Matt Ubelhor

Matt Ubelhor

Assistant Majority Whip | District 62

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Phone: 317-232-9863

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h62@iga.in.gov

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Jessica Baker

Phone: 317-232-9805

Email: jessica.baker@iga.in.gov

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Welcome, and thank you for visiting my web page. I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve you in the Indiana General Assembly, and encourage you to contact me with your thoughts on issues that are important to you.

Sincerely,

Matt Ubelhor
State Representative
House District 62

Assistant Majority Whip

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present

House District 62: majority of Greene County and portions of Monroe, Martin and Daviess Counties

Committees:

  • Public Policy
  • Natural Resources
  • Ways and Means

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

Telephone:

  • Statehouse (800) 382-9841
  • Local (317) 232-9863

Occupation: Operations Manager of Viking Mine for Peabody Energy

State Representative Matt Ubelhor was raised in a large Catholic family in Bristow, Ind. Rep. Ubelhor is one of 11 children and has five brothers and five sisters. He is the seventh in the family and fifth among his brothers. He grew up on the family farm where he learned the importance of work ethic and high morals.

Rep. Ubelhor attended grade school at the Siberia Catholic School in southern Indiana. He then attended Perry Central High School and graduated in 1977. Throughout his career, he has attended many continuing education seminars related to Finance, Human Resources, Environmental Affairs, various technological applications and completed the Dale Carnegie Course.

Rep. Ubelhor's mining career started with him using a shovel cleaning around a preparation facility and occasionally breaking chunks of coal that were too big to get through the crusher. He eventually learned to operate mobile equipment and became an accomplished heavy equipment operator. He then began working as a step up supervisor at age 21 and landed his first full-time supervisory role at age 25 with Shand Mining, based in Indianapolis, but operating mines in Greene County.

In 1991, the opportunity to start a new operation (Black Beauty Coal Company) was offered, and he accepted. Rep. Ubelhor served as operation manager from 1995 through 2002. During this time the operations grew from 30 employees to nearly 2,000. While employed at Black Beauty, he had oversight of the largest surface mine built in the state of Indiana, the Farmersburg Mine employing approximately 240 miners. In 2002, the mines were sold to Peabody Energy where he currently serves as Operations Manager for two mines, Viking Mine and Miller Creek Mine, employing 300 miners.

Rep. Ubelhor currently resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Lori. They have been married for 27 years and have two sons, August and Ross, ages 24 and 20. August is enrolled at Harrison College acquiring a business degree and working at Boyd and Sons Machinery. Ross graduated from Washington Catholic High School with academic distinction and is studying at Vincennes University. He is currently exploring job opportunities as he earns his degree. Ross has also acquired his license to sell property and casualty insurance.

Rep. Ubelhor and Lori attend church at St. Peters Parish in Linton as well as Linton First Christian Church. Rep. Ubelhor is an active member at St. Peters Parish, having served as President and Vice President of the Parish Council and on the Finance Committee for eight years. He also attended the Men's Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus #25 and participates in Fourth Day activities. He is a member of the Indiana Coal Council, Farm Bureau, Right to Life and the National Rifle Association.

Rep. Ubelhor is an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoys spending time with his family and especially looks forward to family vacations and Christmas.

House District 62 is made up of all of the majority of Greene County and portions of Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties in south western Indiana.

House Page Program now accepting applications

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “The Page Program offers an exciting opportunity to learn about state government

Rep. Ubelhor supports charity on Organization

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating supplies to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV). “Domestic violence affects so many people throughout our state,” said Laura Berry, Executive Director of

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor honors Kindergarten student Mckenzie Radcliff (2/27/2014)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Start Date: 2/27/2014 Start Time: 4:30 PMToday, State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) authored a House resolution recognizing the accomplishments of Mckenzie Radcliff, a student at Hatfield Elementary School. Mckenzie was the first five-year-old to complete the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Mitchell Community Public Library. She

[62] Rep. Ubelhor reacts to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2014“Governor Pence’s remarks at the State of the State had many positive notes. I believe that the issues he addressed tonight will help accelerate us to a stronger Indiana. With a large focus on education, family and jobs, we are embodying what Hoosiers care about.” “As we

