Wes Culver

Wes Culver

Representative | District 49

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9678

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h49@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Brenda Holmes

Phone: 317-232-9693

Email: brenda.holmes@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

It has been my honor to serve the people of District 49 in the Indiana General Assembly. My goal each session is to accurately represent the concerns that are most important to our thriving community. I am continually looking for ways to improve the economic conditions in Elkhart County.

At the Statehouse, I will continue to fight to bring jobs to Northern Indiana, lower taxes. I ran for this office to be a voice for those who feel government has grown too big, increases too many taxes and stifles job growth with unnecessary laws. My hope as your State Representative is that I will have an opportunity to meet with many members of our community and address the concerns that they have. Your feedback helps me assess the issues that are most important to our district.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any thoughts, questions or concerns that you may have. If you are interested in receiving information about issues in the state government affecting our community, I encourage you to email me at h49@in.gov and request to be added to my email sign up. You will receive communication providing details on major issues in session as well as updates on what I am doing to improve our community.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or thoughts.


Wes Culver

State Representative

House District 49

Indiana House of Representatives: 2008-Present

House District 49: Eastern portion of Elkhart County

House Standing Committees:

  • Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
  • Financial Institutions 
  • Interstate and International Cooperation (Chair)
  • Select Committee on Government Reduction

Interim Study Committees:

  • Pension Management Oversight
  • Tourism Council

Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: 317-232-9678

Education: Bachelors in Business Administration

Occupation: Entrepreneur

State Representative Wes Culver has resided in northern Indiana since 1960, making him the perfect man to represent the community of Elkhart County. He was raised on a duck farm in Middlebury, IN where he was instilled with values of hard work, personal responsibility, family, frugality and service to others. These values directly translated into his work as a business owner as well as a state legislator. Along with the businesses which he has started and owns, Rep. Culver started a few non-profit organizations including:

Legacy Child which helps families with adoption expenses

Shalom House which gets builders and supplies to build a home, sell and give the money to MennoniteWorld Relief

New Harvest Ministries, which was a Christian teaching ministry to young adults and school age students in Northern Indiana for 10 years

Rep. Culver faithfully pursues a successful business career, but while doing that he has constantly sought other ways to serve others through numerous church, para-church and social service agencies. He is also a member of the World Missionary Press Board. Rep. Culver has twice taken 3 year periods away from his business to be a pastor. He also enjoys motorcycling, snowboarding and running marathons. In 1980 he married his wife, Val. Together they have three children: Craig, Chelsea and Cydney.

House District 49 consists of the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana.

Culver: New scholarship available for future teachers

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, October 5, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) announced the launch of a new scholarship program designed to incentivize top-performing high school students to pursue a career teaching in Indiana’s classrooms. Culver supported a new law this year establishing the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Beginning Nov. 1,

Culver to serve on Pension study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight. In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation. “The

Culver: Middle class is growing in Elkhart, Goshen

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2016) — State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Elkhart) announced today that a recent study by the Pew Research Center points to positive economic changes in Elkhart and Goshen. According to the study, these communities that struggled through the recession can now count 63 percent of its population as middle class – eighth in the nation.

Help put a stop to domestic violence

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Help put a stop to domestic violence Sadly, we are once again learning of more incidences of domestic violence as we turn on the local news. It’s a good idea to learn more about the issue because you may need to help a friend or a loved one in a bad situation. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), domestic violence

Rep. Culver: Take my online survey

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dear Friends,

The 2016 legislative session is here and I would like your feedback on several important issues.

I am committed to keeping the momentum going this session as we work
 toward developing a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan to maintain and improve our roads and bridges. As the Crossroads of America, our infrastructure plays a key role in our state's economy.

Rep. Culver supports biennial budget and tourism funding

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE - “I supported House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, as it keeps education our top priority and creates the largest increase to education funding in our state’s history. Additionally, our budget invests $59 million in new money to help reduce recidivism and support community correction programs all while remaining true to our values of fiscal integrity.

Rep. Culver’s “Right to Try” legislation signed into law

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) authored legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to try a drug or treatment that has gone through the first stage of approval for use. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1065 was signed into law by Governor Pence.

