Chris May

Chris May

Representative | District 65

Contact Information

Phone: 317-234-9028

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h65@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Brenda Holmes

Phone: 317-232-9693

Email: brenda.holmes@iga.in.gov

It is a privilege to serve as State Representative for House District 65, which includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties. 

Please use this website and its links to assist you. If I can be of service to you in any way, please contact me with your issues, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Chris May

House District 65

Indiana House of Representatives:  2016 - Present

House District 65: Portions of Brown, Jackson, Johnson, Monroe and Lawrence counties

Committees: Local Government, Judiciary and Interstate/International Cooperation

Address: 200 W. Washington St., Suite 401-7, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

City: Bedford

Occupation: Sales engineer and small-business owner

Statehouse phone number: 1-800-382-9841

State Representative Chris May is a small-business owner and three-term Lawrence County commissioner. A graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and Vincennes University, May currently works at Whitney Tool as a sales engineer, and owns and operates Hoosier Tech Properties, a small business providing residential housing.

May is deeply involved in the community and is a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14, Sons of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Springmill FOP Lodge #172 and Stone City FOP Lodge #94. He also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.

He has served on several boards including: Lawrence County Solid Waste Management District, Board Member (10 Years); Dunn Memorial Hospital, Board Member (3 years); Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, Board Member (8 Years); Lawrence County Redevelopment Commission, Board Member (10 years); and Lawrence County Insurance Steering Committee, Chairman (10 years).

May was named the 2017 Indiana Assisted Living Association Legislator of the year. In June 2018, he participated in the 64th annual U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

He is a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. He was raised in Oolitic and currently lives in Bedford with his wife, Amanda, and their two children, Carter and Sydney.

House District 65 includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties in south central Indiana.

May: Apply for an internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 31, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and

Johnson County Lawmakers: Keeping our schools safe

Posted by: Samantha Holifield & Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In the coming weeks, many students and educators will be heading back to the classroom for a new school year. While this is an exciting time, some may have questions about the steps being taken to ensure the safety of our children and those who dedicate their lives to educating our future leaders. School safety continues to be a top priority for state lawmakers as we build on our policies and offer a variety of resources to better ensure our children learn and grow in a safe environment.

May: Purple Heart recipient named Golden Hoosier

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, June 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2018) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a Golden Hoosier Award to Frederick Taylor Jr., of Bloomington at the Statehouse Thursday for his service and commitment to the community, according to State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). “It makes me so proud to see our state recognize a great man

May to serve on courts and judiciary study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary. In the upcoming months, the committee will examine all requests for new courts or changes in jurisdiction of existing courts, the adequacy of the statewide computer system used by the Department of

May completes national security seminar

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) participated in the 64th annual U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar recently held in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. “I'm honored to be one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected to attend the seminar,” May said. “It has been an

May: Local student named to Governor’s STEM Team

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 30, 2018) — Brown County High School senior Abraham Oliver has been named to the 2018 Governor’s STEM Team, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said Oliver is 1 of 4 high school students selected for their work in science, technology, engineering or math. Oliver is the technology winner and will receive a $1,000

May: Future educator scholarship awarded to local student

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Lawrence County student Hadley Hawkins was selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said the scholarship is awarded to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients will receive $7,500 per year

May supports Bedford’s nomination as an Opportunity Zone

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, April 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2018) — The city of Bedford has been nominated by Gov. Eric Holcomb as an Opportunity Zone, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said this nomination, which is sent to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, could result in additional private-sector investments in the community. The goal of this new federal program is to

Session is over but there’s still work to do

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 28, 2018

During the 2018 legislative session, Indiana House Republicans passed new laws addressing k-12 funding, strengthening Indiana’s workforce, attacking the opioid epidemic and increasing government efficiency. Indiana’s traditional K-12 public schools recently experienced an uptick in student enrollment, which caused a shortfall in the biennial

Student pages join Rep. May at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, March 26, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined May on the House floor during the legislative session: Willa Allen, from Bloomington, attends The Project School; MiaRose Hess, from

May: Local artists’ work selected for Statehouse display

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 21, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — Artwork by three local artists will soon be on display at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said Patricia Rhoden Bartels, Jessica Bussert and Sharon Bussert were selected to have their artwork decorate the Statehouse as part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Hoosier Women Artists 2018

May supports expanding computer science course access

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, March 15, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 15, 2018) — The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation supported by State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) expanding student access to computer science classes in Indiana schools. May said there is a vast need for employees in the computer science industry, with more than 8,000 job openings statewide. The act would ensure computer

May welcomes scholarship winner to Indiana House

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, March 8, 2018

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) welcomes Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship winner Madison Ryan of Bedford to the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who obtain their teaching license and commit to teaching in Indiana

Student pages join Rep. May at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, February 15, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined May on the House floor during the legislative session: Jonathan Carroll, from Bedford, is a homeschooled student; Michael Carroll,

May selected to attend National Security Seminar

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) has been selected to participate in the 64th annual U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar held June 4-7 in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. NSS is a four-day event in which Army War College students and invited guests examine current national security issues and exchange candid

May welcomes local pastor to Indiana House

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) welcomes Travis and Michelle Inman of Bedford to the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, as part of the Pastor of the Day tradition. Travis Inman, the lead pastor at Bedford First Church of God, offered the blessing in the House Chamber as session began. -30- State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford)

May offers legislative fix for township fire contract disputes

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) is working to help resolve township fire contract disputes more quickly. May proposed legislation that would empower township boards with more fiscal oversight before a township enters contract negotiations with a volunteer fire department for critical fire and emergency services.

