It gives me great honor to serve the people of Union, Franklin and Dearborn counties as state representative for House District 68. It is my goal to accurately represent the ideas and concerns of District 68 at the Statehouse while working with my fellow legislators to keep the State of Indiana moving forward.
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House District 68
Representative Randall Lyness
Indiana House of Representatives: 2015-Present
House District 68: All of Union County and portions of Dearborn and Franklin counties
House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pension
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
Education: Business, B.S, Indiana State University
Occupation: Small-business owner, Randall Lyness Builders
Representative Lyness is a lifetime resident of southeastern Indiana, and he is proud to call this section of the state home. He and his wife Linda, a former Indiana educator, live in West Harrison. They have three sons and 11 grandchildren all of whom reside in District 68.
In the private sector, Lyness is a small-business owner and has been for over 33 years. His company, Randall Lyness Builders, specializes in custom homes, remodeling and small commercial projects.
Lyness spent over 14 years serving as a Dearborn County councilman. Through this experience and serving as council president, he gained an understanding of the needs and working order of local government, as well as, the art of diplomacy in reaching consensus.
As a former member of the county’s Economic Redevelopment Committee, Lyness was involved in attracting new businesses into southeastern Indiana and looking to the future to expand economic development opportunities to District 68.
He also serves the community as president of Tri-Township Water Corporation, a 3,500 member owned utility.
Randy and his wife attend Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church. He shares his musical talents by singing at weddings, funerals, senior citizen gatherings and playing the piano.
Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission, former member
Dearborn County Council, former councilman and president
Tri-Township Water Corporation, president
House District 68 is comprised of all of Union County and large portions of Franklin and Dearborn counties in southeastern Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — Six local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).
STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code.
STATEHOUSE (May 11, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) congratulates the East Central High School marching band on being awarded the All-Music Award for the 2015-2016 school year by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).
STATEHOUSE (March 18, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) recently welcomed the following student page to the Statehouse:
To help attract the best and brightest to Hoosier classrooms, this week I voted in support of a proposal establishing the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Under House Bill 1002, students in the top 20 percent of their class, who also commit to teaching in Hoosier schools for at least five years, could receive up to $7,500 per year to cover tuition. In today’s economy, I understand our top-performing students have many college and career options, and this scholarship would encourage high school students to earn a degree and enter the teaching profession in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2016)—State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2016) - House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) recently appointed State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) to serve on three standing committees for the Indiana House of Representatives.
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 6, 2015) — Randall Lyness of West Harrison took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 68.
For going on four weeks now, your Indiana Statehouse has been missing a few key people needed to conduct business. The Statehouse has not had the constitutionally required quorum needed to conduct business, because the Democrat Caucus went to Urbana, Illinois to avoid having debate and discussion on some key pieces of legislation.
STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) had four bills, which he authored and co-authored, handed down during this Thursday's session. The first bill (House Bill 1205) would bar funding for entities providing abortions. The bill prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts or making grants to any entity that performs abortions or maintains and operates a facility where
STATEHOUSE- "The Governor made some very good points in his address. I think our state has fared better than most states during this recession, but there are still many challenges ahead," said Rep. McMillin. "This legislative session will be productive. It is my hope that we will be able to create a budget that is fiscally prudent and that legislation will be passed that creates a better
STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the chance for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to come to the Statehouse and participate in the legislative process. "I am very excited to meet with the pages and hear their thoughts