[r62]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: 11/19/2013STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) was joined by legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse. “Special Olympics Indiana is honored to be chosen by

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor appointed to interim study committee (6/24/2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Start Date: 6/24/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 6/24/2013 End Time: 10:00 AM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) to serve on the Military Base Planning Council. “While the next legislative session won’t convene until next year, my colleagues and I are

[r62] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/27/2013)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Date: 4/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, which was released in October, centered on making

[R62]Student receives prestigious award at Statehouse (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) congratulates Myles Adams from Monroe County for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills, high

[R62]Proposed budget continues Hoosier track record of fiscal integrity (2/21/2013)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Start Date: 2/21/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 2/21/2013 End Time: 4:30 PMSTATEHOUSE – Last week the House Ways and Means committee released the Indiana 2014-2015 state budget. The bill, House Bill (HB) 1001, was discussed on the House floor today. Focusing on protecting Hoosier taxpayers, prioritizing education funding and improving state

[R62]Fighting against Hoosier hunger (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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

[R62]Local business recognized by the state (2/8/2013)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Start Date: 2/8/2013 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 2/8/2013 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) applauds Mister Buck’s Genuinely Good Pet Food Company for being one of the 10 established small businesses in Indiana to receive the Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award. The EDGE

[R62]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American

[R62] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/4/2013)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start Date: 1/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) 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. “It’s

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor appointed to House committees (11/30/2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Start Date: 11/30/2012 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 11/30/2012 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) was appointed to two different House committees: Ways & Means and

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor: Employment opportunities and education, priorities (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson. “Just like a responsible

[r62] House Republicans release 2013 agenda (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 4:00 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. “It is

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor urges students to apply for House Republican internship program (9/17/2012)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Start Date: 9/17/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/17/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) announces that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional experience

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor: Local families recognized for longstanding farms (8/14/2012)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Start Date: 8/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) congratulates the Chambers family from Sullivan County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay at the Indiana State Fair last week.

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor: New Indiana laws part 3 (8/2/2012)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Start Date: 8/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM This past session, I supported several pieces of education-related legislation that benefit Hoosier students, and on July 1, those new laws went into effect. It is important that we are all aware of these changes, so I have highlighted a few below. House Enrolled Act 1134–

[r62] New Indiana laws part 2 (7/20/2012)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Start Date: 7/20/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/20/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM As you know, the majority of new Indiana laws went into effect July 1. It is important for all Hoosiers to be aware of the changes Indiana is making. Below I've highlighted two new laws that effect our state's public health. House Enrolled Act 1149 – Smoking Ban The new

[r62] New Indiana laws part 1 (7/10/2012)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start Date: 7/10/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/10/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM The majority of new Indiana laws went into effect July 1. It is important that everyone is aware of changes Indiana is making, which is why this will be part one of a four-part series of columns discussing new Indiana laws. Since our nation celebrates its independence this week,

[r62] July 4 (7/4/2012)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Start Date: 7/4/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/4/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM 4th of July: Freedom & Bravery ...O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. The Land of the Free Freedom is what our country has been founded on and freedom is what we celebrate on Independence

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor assigned to interim study committees (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE—Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) was appointed to two interim study committees today to examine the issues facing Hoosiers. Rep. Ubelhor will serve as a member of the Military Base Planning Council and the Orange County Development Advisory Board. “It is a

Rep. Leonard appointed to interim study committees (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE— State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) was appointed to serve as a member of the Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. “Summer study committees are a great opportunity for us to come together and

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/18/2012)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Start Date: 6/18/2012 Start Time: 9:30 AMEnd Date: 6/18/2012 End Time: 9:30 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs composed of chemicals that

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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Start Date: 5/25/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/25/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedom. Take time this Memorial Day to honor veterans by attending a local parade or community event. In Washington D.C., Congress enacted a resolution in 2000

Rep. Ubelhor: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/10/2012)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Start Date: 5/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End 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.

