Tony Cook

Tony Cook

Representative | District 32

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9678

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h32@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

McKenzie Clift

Phone: 317-232-9705

Email: mckenzie.clift@iga.in.gov

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope it serves as a helpful resource for information. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to serve in the General Assembly on behalf of the people of House District 32.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Your feedback will help me better represent you in the Statehouse.

Sincerely,

Tony Cook
State Representative
House District 32

Indiana House of Representatives: 2014-present

House District 32: Includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison and Delaware counties.

Committees:

  • Education
  • Elections and Apportionment
  • Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation

Statehouse Phone Number: 317-232-9705

Education:

  • Anderson College - Bachelor's Degree
  • Butler University - Master's Degree
  • Purdue University -  Education Specialist Degree

Occupation: Teacher/Principal/Superintendent (retired)

State Representative Tony Cook and his wife Kathryn live in Cicero. They have two grown sons.  Tony's education career spanned 40 years, including 25 years in various leadership capacities at Hamilton Heights and seven years as Principal of Noblesville High School.

House District 32 consists of all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Howard, Grant, Madison, and Delaware counties.

Rep. Cook discusses support for RFRA and clarification

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

STATEHOUSE- “Senate Enrolled Act 101, more commonly referred to as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or simply RFRA, was never intended to be a means of discrimination and exclusion; rather, it was meant to be a means of inclusion for the religious convictions of all Hoosiers. “Unfortunately, the letter of the law was subject to

Tony Cook sworn in as State Representative for District 32

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, December 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was sworn in today by Chief Justice Loretta Rush to serve House District 32. He was joined at the ceremony by his family. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my community in this new capacity,” said Rep. Cook. “I bring 40 years of education experience, and I look forward to working

[r32] Rep. Turner pleased pro-jobs bill signed into law (3/26/2014)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Start Date: 3/26/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 3/26/2014 Rep. Eric Turner pleased “pro-jobs bill” signed into law STATEHOUSE – “As the author of House Bill 1001, I worked this session to give local governments the option to exempt business personal property taxes. I was very pleased to be a part of this pro-jobs

[r32] Rep. Turner helps create a state tax credit for adoptive families (3/5/2014)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Start Date: 3/5/2014 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2014Rep. Turner helps create a state tax credit for adoptive families STATEHOUSE – A bill co-authored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) providing a state tax credit for individuals that adopt a child is heading to the governor’s desk after being concurred on by the House. House Bill (HB)

[r32] Lifeline Law expansion passes Indiana House (2/26/2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Start Date: 2/26/2014 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2014Lifeline Law expansion passes Indiana House STATEHOUSE – Today, legislation expanding Indiana’s Lifeline Law passed out of the House unanimously. Senate Bill (SB) 227, cosponsored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), will provide legal protection for anyone less than 21 years old who

[r32] Rep. Turner supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 All DayEnd Date: 1/23/2014Rep. Turner supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer STATEHOUSE — State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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

[r32] Rep. Turner supports bill to provide tax credits for adopting households (1/15/2014)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Start Date: 1/15/2014 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2014Rep. Turner supports bill to provide tax credits for adopting households STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) supports House Bill (HB) 1222, which would provide a state tax credit for individuals that adopt a child. HB 1222 would establish an adjusted gross income tax credit for

[r32] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMOrganization Day charity drive focuses on giving back STATEHOUSE — State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to

[r32] Indiana's tax climate ranked 10th in the nation (10/15/2013)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Start Date: 10/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 10/15/2013 Indiana’s tax climate ranked 10th in the nation STATEHOUSE – Indiana’s tax climate ranked 10th in a national report released this week from the Tax Foundation, an independent, non-partisan organization that provides research and analysis on federal and state

[r32] Rep. Turner receives Legislator of the Year Award (10/11/2013)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Start Date: 10/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 10/11/2013 End Time: 1:59 PMRep. Turner receives Legislator of the Year Award STATEHOUSE – The Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI) presented State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) with the Legislator of the Year Award last night. During the AAI’s annual conference in Plymouth, Rep.

