It is an honor and privilege to represent House District 56, which includes a large portion of Wayne County in East Central Indiana.
Keeping you updated and hearing your thoughts on issues affecting our area is a priority. To best represent you and your family at the Statehouse, it is important for us to stay connected. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, or schedule a visit to the Statehouse.
My website provides information on our district and helpful state resources. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.
House District 56
Indiana House of Representatives: 2018-Present
House District 56: Most of Wayne County
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Rep. Brad Barrett graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in professional studies before attending The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine. He is a retired general surgeon, previously serving Wayne County for over 25 years. Barrett is a former president of General Surgeons, Inc. and currently serves as President-elect of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Barrett’s involvement in the community includes serving on the board of directors for the Reid Health Foundation, as well as the Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Legislation. He continues to serve on the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County Board and supports Girls Inc., Circle U and United Way.
Barrett and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Richmond and have two children, Erin and Drew.
House District 56 consists of a large portion of Wayne County in Eastern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (March 18, 2020) — “As the coronavirus situation continues to escalate, a Hoosier has now tested positive in Wayne County. The staff at Reid Health in Richmond are taking the proper precautions and continuing to monitor the situation. Their vigilant efforts to properly care for the patient, while also protecting others in the hospital from COVID-19, is greatly appreciated.
State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) Monday at the Statehouse honored retiring Superintendent of Centerville-Abington Community Schools Philip Stevenson for nearly 50 years of service to the community.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Reps. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) (left) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) (right) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2020) — The House of Representatives Tuesday voted in support of State Rep. Brad Barrett’s (R-Richmond) legislation that would ensure insurance companies cover colorectal cancer screenings at an earlier age.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $1.6 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).
Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Wayne, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Barrett supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:
STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) that would place life-saving kits in schools throughout Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – Local Lawmakers encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 13, 2018) — “As a longtime Richmond resident, I am saddened by the tragic event that occurred in our community this morning. My heart goes out to the students, staff and families who experienced such distress. Thank you to our school officials and first responders who acted quickly to secure the situation.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2018) — State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) was recently appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 21, 2018) – Bradford Barrett of Richmond took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 56.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — Wayne County family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) and State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2018) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a Golden Hoosier Award to Sandra Rans Rowe of Centerville at the Statehouse Thursday for her service and commitment to the community, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) and State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 7, 2017) — The Office of Community and Rural Affairs presented awards to two Wayne County communities Wednesday at the 2017 OCRA Awards Ceremony, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “Under the Next Level Roads Plan, Wayne County will receive more than $62 million in the next five years that will be dedicated to local infrastructure projects. These funds will help pay for road and bridge improvements in our communities while increasing convenience and safety for Hoosiers. This funding was made possible through legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session.”
STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2017) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2017) – The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Indiana No. 1 on its list of “Best States,” according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2017) – State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) was recently presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award by former State Sen. Allen Paul of Richmond.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 22, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Insurance.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – Wayne County recently received more than $1.2 million in federal funding for a bridge replacement project, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) — Wayne County and five local communities received more than $2.5 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (July 29, 2016) — The Richmond State Hospital will receive nearly $136,000 from the state to replace an outdated water heater, according to State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond).
STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) congratulates Richmond resident, John Place, as a recipient of Indiana’s 2016 Golden Hoosier Award.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) recently welcomed Israeli Consul General Roey Gilad to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) and State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) recently honored Larry Parker with a resolution at the Statehouse in recognition of his 36-year tenure on the Richmond Common Council.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) recently welcomed members and advocates from Achieva Resources Corp. to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2016) — State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) welcomed students and staff from the Boys & Girls Club to the Statehouse this week.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2016) – State Rep. Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) welcomes local resident, Alyssa Jennings, to the Statehouse where she is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE- State Representative Dick Hamm (R-Richmond) congratulates Douglas and Jeanie Eliason and family for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented the award during a ceremony in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.
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