Timothy Wesco

Timothy Wesco

Representative | District 21

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9674

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h21@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Devan Strebing

Phone: 317-232-9705

Email: devan.strebing@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. It is a great honor to be able to serve you as a member of the Indiana General Assembly. I encourage you to look through my website, which I hope you will find helpful and informative. Please feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns you may have.

Thank you and God Bless!

Timothy Wesco
State Representative
District 21

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present

House District 21: portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties


Public Policy (Vice Chair)
Local Government
Employment, Labor & Pensions
Elections & Apportionment


Toll-free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
Direct Line: (317) 232-9674


  • Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church of Elkhart


  • Home School Graduate - 2004
  • Midwest School of Theology (Associate in Biblical Studies) - 2007
  • Clay Fire Academy - 2008
  • Bethel College (B.S. in Organizational Management) - 2014 

Representative Timothy Wesco is a 5th generation Hoosier and a lifelong resident of St. Joseph County. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Osceola. Timothy is the sixth of 10 siblings (Charles, Jonathan, Virgil Jr., Ruth, Stephen, Nathaniel, Karisse, Lawrence and Joel) and the son of Virgil and Rebecca Wesco.

House District 21 includes portions of Elkhart County and St. Joseph counties.

Wesco: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day. 

Rep. Wesco seeks constituents’ ideas, input

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, November 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 21, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) invites constituents to join him for coffee in advance of the 2017 legislative session beginning in January. 

Wesco: Gain experience by interning with the House of Representatives

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, September 30, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 30, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives are seeking interns for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April.

Wesco to serve on Elections, Employment summer study committees

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, June 24, 2016

 STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor

Rep. Wesco welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, March 14, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:

Rep. Wesco: Session has begun

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dear Friend, What an exciting day to kick off the 2016 short session of the Indiana General Assembly in earnest! It's hard to believe that this is the sixth session that I've had the privilege of representing my friends and neighbors in House District 21. I love serving the good people of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties in the Indiana House! Each year,

Giving thanks

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dear friend, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the abundant blessings that have been poured down upon us: for country, for community, for homes, for our family, our neighbors and our friends. ​ We’re also grateful for those who voluntarily serve us on Thanksgiving Day, away from family — those in our military, law enforcement and

Rep. Wesco: Hoosier businesses to save $327M due to early repayment of unemployment loan

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, October 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 19, 2015) – State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) recently announced Indiana will pay off its federal unemployment loan early leading to significant savings for Hoosier businesses.

Rep. Wesco applauds balanced budget, education funding

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE- “I am pleased that we have completed another successful legislative session. This year, as promised, we passed an honestly balanced budget that does not raise taxes on hardworking Hoosier families. With a healthy budget surplus, we were able provide the largest increase to education funding in our state’s history, $474 million over

Savings bond redemption bill passes House

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Monday, April 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE- Senate Bill (SB) 282, which eases the process for Hoosiers to redeem unclaimed savings bonds, passed out of the House with a 93-1 vote. The bill was sponsored by State Representative Tim Wesco (R-Osceola). SB 282 provides that, for purposes of unclaimed property in Indiana, federal savings bonds are presumed abandoned three years after the date

Rep. Wesco discusses support for RFRA and clarification

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Thursday, April 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE- “The ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ was about protecting religious freedom in Indiana. RFRA was about freedom when Congress passed it in 1993, and it was about freedom when Indiana adopted it last week. It was not about discrimination then, and it is not now. Never has a RFRA successfully been used to allow any form of

Rep. Wesco applauds passage of religious freedom bill

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Monday, March 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE- “I sponsored Senate Bill 101 because I believe that the same standard of judicial review that exists at the federal level and in 30 other states including Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky should also be applied in Indiana. This bill does not allow for discrimination; in fact, I believe that it protects the rights of everyone,

Dispelling false claims about RFRA

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Monday, March 23, 2015

The South Bend Tribune published a story titled, “City’s Human Rights Ordinance at risk,” and I would like to take this opportunity to dispel some of the misinformation presented in this article. As the House Sponsor of Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) provides religious protection for all Hoosiers, which is