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Steven Perkins, Indiana Teacher of the Year (10/4/2013 - 10/5/2013)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Start Date: 10/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner congratulates Steven Perkins, Indiana Teacher of the Year STATEHOUSE – “Every teacher aspires to make a positive difference in the lives of students; they are the future. Steven Perkins has stood out from many highly qualified candidates to be

[r32] Rep. Turner's statement on Rep. Pond's passing (9/23/2013)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Start Date: 9/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/23/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner: Honored to serve with Rep. Pond “State Representative Phyllis Pond was a dedicated public servant for more than three decades. I had the distinct privilege of serving with her for the past twenty years on the House Ways and Means committee and valued

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates local families on longstanding farms (8/7/2013)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Start Date: 8/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Turner congratulates local families on longstanding farms STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates the Michel family farm from Tipton, Ind. and the Richardson family farm from Sheridan, Ind. for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The

[r32] STATEMENT: Rep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings (6/26/2013 - 6/27/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings Please include the following statement from State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) in response to today’s United States Supreme Court rulings: “The federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 protected the

[r32] Rep. Turner appointed to interim study committees (6/25/2013)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Date: 6/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Turner appointed to interim study committees STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) has been appointed to be an alternate for the Budget Committee and to serve as a member of the Health Finance Commission and the Commission on State Tax &

[r32] Indianapolis Motor Speedway bill signed into law (5/23/2013)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Start Date: 5/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 5/23/2013 End Time: 1:59 PMIndianapolis Motor Speedway bill signed into law STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), who served as the author for House Enrolled (HEA) Act 1544, joined motorsports industry representatives today as the governor signed the bill into law. HEA 1544

[r32] Rep. Turner: Bill signed into law gives nonviolent offenders a fresh start (5/6/2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Start Date: 5/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/6/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMBill signed into law gives nonviolent offenders a fresh start STATEHOUSE – A bill to eliminate or expunge non-violent, felony or misdemeanor charges was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence. Coauthored by State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), House Enrolled

[r32] 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: 1:59 AMLargest tax cut in Hoosier history STATEHOUSE — Authored by the Chairman of Ways and Means, State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001, the biennial budget for the State of Indiana, passed this session with a 70 to 30 vote and sent to

[r32] More assistance for “Hardest Hit” Hoosiers (4/18/2013 - 4/19/2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Start Date: 4/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMMore assistance for “Hardest Hit” Hoosiers STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference yesterday announcing the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury identified Indiana as one of 18 states plus the

[r32] Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMStudents receive prestigious award at the Statehouse STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulate Clayton Smith from Sharpsville and Anna R. Bates from Cicero for both receiving the 2013 Comcast

[r32] Representative Turner honored at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration (4/5/2013)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Start Date: 4/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMRepresentative Turner honored at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the 9th Annual Kennedy-King Commemoration. The award was given to Rep. Turner to recognize his

[r32] Rep. Turner: Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMHoosier farmers recognized for achievements STATEHOUSE – State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates the Crawford-Sinclair, Paul and Kelsay families for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards were presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and

[r32] Rep. Turner: 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 PMHouse Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session STATEHOUSE — State Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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

[r32] Rep. Eric Turner elected to leadership roles (12/3/2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Start Date: 12/3/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/3/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner selected to leadership roles STATEHOUSE –Speaker of the House Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced that State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) will continue to be the Speaker Pro Tempore for the Indiana House of Representatives for the 118th

[r32] Rep. Turner: State balances in the strongest possible position (11/21/2012)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Start Date: 11/21/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/21/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Eric Turner: State balances in strongest possible position The following is a statement from State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) in response to Governor Mitch Daniels’ press conference highlighting the Automatic Taxpayer Refund today: "I was very pleased

[r32] Rep. Turner to focus on jobs, educational opportunities for 2013 (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Turner to focus on jobs, educational opportunities for 2013 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

[r32] Own Your American Dream (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE- 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. “Not

[r32] ISMA awards Rep. Turner as Legislator of the Year (10/1/2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Start Date: 10/1/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/1/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) awarded State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) with the Legislator of the Year Award. Rep. Turner, along with two other legislators, was presented the award during the ISMA’s annual convention which took place

[r32] Rep. Turner announces local job fair (9/26/2012)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Start Date: 9/26/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/26/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is pleased to announce a job fair coming to Noblesville on Oct. 2. The job fair will be held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds on Pleasant St. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by the Mayor of Noblesville, John