Rep. Culver: Providing Hoosier patients the "right to try"

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Providing Hoosier patients the "right to try" I had the privilege of meeting Jordan McLinn, a young boy who is suffering from a life-threatening condition. Recently, his family came to the Statehouse and testified in favor of a bill I authored that would allow those with terminal illnesses or conditions like Jordan's access to possible resources that could

Rep. Culver appointed Chairman of Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation (12/4/2014)

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Thursday, December 4, 2014

Start Date: 12/4/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 12/4/2014 Rep. Culver appointed Chairman of Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation STATEHOUSE - House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially

Culver, Yoder create North Central Indiana Caucus (6/4/2014)

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Start Date: 6/4/2014 Start Time: 8:30 AM End Date: 6/4/2014 End Time: 8:30 AM Culver, Yoder create North Central Indiana Caucus STATEHOUSE –State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) and State Senator Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) have created an informal bipartisan caucus, which will focus on economic issues that affect North Central

Rep. Culver: Unclaimed Indiana (5/22/2014)

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Start Date: 5/22/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 5/22/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM Dear Editor, The Indiana Attorney General recently announced that Indiana is holding over $400M in unclaimed funds. Even though I didn’t have money waiting, I found that my nephew did. During my search, I saw that there were hundreds of dollars in unclaimed

Rep. Culver congratulates Firefly Home Care (1/14/2014)

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) is honored to announce that Firefly Home Care, LLC. has received an Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award presented by Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Sue Ellspermann.

[r49] House Page Program will open to 13-18 year olds (8/23/2013)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Start Date: 8/23/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/23/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) invites local students to apply for the 2014 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

[r49] Rep. Culver to speak at memorial ceremony Sunday (5/22/2013)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Start Date: 5/22/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 5/22/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) will be speaking at the memorial headstone dedication for Cpl. Mark L. Wilt on Sunday along with State Senator Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski sponsored by the American Legion Mark L.

[r49] Rep. Culver pleased with the 2013 legislative session (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 Rep. Culver pleased with the 2013 legislative session STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) is pleased to announce that the 2013 session has successfully come to a close. In addition to a fiscally conservative, balanced budget, many pieces of legislation

[r49] Drug test bill inspires safer environment for Hoosier children (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 AMDrug test bill inspires safer environment for Hoosier children STATEHOUSE – On Monday, a bill passed out of House that would require Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Fund recipients to adhere to a random drug-examination. House Bill (HB) 1483 passed with a 78

[r49] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/2/2013)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Start Date: 1/2/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/2/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) 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. “This is a great

[r49] Rep. Culver chairs committee meeting, hears testimony (10/18/2012)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Start Date: 10/18/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/18/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) chaired the third and final interim study committee meeting of the Commission on Developmental Disabilities last week. Topics of discussion included limitations on family members as paid caregivers, the gap in funding between

[r49] $500,000 available for green and renewable energy initiatives (10/11/2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Start Date: 10/11/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 10/11/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2012 Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) are now being accepted by the Office of Energy Development. This $500,000 grant program is available to fund non-residential entities

[r49] 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 PMSTATEHOUSE- 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

[r49] 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. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) 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 the

[49] Commission on Developmental Disabilities meets (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 PMCommission on Developmental Disabilities meets STATEHOUSE- Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) recently chaired the second meeting of the Commission on Developmental Disabilities. The committee heard a presentation about employment opportunities for the developmentally disabled from the

[49] Commission on Developmental Disabilities to meet (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 PMCommission on Developmental Disabilities to Meet STATEHOUSE - The first meeting of the Commission on Developmental Disabilities will be held next month and overseen by State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) who was recently appointed as the chair of the commission. Who: Rep. Culver

[49] Rep. Culver: Pro-Jobs Legislator (9/14/2012 - 9/15/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/15/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMRep. Culver: Pro - Jobs Legislator STATEHOUSE – The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked Rep. Culver (R-Goshen) as having a 97 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. "Passing job creating legislation

[r49] Rep. Culver congratulates Goshen Community Schools (4/19/2012)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Start Date: 4/19/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/19/2012 Goshen Schools honored with “Excellence in Performance Grant” STATEHOUSE— State Representative Wes Culver (R- Goshen) congratulates Goshen Community Schools on becoming one of the first recipients of Indiana’s “Excellence in Performance Grant.” Superintendent

[r49] Rep. Culver Comments on Discovered Local Option Income Tax Funds (4/5/2012)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Start Date: 4/5/2012End Date: 4/5/2012 State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Department of Revenue and the Office of Management and Budget: STATEHOUSE— “Today we have been notified of an accounting error related to local option income taxes that our local units of government