SBOE dysfunction must be resolved

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Thursday, February 12, 2015

The General Assembly established the State Board of Education (SBOE). We are charged by the Indiana Constitution to ensure that the SBOE is doing its job. The SBOE is failing to do its job. In its continual (and embarrassing) dysfunction over the past two years, it has not only failed, but is becoming detrimental to the education of Hoosier students. Case

Rep. Wesco joins Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Friday, January 30, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Tim Wesco (R-Osceola), fellow legislators 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

Rep. Wesco appointed Vice Chairman of Public Policy Committee

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) was appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of the Public Policy Committee by House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). The Speaker of the House appoints committee chairmen biennially, following each election of the General Assembly. “I am incredibly honored to be appointed as Vice

[r21] Hoosier Homestead Awards recognize rich agricultural heritage (3/28/2014)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Start Date: 3/28/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2014STATEHOUSE — State Representative Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) congratulates the Mishler Farm of Elkhart County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Ted McKinney at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday. The Hoosier

[r21] Rep. Wesco supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/28/2014)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Start Date: 1/28/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2014STATEHOUSE – State Representative Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday to participate in the Suits and Sneakers challenge to support the fight against cancer. The annual Suits and Sneakers challenge, sponsored by the American

[r21] Rep. Wesco: My prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones (1/16/2014)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Start Date: 1/16/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/16/2014STATEHOUSE – “I would like to extend my deepest condolences to those affected by the shooting in Elkhart late last night. My prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones. “I am devastated to hear of such a terrible tragedy and the senseless violence that has impacted

[r21] Rep. Wesco appointed to interim study committee (6/25/2013)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Date: 6/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 6/25/2013 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Child Care this summer. “Our state’s Legislature accomplished much for Indiana during the 2013 legislative

[r21] Rep. Wesco's legislation amended into state budget (5/8/2013)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Start Date: 5/8/2013 Start Time: 7:30 AMEnd Date: 5/8/2013 End Time: 7:30 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) is pleased that the state budget passed at the end of April included language originally found in his legislation, House Bill (HB) 1230. The bill that would eliminate Indiana’s inheritance tax retroactively

[r21] Largest tax cut in Hoosier history (4/27/2013)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Date: 4/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001, the biennial budget for the State of Indiana, passed this session with a 70-30 vote and sent to the Governor for his signature to become law. State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) introduced legislation in January to

[R21]Rep. Wesco amends SB 385 to create balanced approach for citizens of Elkhart (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE – The Indiana House of Representatives adopted an amendment today authored by State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola). The amendment was made to Senate Bill (SB) 385, which addresses regional sewer districts. The amendment extends from 14 to 45 days the

[R21]Fighting against Hoosier hunger (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 2/12/2013 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist with the state’s domestic hunger relief efforts through the month

[R21]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 11:30 AMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 11:30 AM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American

[21]Rep. Wesco introduces legislation to eliminate inheritance tax immediately (1/18/2013)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Start Date: 1/18/2013 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 1/18/2013 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) introduced legislation that would immediately eliminate state inheritance tax. Last year, legislation was passed that would gradually phase out the inheritance tax over 10 years, eliminating it completely by 2023.

[R21] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/4/2013)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start Date: 1/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) 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 Page

[r21] Rep. Wesco appointed Vice Chairman of Government & Regulatory Reform Committee (11/30/2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Start Date: 11/30/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/30/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) was appointed to four different House Committees, including one vice

[r21] Rep. Wesco: the focus is on jobs and education (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for 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

[r21] Rep. Wesco: 2012 Indiana State Fair (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM It's the Year of the Dairy Cow at the State Fair, and all of the shows, exhibits and concerts are underway and off to a great start. The fair will be running from August 3 to August 19 with a focus on Indiana's dairy industry. In "Cowtown USA" people will have the chance to:

[r21] Rep. Wesco: FAQ on Right to Work (8/3/2012)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Start Date: 8/3/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/3/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM Several recurring questions have been brought to my attention regarding Indiana's new Right to Work (RTW) law. I'd like to address these issues, and hopefully this will provide clarity. What does the RTW law do? Under RTW, you cannot be forced to join or financially support a

