of the people. The majority of Democrats failed to attend the start of the 2012 legislative

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Ready to work for District 30 (11/22/2011)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start Date: 11/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 11/22/2011 STATEHOUSE —Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day to hear the House Speaker deliver a speech setting the tone for the upcoming legislative session. This year, Speaker Brian C. Bosma

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff encouraging local students to partake in essay competition (10/14/2011)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Start Date: 10/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/14/2011 STATEHOUSE— State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) is encouraging local fourth graders to participate in an essay competition in conjunction with “Indiana Statehood Day,” a celebration of Indiana’s 195th birthday. The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: House accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session (9/1/2011)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Start Date: 9/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/1/2011

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff attends Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership (8/19/2011)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Start Date: 8/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/19/2011 The Council of State Governments also stated that since 1995, 550 lawmakers have graduated from the Bowhay Institute from 11 Midwestern states. These legislators are chosen to participate through a competitive, nonpartisan selection process. Rep. Karickhoff attended the program from August 12-16 in Madison,

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff presents Distinguished Hoosier award to Dean W. Hockney (8/19/2011)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Start Date: 8/19/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/19/2011 "It was a true honor to present this award to Dean and to make known all of his contributions to our city, state, and country," said Rep. Karickhoff. "He is a great example of what all Hoosiers should strive to be." Hockney honorably served nine years in the United States Air Force. He received many awards,

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff congratulates local family on receiving Hoosier Homestead award (8/10/2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start Date: 8/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2011 The farm has been owned by the Miller family since 1903 and was recognized for the lasting impact it has had in Howard County. The program was instituted in 1976 and distinguishes eligible family farms for the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. "This family and their farm deserve

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff scores high on the Indiana Chamber's annual list (7/8/2011)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Start Date: 7/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/8/2011 "A large majority of the legislation that I focused on this session was related to economic development and finding ways to help stimulate job creation," said Rep. Karickhoff. Some pieces of legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights was: HEA 1004, which increases access to

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff appointed to three summer committees (7/5/2011)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Start Date: 7/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/5/2011 Rep. Karickhoff is assigned to the following committees: The Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force is charged with studying the following: Collect programmatic and funding information concerning current natural resource protection programs in IndianaFunding mechanisms for the programsPerform a needs

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff awarded Midwestern leadership institute fellowship (6/1/2011)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Start Date: 6/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/1/2011 The Council of State Governments also stated the since 1995, 550 lawmakers have graduated from the Bowhay Institute from 11 Midwestern states. These legislators are chosen to participate through a competitive, nonpartisan selection process. Rep. Karickhoff will attend the program August 12-16 in Madison, WI.

[r30] Statement from Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) on Sine die (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011 "I believe we have put Indiana in a competitive position for increased business and job growth over the next couple of years."-30-

[r30] Statement from Rep. Mike Karickhoff on increases in education funding (4/14/2011)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Start Date: 4/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2011STATEHOUSE - "During these tough economic times, Indiana has maintained a responsible budget and kept a rainy day fund. Across the country other states are dealing with massive deficits and find themselves cutting education and other services. In Indiana we have refused to do that, and today we see Indiana is

[r30] House Bill Would Help Local Governments Control Property Tax Levies (3/31/2011)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Start Date: 3/31/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2011Each year local governments set up a budget based on the how much tax money they plan on collecting that year. However, there is a maximum amount cities are allowed to levy on its residents. This maximum is essentially a spending ceiling set by the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) based on the

[r30] Statement from Rep. Karickhoff regarding House Democrats Returning To Work (3/28/2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Start Date: 3/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/28/2011

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff comments on Democrats Walkout (3/22/2011)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Start Date: 3/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/22/2011Please include the following statement from State Rep. Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) in response to the Democrat's conduct at session on Tuesday, February 22nd. STATEHOUSE -"Whether Republican or Democrat, every elected official in the statehouse is here to do the work of the people. However, when a group of those

[r30] Rep. Karickhoff Comments on State Budget Bill (3/21/2011)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Start Date: 3/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/21/2011Please include the following statement from Representative Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) in your coverage of HB 1001. STATEHOUSE - "As the saying goes 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going' and that is exactly what we did with HB 1001. Essentially the state can do two things when revenues are down; it can

[r30] Bill Would Reinforce In-state College Tuition Rate Laws Concerning illegal Immigrants (3/14/2011)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Start Date: 3/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/14/2011

[r30] Walkout by House Democrats is Unfounded (3/10/2011)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Start Date: 3/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/10/2011 There are no jobs in this country where workers get paid to not show up unexcused. The Indiana General Assembly should not be an exception for this, especially when it involves taking the voices away from Hoosiers across the state. While House Democrats have the right to oppose and argue against any

[r30] Kokomo Student Honored at Indiana Statehouse (12/10/2010)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Start Date: 12/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 12/10/2010 The essay begins, "Indiana is hope. It's boys playing football at recess hoping that they might be good as the Colts and Peyton Manning. It's a farmer hoping and wishing that his corn and soybeans would be the best. It's a kid learning and wanting to go to a good college, like IU, Purdue, or Notre Dame."

[r30] Newly-elected Rep. Karickhoff Appointed to Ways & Means Committee (11/24/2010)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Start Date: 11/24/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/24/2010STATEHOUSE- House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced committee appointments for the Indiana House Republican caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year. In 2011, Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) will serve

[r30] test (10/21/2010)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Start Date: 10/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/21/2010

Howard County Foster Parent Opportunity

Friday, April 10, 2015

Howard County Foster Parent Opportunity The Howard County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is hosting three informational meetings for prospective foster parents. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what fostering entails. When: This Saturday, April 11 10
Rep. Karickhoff receives Indiana Conservation Award
Rep. Karickhoff poses with an FFA student page on the House floor.
Rep. Karickhoff discusses legislation in the House Chamber.
Rep. Karickhoff attends an Indiana Association of Cities and Towns event.
Rep. Karickhoff with Governor Pence at his bill signing for HEA1080.
Rep. Karickhoff helps increase cancer awareness by wearing tennis shoes for the Suits and Sneakers event.