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

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012 All Day End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE— “It is hard to believe the 2012 legislative session is already complete. In the short amount of time that we had, I believe we were able to make substantial advancements for the state of Indiana. “We addressed many pertinent issues, like education, job creation and

Rep. Culver applauds Supreme Industries for expanding in Goshen (3/6/2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Start Date: 3/6/2012 All Day End Date: 3/6/2012 Rep. Culver applauds Supreme Industries for expanding in Goshen STATEHOUSE—State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) applauds Supreme Industries, Inc. for announcing plans to expand its operation in Goshen, creating up to 350 new jobs by 2015. Supreme Industries is a full-line

Rep. Culver: Options available to those needing mortgage assistance (3/5/2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Start Date: 3/5/2012 All Day End Date: 3/5/2012 Options available to those needing mortgage assistance Bank of America Mobile Tour Coming to Goshen STATEHOUSE—State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) wants constituents of District 49 to be aware of housing consultations for those with mortgages through Bank of America to assist

[49] Rep. Culver 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— “During his time as Governor, Mitch Daniels worked to advance this state and make us stand out as a leader in the midwest. It is important to remember the fundamental values he brought up during his speech, such as creating a positive fiscal environment and setting job growth goals for

[r49] Rep. Culver: Organization Day focuses on jobs (11/23/2011)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Start Date: 11/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 11/23/2011 State House STATEHOUSE —Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day to hear the House Speaker, Brian Bosma, deliver a speech setting the tone for the upcoming legislative session. “Again, this

[R49] Rep. Culver vocal in energy initiatives (10/27/2011)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Start Date: 10/27/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/27/2011 Elkhart County STATEHOUSE—State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) has been vocal in several recent energy discussions with hopes of developing new energy initiatives in the Hoosier state. “There are several potential steps Indiana can take to solve the energy problems we are facing,”

[r49] Rep. Culver: 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

[r49] Rep. Culver to study developmental disability issues at first meeting (8/8/2011)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Start Date: 8/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/8/2011

[r49] Rep. Culver: This is not just any 4-H fair (7/20/2011)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Start Date: 7/20/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2011 In my opinion, one of the best principal components of the fair is the great life lessons it gives to the estimated 4,700 Elkhart County youth that participate in the 4-H program. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation and is considered by many to be one of the best. It works with youth in

[r49] Statement from Rep. Wes Culver on Sine Die (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

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

[r49] House Passes Bill To Strengthen Indiana Abortion Law (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011

[r49] Statement from Rep. Culver regarding House Democrats Returning To Work (3/28/2011)

Monday, March 28, 2011

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

[r49] House Passes 3 Bills to Encourage Economic Growth (3/15/2011)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Start Date: 3/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/15/2011 "Our goal with House Bill 1005 is to encourage areas that have seen a growing number of vacant buildings hurt economic growth, reverse that trend," said Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen). "Elkhart county ranks second in the number of vacant buildings that would meet the requirements set forth in this bill." House

[r49] Rep. Culver comments on Democrat walkout (2/22/2011)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Start Date: 2/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2011

[r49] Coming Up: Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety (8/23/2010)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Start Date: 8/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/23/2010Dear Friends, The Department of Corrections is hosting a Town Hall in Elkhart next month which I will be moderating, and you're invited. WHAT: Collaboration of True Public Safety Town Hall Meeting WHEN: September 16, 2010 (Reception 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-7:00 p.m. Town Hall meeting in West Room) WHERE:

[r49] New Website Allows Hoosiers to Report Suspected Meth Activity (8/13/2010)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Start Date: 8/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/13/2010www.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 Wes Culver (R-Goshen),

[r49] Rep. Culver: Indiana Head and Shoulders Above Other States (7/16/2010)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Start Date: 7/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/16/2010Rep. Culver: Indiana Head and Shoulders Above Other States STATEHOUSE - Over the past several years the State of Indiana successfully executed fiscal responsibility with taxpayer's hard earned dollars. Today the announcement was made that Indiana has $830 million in their savings account. This reserve money

[r49] New Opportunities for Adult Students (7/15/2010)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Start Date: 7/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/15/2010Dear Friends, Recently, it was announced that a new, competency-based, online university which is targeting adult learners has begun operations in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This school, Western Governors University (WGU), offers fully accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in over 50 different areas of study.