[r21] Indiana fosters job growth for Hoosiers (7/26/2012)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Start Date: 7/26/2012 Start Time: 1:00 PMEnd Date: 7/26/2012 End Time: 1:00 PMMy colleagues and I have worked diligently the past two legislative sessions to create an economic environment that fosters job growth for Hoosiers. Indiana became the 23rd Right to Work state in the nation this past session, and we have already seen more jobs come to Indiana as a

[r21] July 4 (7/4/2012)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Start Date: 7/4/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/4/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM 4th of July: Proclaiming LIBERTY! "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." These words, from Leviticus 25:10, are emblazoned around the top of the world's most famous bell, the Liberty Bell. They refer to the Hebrew "Year of Jubilee" which was

[r21] New Indiana laws (7/2/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Start Date: 7/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM While a few new laws have already been enacted, the majority will go into effect Sunday, July 1. Below I have highlighed a few of which you should be aware. Senate Enrolled Act 293 – Inheritance Tax Phase Out This law phases out Indiana’s inheritance tax over a period

Rep. Wesco: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/18/2012)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Start Date: 6/18/2012 Start Time: 9:00 AM End Date: 6/18/2012 End Time: 9:00 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young Miami man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs

Rep. Wesco: Indiana leads the nation in job growth (6/5/2012)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Start Date: 6/5/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 6/5/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Indiana led the nation in private sector job growth in April by adding 15,400 new jobs for Hoosiers, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Some of Indiana's job growth is hitting close to home, as 40 new jobs are being

Rep. Wesco: New jobs coming to Elkhart (6/4/2012)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Start Date: 6/4/2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM End Date: 6/4/2012 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE – Automotive Climate Control, Inc. (ACC), a manufacturer of mobile air conditioning and heating equipment, announced its plans to create up to 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Elkhart.. State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) is pleased with the

Rep. Wesco: Memorial Day - Honoring our Veterans (5/25/2012)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Start Date: 5/25/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/25/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedom. While we may think of these sacrifices being made far away, long ago, they are actually much closer to home than we often realize. Eight men from Elkhart County

Rep. Wesco: National Day of Prayer (5/2/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Start Date: 5/2/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/2/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Tomorrow, May 3, is National Day of Prayer, and I encourage everyone to remember our nation's leaders in your prayers. The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the

Rep. Wesco: National Work Zone Awareness Week (4/23/2012)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Start Date: 4/23/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/23/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM National Work Zone Awareness week is April 23-27. Considering the amount of road construction that is taking place all throughout our state it is important to take some time and review work zone safety issues. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation

[r21] Statement: Rep. Wesco reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 Elkhart County St. Joseph County Statement: Rep. Wesco reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session STATEHOUSE – “I am very encouraged by the progress we have made during the 2012 legislative session. Despite the time constraints of a short session, the General Assembly worked diligently over the course of

[r21] Statement: Rep. Wesco reacts to State of the State Address (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012 Elkhart County St. Joseph County Statement: Rep. Wesco reacts toState of the State Address STATEHOUSE—Please include the following statement from Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) in your coverage of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ State of the State Address: “During the 8 years that Governor Daniels has served

[r21] House Democrats silence Hoosier voices (1/6/2012)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Start Date: 1/6/2012End Date: 1/6/2012 Elkhart County St. Joseph County House Democrats silence Hoosier voices No Show on First Day of Work “We again heard some compelling testimony in favor of Right-to-Work from experts in various professions around the country,” said Rep. Wesco. “Right-to-Work simply gives workers the freedom to

[r21] Rep. Wesco Appointed as Chairman to Interim Study Committee on Child Care (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2012 Elkhart County St. Joseph County Rep. Wesco Appointed as Chairman to Interim Study Committee on Child Care STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) was appointed as Chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Child Care. Rep. Wesco was also assigned to the Lake Michigan Marina and Shoreline

[r21] Rep. Wesco to Hold Town Hall Meetings (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2012 Elkhart County St. Joseph County Rep. Wesco to Hold Town Hall Meetings STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) will be holding town hall meetings on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, October 27th to discuss issues surrounding the 2012 legislative session. All interested citizens are encouraged