[r32] Hoosier Homestead Awards Presented to Local Farms (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates two families who received the Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair on August 8. Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay presented the awards in the Farm Bureau Building. The

[r32] Indiana ranked 5th in the nation (5/9/2012)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Start Date: 5/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/9/2012 In a report released last week, Indiana was ranked as the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth best nationwide in a survey of more than 500 chief executives by Chief Executive magazine. To see the full magazine article click here. This recent ranking is the latest of a series of

Rep. Torr: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/9/2012 - 5/10/2012)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Start Date: 5/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Teaching is one of the most important occupations that one could pursue. Teachers not only equip students with how to read and write but leave long lasting wisdom to help young people succeed in their academia, career and family lives. I want you to

[r32} Rep. Turner’s inheritance tax legislation signed into law (3/20/2012)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Start Date: 3/20/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 3/20/2012 STATEHOUSE –The Inheritance Tax bill, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 293, was signed in to law today. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) sponsored the legislation that would allow small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or

[r32] Smoking Ban signed into law (3/19/2012)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Start Date: 3/19/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 3/19/2012 STATEHOUSE –Indiana became the 30th state to have a comprehensive smoke-free statute. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) co-authored the smoking ban, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1149, which was signed by Governor Daniels into law today. “Hoosiers’

[r32] Rep. Turner's inheritance tax legislation headed to Governor's desk (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE –The Inheritance Tax bill, Senate Bill (SB) 293, passed out of the House Friday with a final vote of 78-17 and is now headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Rep. Eric Turner’s (R-Cicero) sponsored bill would allow small business owners, farmers and individuals who have

[r32] Smoking ban legislation headed to the Governor's desk (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE –Indiana is well on its way to becoming smoke-free. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored House Bill (HB) 1149 which passed out of the Senate with a final vote on Friday and is now ready for the Governor to sign into law. The smoking ban legislation, HB 1149, will prohibit smoking in public places,

[r32] New law disassociates Indiana from companies in Iran (3/6/2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Start Date: 3/6/2012End Date: 3/6/2012 STATEHOUSE-Companies that have specified business activities or investments in Iran’s energy sector will be prohibited from contracting with the State of Indiana and its subdivisions under new law. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) sponsored the prohibition, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 231, which applies to new contracts

[r32] Inheritance tax bill makes its way through the General Assembly (2/29/2012)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Start Date: 2/29/2012End Date: 2/29/2012STATEHOUSE – The Inheritance Tax, Senate Bill 293, sponsored by Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) passed out of the House on Tuesday with an 80-17 vote. The proposed bill allows small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or others without tax.

[r32] Legislation to disassociate Indiana from Iran's energy sector (2/28/2012)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Start Date: 2/28/2012End Date: 2/28/2012STATEHOUSE- The Indiana House has passed a bill that would prohibit the State of Indiana and its subdivisions from contracting with companies that have specified business activities or investments in Iran’s energy sector. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) is sponsoring the prohibition, Senate Bill (SB) 231, which

[r32] Taylor University's Coach Paul Patterson honored by House (2/16/2012)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Start Date: 2/16/2012End Date: 2/16/2012STATEHOUSE- Taylor University’s men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson was recognized today by the Indiana House of Representatives in honor of becoming the only coach in history to record 700 wins while coaching at a four-year Indiana college. Coach Patterson along with the Taylor University men’s

[r32] Rep. Turner honors Super Bowl Host Committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE- Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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. The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s

[r32] Representatives help men and women transitioning from correctional facilities to workforce (2/6/2012)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Start Date: 2/6/2012End Date: 2/6/2012STATEHOUSE- A clothing drive was hosted at the Statehouse last week for men and women who are getting ready to return to the workforce from correctional facilities. State Representatives Eric Turner (R-Cicero), Peggy Welch (D-Bloomington) and Cindy Noe (R-Indianapolis) were among the group of legislators and staff

[r32] Rep. Turner's proposed legislation phases out inheritance tax (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012STATEHOUSE –House Bill 1199, co-authored by Reps. Eric Turner (R-Marion) and Jeff Thompson (R- Lizton), passed out of the House on Monday with a 78-17 vote. The proposed bill allows small business owners, farmers and individuals who have acquired savings and assets to pass these to their children or others