[r49] Culver Announces Elkhart Group to Examine Recidivism (7/9/2010)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Start Date: 7/9/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/9/2010A new group is being formed in Elkhart County to look into how to reduce prison recidivism. In 2009, I gathered a broad range of people involved with or affected by offenders with the purpose of improving our correction system. Our prisons are full, both in Indiana and nationwide, and most states do not have

[r49] Laws Effective July 1, 2010 (6/23/2010)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Start Date: 6/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/23/2010Dating violence: Requires the Department of Education, in collaboration with other organizations that have an expertise in dating violence, to work with schools and students to develop educations tools for dealing with this issue. Conditions of Hardship licenses: Requires a court to impose monitoring

[r49] Search for Your Unclaimed Property (6/14/2010)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Start Date: 6/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/14/2010Indiana holds more than $350 million in unclaimed property and $18.7 million is waiting to be returned to Hoosiers within the South Bend region. I'm going on a treasure hunt to help find your money - why don't you join me? Unclaimed property might be items from a safe deposit box, but in large part, it's

[r49] IURC Seeking Public Comment on Existing Net Metering Rules (6/11/2010)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Start Date: 6/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/11/2010Dear Friends, The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) wants input from consumers and other interested stakeholders on the Commission's existing net metering rules at an upcoming meeting in South Bend on June 21. According to a press release from the IURC, with the increased emphasis on alternative

[r49] Dislocated Elkhart Co. RV Workers to Receive More Services (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010According to the Department of Labor, NEGs are awards that "temporarily expand service capacity at the State and local levels through time-limited funding assistance in response to significant dislocation events." Services provided will include the following, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce

[r49] Rep. Culver: Hoosiers Want Opportunity to Vote on Tax Caps (1/22/2010)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Start Date: 1/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2010Rep. Culver: Hoosiers Want Opportunity to Vote on Tax CapsDistrict 49 survey reveals 77 percent want property tax caps to go to referendum STATEHOUSE-Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) today announced that his 2010 legislative survey results showed over three quarters of respondents are looking forward to voting for

[r49] Culver 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. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "In agreement with the governor tonight, bringing jobs to Indiana is our number one priority," said Rep. Culver. "The way we should do that is to keep taxes low

[r49] Rep. Culver Statement on HB1001 (6/30/2009)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Start Date: 6/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/30/2009Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) offered the following statement in response to the passage of HB 1001: "After months of tough negotiation, we have adopted a budget that is in the best interest of Hoosier taxpayers," said Rep. Culver. "Indiana has been of the few states in America that was not operating in the red.

[r49] Rep. Culver: Federal Assistance will Invigorate Elkhart-area RV Industry (5/29/2009)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Start Date: 5/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/29/2009Rep. Culver: Federal Assistance will Invigorate Elkhart-area RV IndustrySTATEHOUSE - A White House announcement will bring much-needed federal assistance to the Elkhart-area RV industry, Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) said today. Members of the White House and U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday joined

[r49] Rep. Culver Announces Information on Purchasing Foreclosed Homes (5/1/2009)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Start Date: 5/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/1/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Wes Culver announced that more information is available for those wishing to purchase foreclosed homes through the Market Stabilization Program. The program offers zero-interest loans for homebuyers who intend to live in a foreclosed home. The Indiana Housing and Community Development

[r49] Rep. Culver's Statement on the the State Budget and Unemployment Insurance (4/30/2009)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Start Date: 4/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2009Please include the following statements from Rep. Culver in your coverage of legislative action on these issues:State budget "Every budget plan Indiana passes reaps consequences later, and the consequences of the budget bill before us last night were scary. The budget would have spent federal stimulus funds

[r49] Rep. Wes Culver's Statement on Latest Indiana Unemployment Figures (4/17/2009)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Start Date: 4/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/17/2009 Please include this statement from Rep. Wes Culver in your coverage of the latest Indiana unemployment figures: "I'm troubled by the continued climb of unemployment both here in Elkhart County and in many of our neighboring counties. Job creation has always been a top priority for me, and we must find ways to

[r49] Rep. Culver Supports Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients (3/26/2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start Date: 3/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2009 Last year, the Indiana General Assembly created a law allowing Purple Heart recipients who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, to apply for the tuition and fee exemption. Senate Bill 39 will expand those eligible for the exemption to include all veterans who have received a Purple Heart. The