[r21] Rep. Wesco to Hold Town Hall Meetings (10/17/2011)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Start Date: 10/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/17/2011Rep. Wesco to Hold Town Hall Meetings STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) will be holding town hall meetings on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, October 27th to discuss issues surrounding the 2012 legislative session. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and voice any questions or

Wesco: Increased Education Funding and Complete Extension of Full-Day Kindergarten to Every School in Indiana

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Start Date: 6/1/2011 All Day End Date: 6/1/2011 <![CDATA[ Please include the following statement from Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) in your coverage of today's announcement made by Speaker Bosma, Governor Daniels and Senate President Pro Tempore Long. STATEHOUSE - "I applaud Governor Mitch Daniels, Speaker Brian Bosma, and President Pro

[r21] Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House (3/31/2011)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Start Date: 3/31/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2011Rep. Wesco's Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. Wesco's breast cancer screening and various abortion matters bill passed the House by a vote of 73 to 23. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration. HB 1210 finds a compelling state interest in protecting the unborn

[r21] House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy (3/11/2011)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Start Date: 3/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2011House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement. In November we took an oath to uphold Indiana and

[r21] Rep. Wesco's Bill Passes the House (3/1/2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Start Date: 3/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2011Rep. Wesco's Bill to Allow Home-schooled Athletes to Participate Passes through the House Rep. Timothy Wesco's (R-Osceola) bill to allow home-schooled athletes to participate in public school athletics passed through the House with a vote of 60 to 30 and will now move to the Senate for consideration. "House

[r21] Rep. Wesco Statement (2/28/2011)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Start Date: 2/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2011House Dems Stall Floor Debate STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) has been patiently waiting for two days for the House Democrats to return to the floor to recommence. In order for the House to resume session, approximately 67 of the House members must be present for a quorum call. There are 23

[r21] Rep. Wesco Offers Paging Opportunity (1/3/2011)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Start Date: 1/3/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2011

[r21] New Website Allows Hoosiers to Report Suspected Meth Activity (8/13/2010)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Start Date: 8/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/13/2010 Using the IMIS website (www.in.gov/meth), retailers can upload data about pseudoephedrine (PE) sales to be analyzed by law enforcement for purchasing patterns. The general public may even submit tips about suspected meth activity. Local State Rep.s Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown), Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) and

[r21] Taxpayers Should Expect Responsibility Always, says Walorski (7/16/2010)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Start Date: 7/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/16/2010 According to an article released by the Associated Press today, China is the largest foreign holder of Treasury securities. Now concerns are being raised that China could begin to shift money away from Treasury securities. It is expected that the shift could raise the cost of financing America's soaring

[r21] Justices Upheld Constitution, says Walorski (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010Please insert the following into your coverage of today's Supreme Court decision on the government's inability to restrain gun rights. "I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding citizens' Second Amendment rights on this issue," said State Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown). "This decision is significant

[r21] Alert from State Rep. Jackie Walorski: Watch for Homestead Verification Form This Spring (4/16/2010)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Start Date: 4/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2010This year Hoosiers may receive an extra sheet of paper with your property tax bill. "There is no cause for alarm", says Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown). The form is just a result of legislation enacted in 2009 through House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1344. Starting in 2010, HEA 1344 requires the tax statement to

[r21] Walorski's Statehouse Report Card: 100% (4/13/2010)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Start Date: 4/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2010 Of the 279 votes cast during January, February and March of 2010, Rep. Walorski was present to represent her constituents every time. "I'm proud to say that I have consistently showed up for the people I represent," said Rep. Walorski. "At the national level, legislators frequently don't show up to 20% of

[r21] $300,000 Grant Going to Elkhart Community Schools (4/12/2010)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Start Date: 4/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/12/2010st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. The 21st CCLC grant is to be used towards the creation or expansion of a community learning center. The grant was offered to public school districts, community-based organizations, public/private organizations, faith-based organizations, or a

[r21] Rep. Walorski: 2010 Session a Success (3/12/2010)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Start Date: 3/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/12/2010Sine Die, or "Last Day". "As usual, Pat Bauer made the last few days of this session a complete circus by prolonging negotiations and wasting taxpayer dollars," said Rep. Walorski. "However, in the end, both Republicans and Democrats came together on some key issues-especially some issues affecting teachers