[r32] Smoking Ban legislation passes out of House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012STATEHOUSE –A bill to ban smoking in work places passed out of the House today with a 62-34 vote. Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored the legislation, House Bill (HB) 1149, that would limit smoking in public places among other enclosed areas. The final version of the smoking ban legislation will prohibit

[r32] Smoking ban legislation advances through the House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012STATEHOUSE –A bill to ban smoking in work places advanced in the House today, with the bill passing out of second reading. Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored the legislation that would limit smoking in public places among other enclosed areas. The smoking ban legislation, House Bill 1149, will prohibit

[r32] Rep. Turner reacts to State of the State (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012STATEHOUSE -“It was an honor to be in attendance at Governor Daniels’ final State of the State address. The Governor has been an outstanding public servant. We were reminded in the Governor’s address of Indiana’s fiscal solvency, the top rankings it has received, and the fact no taxes have been

[r32] House Democrats silent Hoosier voices (1/4/2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start Date: 1/4/2012End Date: 1/4/2012STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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 session, which prevented all

[r32] Rep. Turner: Hoosiers back to work is top priority (11/22/2011)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start Date: 11/22/2011End Date: 11/22/2011STATEHOUSE — Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day, a ceremony setting the tone for the upcoming legislative session. This year, Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) delivered a speech that addressed job

[r32] Rep. Turner: Median barriers to provide safety to I-69 travelers (10/28/2011)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Start Date: 10/28/2011End Date: 10/28/2011STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the announcement made by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to add median barriers to Interstate 69 in Grant County. The barriers to be added are designed to prevent cross-over crashes. Rep. Turner worked with INDOT in championing the

Wrapping up the interim, gearing up for session (10/28/2011)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Start Date: 10/28/2011End Date: 10/28/2011 Following the 2011 legislative session, the General Assembly has continued to work hard and take a closer look at issues facing Hoosiers across the state. At the beginning of the interim, which began once session ended in April, Speaker Brian Bosma appointed each member to various interim study committees.

Rep. Turner encouraging fourth graders to partake in essay competition (10/21/2011)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Start Date: 10/21/2011 End Date: 10/21/2011 STATEHOUSE— State Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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

[r32] Rep. Turner named ‘Public Policy Advocate of the Year’ (9/27/2011)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Start Date: 9/27/2011End Date: 9/27/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) accepted the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition’s ‘Advocate of the Year’ award on Saturday. The award recognizes Rep. Turner’s work on the ‘Second Chance Law’, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. Rep. Turner authored HEA 1211, the second

[r32] Rep. Turner receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ for pro-life efforts (9/9/2011)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Start Date: 9/9/2011End Date: 9/9/2011STATEHOUSE –State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was presented with the Indiana Family Institute’s 2011 Legislator of the Year award on Wednesday, an accomplishment recognizing him for his pro-marriage, pro-life and pro-family legislative efforts. This is the first time the Indiana Family Institute has given

[r32] New Legislation Provides Continued Government Transparency (8/1/2011)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Start Date: 8/1/2011End Date: 8/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Indiana now offers a central website devoted to viewing the financial information for local government expenditures and school corporations as well as state government finances through the recently launched government transparency portal. State Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) authored House

[r32] Rep. Turner: Pete Dye Golf Trail ‘welcome addition’ to Indiana tourism (8/1/2011)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Start Date: 8/1/2011End Date: 8/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the launch last week of the statewide Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven public golf courses designed by Indiana native, renowned architect and accomplished golfer Pete Dye. The trail is part of an effort to showcase Dye’s course designs as well as

[r32] Rep. Turner: Indiana in strong fiscal shape (7/18/2011)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Start Date: 7/18/2011End Date: 7/18/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the announcement of the state closing out fiscal year 2011 with $1.2 billion in reserves. Auditor Tim Berry announced Indiana closing the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a net reserve balance around $173 million greater than what they

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Tipton (7/13/2011)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Start Date: 7/13/2011End Date: 7/13/2011STATEHOUSE—Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulated the City of Tipton for receiving a $195,000 grant for a community project today. The grant was presented by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. “I congratulate Tipton for receiving this grant,” said