[r49] Rep. Culver Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered gratitude and prayers to the families of the 152 fallen men and women from Indiana. As part of the ceremony, the families were invited into the House chamber for the reading of the resolution. Following this reading, the names of the soldiers were read

[r49] Eligible Hoosiers to Receive Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extension (3/19/2009)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Start Date: 3/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/19/2009STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2009) - Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) would like to make Hoosiers aware that the Indiana Department of Workforce Development today announced that those who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment benefits, may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment

[r49] Rep Culver's Statement to the Passing of House Bill 1001 (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009 "I promised to deliver Hoosiers an honestly balanced budget with zero tax increases," said Rep. Culver. "Unfortunately, the budget bill that passed out of the House raises spending while our state's revenue is declining dramatically. If families have to tighten their belts, then government should, too." -30-

[r49] Amendments a Victory for Michiana Economy (2/12/2009)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Start Date: 2/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/12/2009 (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 12, 2009 - Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown), Tim Neese (R-Elkhart), Wes Culver (R-Goshen) and David Yarde (R-Garrett) today stood up for Hoosier families in Northern Indiana who have been rocked by astonishingly high unemployment rates.Two amendments, authored by Rep. Walorski, gained

[r49] Rep. Culver Votes to Create Jobs and (2/5/2009)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Start Date: 2/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) and the Indiana House of Representatives voted to create jobs in District 49 and protect state roads projects today when they passed a Republican amendment today for House Bill 1656. The vote was 99-0.The amendment will provide jobs for Hoosiers, allow local government to

[r49] A Balanced Budget is a Must for Weathering the Recession (2/4/2009)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Start Date: 2/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2009 Crafting another honestly balanced biennial budget - no gimmicks and no general tax increases or new taxes - trumps everything else this session. There will be great challenges in achieving this goal, but now more than ever, legislators must work to protect Hoosier families and their pocketbooks. Nationally,

[r49] Rep. Culver: No Gitmo Alumni Here (2/3/2009)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Start Date: 2/3/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/3/2009(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 3, 2009 - State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) joined other legislators today in supporting a resolution urging President Barack Obama's administration to keep Guantanamo Bay's detainees out of Indiana's federal prison. The resolution was authored by Sen. Marlin Stutzman (R-Howe) in response to

[r49] Rep. Culver Comments On Governor's State of the State Address (1/13/2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start Date: 1/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/13/2009State Rep. Wes Culver offered the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels' State of the State address:"Gov. Daniels' speech this evening showed Hoosiers that the Indiana Legislature will continue to focus on protecting taxpayers. It's clear that this recession is hitting the state hard. This is a

[r49] Rep. Wes Culver Returns To Statehouse (1/7/2009)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Start Date: 1/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 7, 2009 - Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen), along with his House colleagues, opened the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly today at the Statehouse. Rep. Culver starts the session with a number of goals that aim to control government spending and maintain high-quality services to Hoosier

[r49] Rep. Culver Joins Eight New Republican Members (11/18/2008)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Start Date: 11/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 11/18/2008STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) began his legislative career today as a new member of the 116th General Assembly during Organization Day ceremonies. Rep. Culver, one of eight new Republican members of the House, represents District 49."With the election cycle behind us, and I am eager to begin

[r49] Statements from Rep. John Ulmer (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008SJR 1 Rep. Ulmer:"I can't support a resolution that bases property taxes around household income. I think that this is just a negotiating ploy and that we will ultimately go back to discussions on a 1-percent cap of assessed value. "We need a proposal that will provide certainty and permanence for homeowners.

[r49] Rep. Ulmer's Column (2/22/2008)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Start Date: 2/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 22, 2008 - For a plan that had been moving along in a relatively smooth manner this session, the property tax cap, Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1), hit an unexpected speed bump on Wednesday. During a House Ways and Means Committee meeting, Rep. Bill Crawford proposed an amendment that

[r49] Governor Signs Great Lakes Compact (2/20/2008)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Start Date: 2/20/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 20, 2008 - Gov. Mitch Daniels today signed into law Senate Bill 45, which was co-sponsored by Rep. John Ulmer (R-Goshen). The bill requires Indiana to adopt the Great Lakes Compact that several states have already adopted. The bill is effective beginning July 1, 2008. "We have worked hard on

