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House District 30
Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present
House District 30: Portions of Grant and Howard Counties
Address: Statehouse: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
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.
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.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) authored legislation to streamline the statewide 911 system to increase disaster preparedness during emergency situations. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1475 increases funding for the statewide 911 system as well as provides flexibility for local fiscal bodies to fairly distribute more funds to support their Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). This legislation has now been signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) coauthored the state’s two year budget which passed out of the General Assembly and will now be sent to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. The $31 billion blueprint for Indiana’s finances has a strong focus on three main priorities: investing in education, fiscal integrity and public safety.
“It was a solemn responsibility to help craft and pass our state’s biennial budget,” said Rep. Karickhoff. “All session long, we worked to create a fiscal plan that focuses on the needs of Hoosier students, fund public safety initiatives and ensures a fiscal environment that will grow the Hoosier economy.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R–Kokomo) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program.