[r32] Rep. Turner ranked with high voting record (7/11/2011)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Start Date: 7/11/2011End Date: 7/11/2011STATEHOUSE – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis ranked Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) as one of the highest voting records for state lawmakers during the 2011 session with a score of 94 percent. He was also recognized as a legislator who demonstrated conspicuous leadership on

[r32] Rep. Turner appointed to study Barnes v. State of Indiana (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011End Date: 7/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to serve on the Legislative Council Barnes v. State of Indiana summer subcommittee. The subcommittee met Wednesday to formally begin reviewing the Barnes vs. State of Indiana decision regarding police entry. Rep. Turner is one of four legislative

[r32] Rep. Turner: Second chance law to take effect (7/1/2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Start Date: 7/1/2011End Date: 7/1/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) joined Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) in announcing a change in state law to allow non-violent offenders to request their criminal records be kept private. The legislators were joined by Quinn Minor, an Indianapolis resident who was able to file a petition with the

[r32] Rep. Turner applauds drug screenings for training program users (6/27/2011)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Start Date: 6/27/2011End Date: 6/27/2011 STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) applauds the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) implementation of mandatory drug testing for Hoosiers who receive training paid though the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Indiana is the first state in the nation to drug test individuals who receive

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Mississinewa High School (6/23/2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Start Date: 6/23/2011End Date: 6/23/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates Mississinewa High School for being among12 Indiana schools selected for the Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program, an honor given by the Indiana Department of Education based on the school having some of the largest non-waiver graduation rate

[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Mississinewa High School (6/23/2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Start Date: 6/23/2011End Date: 6/23/2011STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) congratulates Mississinewa High School for being among12 Indiana schools selected for the Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program, an honor given by the Indiana Department of Education based on the school having some of the largest non-waiver graduation rate

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) on Sine die (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011 "Overall, I think Hoosiers will be pleased with what we have accomplished this session, and we did it despite the unique circumstances we faced this year."-30-

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner on the Governor's Decision to Sign HB 1210 (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011

[r32] Statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) on HB 1210 (4/28/2011)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Start Date: 4/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/28/2011

[r32] Statement from Rep. Turner on US 31 expansion (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011STATEHOUSE - "Today's groundbreaking is another step forward in our efforts to improve Indiana's and Hamilton County's infrastructure. Something we have worked hard in the legislature to improve and as a resident of Cicero I understand the importance of the US 31 project. "Improvements to US 31 will have a

[r32] New Bill Would Increase Government Transparency (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011 State Auditor, Tim Berry, has already created a broad based user-friendly website required by the bill. However, if the bill passes through the Senate and is signed into law by Governor Daniels, the state agencies, local governments, and school districts would be required to post detailed spending

[r32] General Assembly to Hold Public Meetings on Redistricting (3/21/2011)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Start Date: 3/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/21/2011 "We want this process to be as open and transparent as possible," said Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero). "In the past there have been some concerns about how districts are redrawn, and the public has expressed those concerns. These public meetings will allow people to give their input and receive insight on what

[r32] New Bill Would Increase Government Transparency (3/12/2011)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Start Date: 3/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/12/2011 The bill would require the State of Indiana to create a user-friendly website that posts detailed information about government expenditures. Required information to be posted includes: . Budgets . Expenditures . Contracts, grants, and leases . Property owned by the state . Educational institutions . Local

[r32] Rep. Turner's Comments on House Joint Resolution 6 passing (2/15/2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Start Date: 2/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2011-30- Rep. Turner is the Speaker Pro Tempore and represents District 32 in the Indiana House of Representatives.

[r32] House Passes Child Protection Registry (2/10/2011)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Start Date: 2/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/10/2011 Any communications to contacts listed on the child protection registry containing material harmful to minors or advertising for products or services that are illegal for minors would be prohibited. "While we have some barriers in place to protect our children from inappropriate material, this bill address

[r32] Remembering Reagan (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

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[r32] House Passes Statewide Smoking Ban With Exemptions (1/31/2011)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Start Date: 1/31/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/31/2011 "Support for this ban has continued to grow amongst the public. Each year we get more and more information about the risks of smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke. This bill is about protecting the public from some of those risks," said Rep. Turner. "This is a public health issue that we need to address."

