It is an honor to serve the people of District 29, which encompasses a portion of Hamilton County, in the Indiana General Assembly. My goal is to represent the concerns that are most important to our unique community.
Throughout my tenure as your State Representative, I have had the opportunity to meet and hear the concerns of many people in our district. Of course, I always appreciate input from constituents on issues and legislation that affect our area, and your feedback helps guide my efforts in the Statehouse.
If you are interested in receiving information about issues in state government affecting our community, I encourage you to email me and request to be added to my email update. If you sign up, you will receive communication providing details on the major issues of session.
Please contact me whenever necessary.
Kathy Kreag Richardson
Republican Caucus Chairman
Indiana House of Representatives: 1992-Present
House District 29 includes: Portions of Hamilton County
Vice Chair: Elections and Apportionment
Vice Chair: Statutory Committee on Ethics
Address: 200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 382-9841 (Toll-free)
(317) 234-9380 (Direct)
Occupation: Election Administrator for Hamilton County
Education: Attended Purdue University
Noblesville Chamber of Commerce; Kiwanis; Association of Clerks of the Circuit Court; Association of Indiana Counties; Hamilton County Fraternal Order of Police; Hamilton County Humane Society; Hamilton County Historical Society; NHS Alumni Association; First Christian Church of Noblesville; Noblesville Riverwalk Committee; and Hamilton County Extension Board Member
State Representative Kathy Kreag Richardson has had the opportunity to serve her community in numerous ways. As a member of the House of Representatives, she proudly represents the people of Indiana House District 29, which includes a portion Hamilton County. A lifelong resident of Noblesville and graduate of Noblesville High School, Representative Richardson began her career in public service at the local level.
Her career started in 1976 as the Deputy Clerk of the Hamilton County Clerk's Office. By 1982 she was elected Clerk of Hamilton County and in 1992 she was elected to the House of Representatives. She continues to work in the Clerk's Office as the Election Administrator for Hamilton County.
Rep. Richardson was elected to the leadership role of Caucus Chair in 2000 and continues to serve in that elected position. She also serves on the Elections and Apportionment and Legislative Council where she brings many years of experience and knowledge to these important leadership roles. As Majority Caucus Chair, it is her responsibility to be the leadership liaison between the members and staff and helps lead caucus meetings where she guides members in legislative decision making.
During the 2011 legislative session, Rep. Richardson played a key role in drawing the new redistricting maps for the Indiana House, Senate and Congressional Districts to reflect the changes in population shown in the census data. This was a critical piece of legislation that the General Assembly was constitutionally required to pass and her guidance and leadership throughout the process were instrumental.
Once named one of five Outstanding Young Women for the State of Indiana, Rep. Richardson promises to continue her tireless pursuit in serving her district and working to maintain a strong and successful State of Indiana.
House District 29 now contains all of Noblesville and Wayne Townships along with the precincts of 14 and 16 in Fall Creek Township and Aroma and Strawtown precincts in White River Township.
Ever since I was a little girl, this time of year has always been so special. My mother, who I miss every day, loved Christmas, and we decorated every space we could with Santas, angels, trees, lights, red bows and holly.
The Indiana General Assembly will be tackling some major issues this session. Road funding and education will be our top legislative priorities, and it is your ideas and opinions which help me best represent our district at the Statehouse. To better understand the goals we have for the upcoming session, we need to look at our past accomplishments in these areas, starting with roads.
As the year quickly comes to an end, I am preparing for the 2016 general assembly. This legislative session will be a short session, meaning we won’t be crafting and voting on our state’s biennial budget. The state Legislature must finish by March 14th. Instead of focusing on a budget, we will concentrate on education and road funding.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) authored legislation that makes changes to Indiana’s election law, most notably, straight ticket voting. House Bill (HB) 1008, co-authored by State Reps. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and Milo Smith (R-Columbus), passed out of the House with a vote of 59-35.
Adjournment of session is just nine short days away. These last two weeks will be filled with hearing all remaining bills and getting them sent over to the Governor's desk. Two of those bills, which we are constitutionally obligated to pass are moving through the process. The first bill, the state budget, now resides over in the Senate where Senator Kenley and his colleagues are working
It has been seven days, since I last wrote to all of you, and unfortunately the situation at the Statehouse remains the same. The House Republicans have reported to session each day last week and the Democrat Caucus has remained camped out in Urbana, Illinois. Last week, Speaker Bosma extended our deadline date, so that we could fulfill our constitutional obligations of passing
If you read last week's column "Deadlines they are approaching," you know that this past week at the Statehouse was a critical week for us; it was the first of three deadline weeks set by House rules. To the frustration of House Republicans, the week's work was halted to a dead stop and the first crucial deadline was missed. The deadline missed was for bills on 3rd reading (final vote) in
STATEHOUSE - Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) and Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) co-authored House Bill 1242, which affect various election law matters. The bill received a final reading on the House floor at Monday's session and passed 83 to 13. "There were several items pertaining to election law that needed to be addressed. The changes called for in this bill will create
STATEHOUSE- Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) encourages residents of House District 29 to partake in the 19th annual Adult Page Day on Tuesday, March 15th. The Adult Page Day provides an opportunity for citizens to participate in the legislative process and spend the day with Rep. Richardson. "This is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in their state government
February has already shaped up to be quite a month. On the house floor, we have witnessed spirited debates and at times intense discussions leading well into the night. With deadlines quickly approaching, it has been lots of hard work. Here at the General Assembly, we may not be exchanging Valentine's Day cards, but the Indiana House and the Indiana Senate are exchanging
I hope by the time you are reading this that you have chipped your way out of the ice storm from last week. I'm not in favor of lots of snow, but wow it sure beats the ice that we had to deal with. This past storm was no doubt one of the worst we have seen in a number
(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 11, 2008 - State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) today honored Anna Shults with a Senate Concurrent Resolution for being named Indiana's 2007 Teacher of the Year. Shults is a third-grade teacher at Fall Creek Elementary School in Fishers. She was joined on the House floor by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed, Hamilton
It's time for another interim committee update. As the summer winds down and autumn gears up, these study committees kick in to overdrive. Most committees must make their reports by November 1, which is remarkably closer than any of us can believe. One of the committees that I serve on is the Census Data Advisory Committee, which includes eight legislators.
Another week of the Indiana General Assembly's 2007 legislative session has gone by, and the process in the House of Representatives is still moving a bit slow for my liking. Very few bills were passed this week, and everything is getting bunched up in the process. I'm hopeful we can quicken the pace, because we still have several major issues that need to be addressed
Over the years, I have often mentioned the different staff roles and the hardworking individuals it takes to make the General Assembly successful. For example, the intern program is a great place for those who wish to have a role in public service. This year, I am excited about two interns to the Indiana House of Representatives, Jessica Wiseman and Lauren
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