Rep. Ubelhor walks a mile in their shoes (5/2/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Start Date: 5/2/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/2/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Last Thursday I was among many volunteers who had the privilege of participating in Greene County’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, an event for which we marched a mile around the courthouse square to raise awareness about the growing problem of sexual assaults

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor congratulates Bloomfield School District for grant award (4/20/2012)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Start Date: 4/20/2012End Date: 4/20/2012 STATEHOUSE – It was announced today by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that Bloomfield School District is being awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $76,231. State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) extends his congratulations to the teachers and schools in his district that were honored

[r62] Statement: Rep. Ubelhor reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 Greene County Lawrence County Martin County Orange County Statement: Rep. Ubelhor reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session STATEHOUSE – “It has been an honor to work for the people of Indiana during this legislative session. Despite the short session, the Indiana General Assembly has tackled a number

[r62] Hunting Preserves Bill Moves on to Second Reading (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012End Date: 1/25/2012 Greene County Lawrence County Martin County Orange County Washington County Hunting Preserves Bill Moves on toSecond Reading STATEHOUSE – A bill authored by Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) has passed through the House Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 8 to 4 and onto second reading in the House of

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor Reacts to State of the State Address (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012 Greene County Lawrence County Martin County Orange County Washington County Rep. Ubelhor Reacts to State of the State Address STATEHOUSE- “Governor Daniels has done an excellent job as the leader of our state and it is with his strong leadership and fiscal responsibility that our state is in such good

[r62] Increased Education Funding and Complete Extension of Full-Day Kindergarten to Every School in Indiana (6/1/2011)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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

[r62] U.S Judge Tonya Walton Pratt Rules in Favor of Abortion Matters Bill (6/1/2011)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Start Date: 6/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/1/2011Please include the following statement from Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) in your coverage of Planned Parenthood. STATEMENT-"I am very pleased with the ruling of U.S District Judge Tonya Walton Pratt, her ruling today brings Indiana closer to being one of the most pro-life states in the country. "This bill

[r62] Expanding Educational Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011Increased Education Funding and Complete Extension of Full-Day Kindergarten to Every School in Indiana Please include the following statement from Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) in your coverage of today's announcement made by Speaker Bosma, Gov. Daniels and Senate President Pro Tempore Long. STATEHOUSE-

[r62] Secret Ballot Bill Passes out of Committee (4/13/2011)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Start Date: 4/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2011STATEHOUSE- Rep. Matt Ubelhor's (R-Bloomfield) employee representation bill passed out of the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor and will now move to the Senate floor for consideration. House Bill 1203 ensures that employees have the right to participate in the secret ballot process. This bill will allow

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor's Employee Representation Bill Passes the House (3/24/2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2011Rep. Ubelhor's Employee Representation Campaign Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. Ubelhor's (R-Bloomfield) Employee Representation Campaign bill passed the House today by a vote of 60 to 33 and will now move to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 1203 specifies that an individual has the right

[r62] Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House (3/24/2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2011Rep. Ubelhor's Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. Ubelhor's breast cancer screening and various abortion matters bill passed the House by a vote of 73 to 23. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration. The bill is intended to prevent late term abortions in Indiana unless

[r62] House Democrats Return (3/23/2011)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Start Date: 3/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2011"I am glad to hear that the House Democrats are returning to fulfill their elected duty as they should have been here all along," said Rep. Ubelhor. "We were elected by Hoosiers in November to construct a balanced budget, pass education reforms, and redraw district maps and till now, we were unable to complete

[r62] House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy (3/11/2011)

Friday, March 11, 2011

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

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor Celebrates Statehood Day (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011Rep. Ubelhor Celebrates Statehood DayWishing a 194th Birthday to Indiana STATEHOUSE-Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) celebrated Statehood Day today with students from school's across Indiana, to commemorate the Hoosier State's 194th birthday. Eighteen other fourth-grade classes from all over Indiana came to

[r62] Rep. Ubelhor Supports School Choice (11/23/2010)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Start Date: 11/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 11/23/2010gevans@iga.in.gov Word Count: 436 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 25, 2011 The education debate is heating up this session and it is no secret that Hoosier students are lagging behind in math and reading scores. Approximately two-thirds of our students cannot pass the national math and

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Rep. Ubelhor at the podium
Rep. Ubelhor debates legislation on the House floor
Rep. Ubelhor donates items to ICADV