[r32] Rep. Turner Named Speaker Pro Tempore (11/19/2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Start Date: 11/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/19/2010 "What an honor it is to be appointed to such position by the Speaker," said Rep. Turner today. "I am very appreciative and I am looking forward to severing our Speaker and our assembly to the best of my ability this upcoming session. Rep. Turner was Speaker Pro Tem during the 114th General Assembly and

[r32] Parents Are Key to Educational Success, says Turner (10/5/2010)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Start Date: 10/5/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2010Please insert the following quote into your coverage of Dr. Tony Bennett and the Pacer organization, who are together promoting parental involvement in education. Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) is pleased with State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Tony Bennett, and the Pacers organization, who are promoting

[r32] "What Indiana Means To Me:" Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition (9/22/2010)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Start Date: 9/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/22/2010The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring an essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Statehouse. I

[r32] Turner, House Republican Leaders Unveil Strengthen Indiana Plan (9/15/2010)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Start Date: 9/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/15/2010STATEHOUSE-Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) and other House Republicans today unveiled a detailed plan to "Strengthen Indiana" during a press conference in the House Chambers. In 2011, the House of Representatives must craft a budget for the State of Indiana. In 2005, when House Republicans were last in the

[r32] National Organization Recognizes Rep. Turner's Pro-Business Voting Record (9/14/2010)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Start Date: 9/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/14/2010 The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small business. The organization has a specialized understanding of what legislation would promote or harm small business growth. This year's scores were determined by floor votes that

[r32] Rep. Turner Applauds Transparency (9/1/2010)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Start Date: 9/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/1/2010

[r32] Rep. Turner Elected to Serve on National Conference of State Legislatures' Executive Committee (8/31/2010)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Start Date: 8/31/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/31/2010 The Executive committee meets four times a year to oversee the development and implementation of NCSL policies. Representative Turner has been an active member of the National Conference of State Legislatures throughout his tenure as a state legislator. "As the federal government assumes a bigger role in

[r32] Homeowners Facing Foreclosure can 'Get Hope' with Free Workshops (8/20/2010)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Start Date: 8/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/20/2010With demand for home refinancing loans at its highest level in 15 months, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is encouraging Hoosiers to avoid foreclosure through free workshops. Since 2007 the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network has assisted more than 75,000 troubled borrowers. The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention

[r32] Gun Bans Struck Down; Rep. Turner Pleased with Supreme Court's Decision (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010STATEHOUSE- State Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) supports the United States Supreme Court's decision yesterday restraining the government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms." Last year, Rep. Turner signed onto the National Rifle Association's (NRA) amicus brief in this case,

[r32] Rep. Turner Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/8/2010)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Start Date: 6/8/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/8/2010 The Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy will study the following in addition to other topics: Allocation and distribution of county adjusted gross income taxes, county option income taxes and county economic development income taxes State and local road fundingTax credits for contributions to K-12

[r32] Rep. Turner: Indiana can't afford federal healthcare mandates (4/15/2010)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Start Date: 4/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2010Congress recently passed healthcare legislation that will have a profound effect on states, including our own. Unfortunately, it seems that the 2,500 page bill the president signed into law contains billions of dollars in unfunded mandates-and Indiana is now going to have to pick up an enormous tab.Of all my

[r32] Turner Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010STATEHOUSE-Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Turner (R-Marion) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "I'm pleased with the governor's remarks. Holding the line on spending will be critical for Indiana to emerge from this recession a leader in the nation," said

[r32] Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance to Senate STATEHOUSE- Representative Eric Turner (R-Marion) released the following statement today in response to the passage of HJR1, the constitutional amendment to permanently cap homeowner's property taxes. The measure passed the House by a vote of

[r32] Rep. Turner Honors Fallen Heroes (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009 The names of 152 soldiers, sailors and Marines were read from the podium in the presence of the full House and members of the fallen Hoosiers' families. "What a humbling experience it is to think about the devotion of these men and women and the sacrifices they made," said Rep. Turner. "They gave their blood

[r32] Beware the Scammers (3/9/2009)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Start Date: 3/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/9/2009ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM: With all the news about the federal stimulus package, it is not a surprise some people are using the package as the basis for a scam.This scam, using e-mail and the Internet, tries to convince people they can qualify for part of federal government's stimulus package. The scammers ask, of