[r21] Bauer Goes Back on Promises to End Session Early (3/4/2010)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Start Date: 3/4/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2010STATEHOUSE- Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) had plenty to say about the impromptu adjournment of Thursday night's session. Speaker Bauer (D-South Bend) had set the goal of ending session on Thursday, March 4, only to turn around and set the end date back an entire week to March 10. The extra week will cost

[r21] Rep. Walorski Honored by Colleagues on House Floor (3/3/2010)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Start Date: 3/3/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/3/2010 STATEHOUSE-Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) was honored by colleagues on the House floor today for her six years of public service as a state representative. "Jackie has been a tireless advocate for her community," said Republican Leader Brian Bosma. "She is one of the most passionate people I have ever met,

[r21] Walorski Fights to Protect Teachers: Effort is Soundly Defeated by House Democrats (2/25/2010)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Start Date: 2/25/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/25/2010In the past two weeks, House Republicans have repeatedly offered amendments to Senate Bill 309 which would have allowed a school corporation to transfer money from various funds to the school general fund in an amount equal to, but not greater than, those cuts that have been enacted due to state budget

[r21] Walorski Votes Yes for St. Joseph and Lake Counties (2/19/2010)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Start Date: 2/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/19/2010Rep. Walorski (R-Jimtown) voted for an amendment introduced by Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D- Munster) on Monday, February 15. This amendment was added to Senate Bill 250, which is a bill that deals with various tax matters. In its original form, the property tax caps exempted St. Joseph and Lake Counties

[r21] Walorski and Neese: Don't Trap Victims at the Scene of the Crime (2/3/2010)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Start Date: 2/3/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/3/2010 House Bill (HB) 1073 provides that a tenant leasing a dwelling may break their lease if the tenant is the victim of certain crimes, including burglary, residential entry and criminal trespass committed at the dwelling. In order to do so, the tenant would have to file a petition with a court and provide

[r21] Walorski and Stutzman: State Have Final Say (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010STATEHOUSE-Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Sen. Marlin Stutzman (R-Howe) today announced they have authored a resolution to remind the federal government that it is not sovereign over the states.House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 10 claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over certain powers, and

[r21] Rep. Walorski's Reaction to the State of the State (1/19/2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Start Date: 1/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/19/2010"The biggest looming question in everyone's minds right now is, when will the jobs return?" said Rep. Walorski (R-Jimtown). "Well, there's a difference between big government, which wants to be the creator and sustainer of the job, and what I advocate: government needs to take a step back and facilitate growth

[r21] Now is the Time to Crack Down, Says Walorski (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Date: 1/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2010STATEHOUSE- Since the close of the last year's session of the General Assembly, Mishawaka has been hit hard with tragedy as a result of drivers who were under the influence of controlled substances.Last summer, Shianna and Shayla Aston, ages 4 and 6, were killed by a driver who had metabolized marijuana in his

[r21] No Tricks or Treats from Sex Offenders, says Rep. Walorski (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2010STATEHOUSE- Child sex offenders in Indiana won't be able to offer candy or other enticements to children on Halloween, under a bill filed by state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany)."Registered child sex offenders have been found to be sexually violent predators or have been

[r21] Permanent Property Tax Relief is in Sight (1/7/2010)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Start Date: 1/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2010Permanent Property Tax Relief is in SightHowever, Rep. Walorski cites politics as usual in House Democrats STATEHOUSE-Constitutionally protected property tax caps passed a significant hurdle today in the House of Representatives, despite three amendments filed by House Democrats in an attempt to delay passage of

[r21] Rep. Walorski Hopes to Stimulate RV Sales, Economy (1/21/2009)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start Date: 1/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 21, 2009 - Sales of cargo trailers to out-of-state consumers would be exempt from state gross retail tax under a bill filed by state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen)."The RV industry affects so many people in Elkhart and northern Indiana," said Rep. Walorski.
Rep. Wesco speaking on the House floor
Rep. Wesco supporting Suits and Sneakers
Rep. Wesco attends the Bicentennial celebration in Elkhart
Rep. Wesco speaks with employees at Smart Temps in Mishawaka
Rep. Wesco visits Smart Temps in Mishawaka
Rep. Wesco speaks with a Smart Temps employee