[r49] Great Lakes Compact Passes House (2/12/2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/12/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 12, 2008 - Senate Bill 45, co-sponsored by Rep. John Ulmer (R-Goshen) passed though the House of Representatives. The bill requires Indiana to adopt the Great Lakes Compact that several states have already adopted. The bill passed 91-8. "I am very glad that this bill has passed though the

[r49] Rep. Ulmer column on his survey results (2/8/2008)

Friday, February 8, 2008

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[r49] Ulmer Column (2/8/2008)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Start Date: 2/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 8, 2008 - Each year, before the legislative session begins, I send out a legislative survey to residents of District 49. I try to ask a variety of questions on issues that might come up in the General Assembly. Beyond attending community meetings, taking phone calls and answering e-mails and

[r49] Rep. Ulmer's Column (2/1/2008)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Start Date: 2/1/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/1/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 1, 2008 - The legislature has reached the point where the bills switch houses. All of the House bills that passed move to the Senate, and all of the Senate bills that passed move to the House. The third-reading deadline caused us to work late this week, but we were able to pass quite a few

[r49] Two Ulmer Bills Pass Out of House (1/30/2008)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Start Date: 1/30/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/30/2008

[r49] Rep. Ulmer's Column On HB 1001 Passing the House (1/25/2008)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Start Date: 1/25/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/25/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 25 2008 - Things moved quickly this week as the full House voted on amendments for House Bill 1001, the property tax relief package, and then voted on the bill as amended. While there are major benefits to taxpayers, there are some things I would have liked to see changed to make it even

[r49] Great Lakes Compact Passes House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - House Bill 1060 (HB 1060), co-authored by Rep. John Ulmer (R-Goshen) today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 83-8. The bill requires Indiana to adopt the Great Lakes Compact. The compact is a regional agreement to help monitor, manage and protect water resources from

[r49] Tax Relief Advances Out of House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - Hoosiers are a step closer to property tax relief after the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 1001 by a vote of 93-1. The bill now heads to the Indiana Senate.The bill contains about $700 million in new property relief, along with $250 million in

[r49] Rep. Ulmer's Column on Governor Daniels' Property Tax Plan (1/18/2008)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Start Date: 1/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/18/2008(STATEHOUSE) January 18, 2008 - The second week of the 10-week session has drawn to a close. Despite another slow start to the week, important property tax legislation took a step forward in the Statehouse. The governor gave his State of the State speech, discussing his property tax plan, the House moved the

[r49] Rep. Ulmer Reacts to the State of the State Speech (1/15/2008)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Start Date: 1/15/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2008"Once again, we are dealing with a property tax dilemma. We need to act on this problem, and we need to act on it soon and find a permanent solution. We cannot keep dealing with this every two to three years. The governor has provided us with a great framework to substantially cut property taxes. A bipartisan

[r49] Rep. Ulmer column on House Republican property tax relief standards (1/11/2008)

Friday, January 11, 2008

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[r49] Rep. John Ulmer Returns To 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. John Ulmer (R-Goshen), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Ulmer starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "We have to go into this session focusing on

[r49] New Plan to Give Thousands of Uninsured Hoosiers Quality Health Care (12/14/2007)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Start Date: 12/14/2007 All DayEnd Date: 12/14/2007(STATEHOUSE) Dec. 14, 2007 - The state will begin accepting completed applications for the new Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), which will provide health care for thousands of Hoosier adults, on Monday, Dec. 17. State Rep. Tim Neese (R-Elkhart) voted for the legislation creating this program during the 2007

[r49] House Republicans Begin Efforts to Ease Taxpayers' Burden (11/20/2007)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start Date: 11/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/20/2007 (STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Brian C. Bosma, used Organization Day as the start of their efforts to ease Hoosier taxpayers' property tax burden with permanent and comprehensive reform. Organization Day is usually a largely ceremonial affair, with members being

[r49] Rep. Ulmer Column on Property Taxes (7/26/2007)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Start Date: 7/26/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/26/2007
Rep. Culver discusses legislation with a fellow representative in the House chamber.
Rep. Culver works at his desk in the House Chamber.
Rep. Culver speaks on the House floor.
Rep. Culver with Laura McLinn and her son Jordan who is diagnosed with a life threatening condition and could benefit from the bill being passed into law.