[r32] Democrats Vote to Gut Taxpayer Referenda (2/26/2009)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Start Date: 2/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2009 The bill, passed by a 52-48 party line vote, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

[r32] Marriage Is Still Worth Defining, Defending (2/21/2009)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Start Date: 2/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2009STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2009) - Back in the first days of this General Assembly session, I introduced an amendment to the Indiana Constitution defining and defending marriage. | I hoped the House would be allowed to debate and vote on the amendment, and I was confident that, if we did get that opportunity, the

[r32] Nothing about This Budget Deserved a 'Yes' Vote (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009Nothing about This Budget Deserved a 'Yes' Vote I could not support a budget that takes more money out of Hoosiers' pockets than it should STATEHOUSE - The budget passed by the Democrat majority in the Indiana House of Representatives on Friday is not only a disappointment, it is a disaster. That is why I

[r32] Statement from Rep. Turner on the Passing of Senator Ford (3/5/2008)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Start Date: 3/5/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/5/2008

[r32] SB 345 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008

[r32] SJR 1 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008"From the beginning, property tax reform has been the No. 1 priority for this legislative session," said Rep. Turner. "SJR 1, in its current form, is unworkable. Rep. (William) Crawford (D-Indianapolis) has admitted that there is no viable evidence on the results of basing property taxes on a household income.

[r32] Bipartisan Group Urges Reps. Bauer and Pelath to Hear SJR 7 (2/19/2008)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Start Date: 2/19/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/19/2008-30-

[r32] Rep. Turner Authors Student Athlete Drug Testing (1/23/2008)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Start Date: 1/23/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/23/2008

[r32] Rep. Turner Votes $900 Million Tax Cut Out of Committee (1/17/2008)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Start Date: 1/17/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/17/2008 The assessment system would be over-hauled, bringing training and certification to the process and reducing 1,100 assessors statewide down to one assessor per county. The assessor would be appointed by the county commissioners and county council. HB 1001 now moves to the House floor, where it will be handed

[r32] Rep. Turner Begins Work at the Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Marion), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Turner starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "It's no secret that the primary focus of

[r32] Turner Commends BMV for New Convenience Initiatives (12/21/2007)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Start Date: 12/21/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/21/2007"Online discounts only make sense and give the pubic an incentive for taking advantage of online services. Call ahead appointments allow individuals the opportunity to schedule an appointment that best fits their individual schedules."I applaud Commissioner Ron Stiver and his entire BMV staff for putting

[r32] Rep. Turner Comments on Kernan-Shepard Report (12/11/2007)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Start Date: 12/11/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/11/2007"I am encouraged with the work of the Kernan-Shepard Commission. It certainly gives us a framework to consider for the 21st century to make government more efficient and more effective."I want to make sure, in all of the consolidation discussions, rural Indiana and our small communities do not lose their

[r32] Rep. Turner Responds to 7th Circuit Court Ruling (10/31/2007)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Start Date: 10/31/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/31/2007

[r32] Rep. Turner Comments on the Governor's Property Tax Plan (10/24/2007)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Start Date: 10/24/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/24/2007 "The Governor's plan has a solid foundation for the legislature to build off," said Rep. Turner. "The plan sets forth an excellent framework that includes substantial property tax cuts and lasting property tax relief for every Hoosier homeowner. In addition, the plan caps state and local government

[r32] Representative Turner Applauds ISTEP+ Move to Spring (10/5/2007)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Start Date: 10/5/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2007(STATEHOUSE) Oct. 5, 2007 - Today, Governor Mitch Daniels and the State Board of Education announced that the ISTEP+ exam will be moved from the fall to the spring. House Republicans have made moving the ISTEP+ a top priority for many years. "I commend the Governor and the State Board of Education for their

[r32] Representative Turner Votes to Repeal the "Death Tax" (1/25/2007)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Start Date: 1/25/2007 All DayEnd Date: 1/25/2007 In general, estates or beneficiaries of Indiana residents are required to file an inheritance tax return if the value of transfers to any beneficiary is greater than the exemption allowed for that beneficiary. The committee report proposed by House Republicans includes a five-year phase-out of the Indiana

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