Back to Work

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, January 5, 2018

For the next 10 weeks, Hoosier legislators will be at the Statehouse considering proposals for new laws. This year, we will consider a variety of legislation on topics ranging from the sale of alcohol on Sundays to offering veterans education benefits. As policymakers hold committee hearings and vote on these and other important issues, it’s

Rep. May invites students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, December 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 28, 2017) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). Pages have an opportunity to join May during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the

May works with local students at computer science event

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, December 5, 2017

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) asks Pheobe Schultz a question about computer science as she participates in the Computer Science for Indiana event at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Schultz, a fifth-grader at Brown County Intermediate School, completed a coding activity during the program hosted by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The

May named Legislator of the Year by Indiana Assisted Living Association

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Monday, October 2, 2017

Photo Caption: State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) (left) accepts the Indiana Assisted Living Association’s Legislator of the Year award from Diana Matthews (center), INALA board member, and Liz Carroll (right), INALA executive director, at the Indiana Assisted Living Association Awards Lunch on Oct. 2, 2017, in Indianapolis. May received the honor for his work with Capital Senior Living during the 2017 legislative session.

May: Next Level Jobs initiative helps Hoosier job seekers, employers

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, August 16, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2017) – Hoosier job seekers now have access to new resources to find better-paying jobs thanks to the recently launched Next Level Jobs initiative, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

May supports 10-year strategic plan to grow agriculture industry

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, July 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 28, 2017) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) is backing efforts to improve all aspects of the state’s food and agriculture system throughout the next decade under a new Indiana Agriculture Strategic Plan.

May: Local communities receive funding to improve nearly 400 miles of roads

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, July 14, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “Thanks to the long-term investments being made in Indiana’s transportation infrastructure, over the next five years our area will see almost 400 miles of poor quality roads resurfaced. Between the money awarded to Brown, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence and Monroe counties, the communities in South Central Indiana will see a total of more than $250 million in repairs to our roads and bridges. From the improvement of bridge structure to the installation of new traffic signals, travelling through our area is going to be vastly improved as a result of the many projects set to take place under the ‘Next Level Roads’ initiative.”

May to serve on key summer committees

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary and the Military Base Planning Council.

May: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

Rep. May: Largest infrastructure investment in state history signed by governor

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, April 27, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation into law today that will make the largest investment in state and local infrastructure in Indiana’s history, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). May said House Enrolled Act 1002 will provide immediate and substantial funding increases for state and local roads and

Rep. May raises awareness for organ donation

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2017) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recognized Donate Life Indiana and the Indiana Donor Network at the Statehouse Tuesday for their work in helping save countless lives. April is designated as National Donate Life Month, which is a national initiative that encourages Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Rep. May: Bill cracking down on impaired drivers advances to governor

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 5, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would increase penalties for those who consistently drive under the influence, according to the bill’s co-sponsor, State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). Senate Bill 479 would increase the penalty from a Level 5 felony to a Level 4 for a habitual

Rep. May sponsors bill addressing Brown County board

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would address Brown County’s Solid Waste Management District board member assignment issue, according to the bill’s sponsor State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). Senate Bill 300 would amend a mandate in Indiana law requiring that one of the seats on

Rep. May welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Thursday, March 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently welcomed pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined May on the House floor during the legislative session. Jaudon Kirby, from Bedford, attends Bedford Middle School; Shelby and Jared Rimstidt,

Davisson: Local legislators wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Wednesday, March 8, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2017) – Area lawmakers laced up their sneakers with their suits this week at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness. State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem), Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth), Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and Chris May (R-Bedford) participated in the annual event. The Suits and Sneakers

Rep. May: House advances balanced state budget proposal

Posted by: Peter Hoffman & Abigail Campbell  | Friday, March 3, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2017) — Earlier this week, the Indiana House of Representatives approved its balanced budget proposal, which would set in place state funding operations for the next two years, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). “We have reached the halfway point of the 2017 session and our budget proposal outlines sustainable

Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. May

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the

May to serve on three House committees

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, December 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) was recently selected to serve on the House Committee on Local Government. He was also named to the House Judiciary Committee and the House Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation. “I will be relying on my background as a former county commissioner to bring a

May sworn in as state representative for House District 65

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – Surrounded by family and fellow legislators in the Indiana House Chamber, member-elect Chris May (R-Bedford) took the oath of office today, officially becoming the state representative for House District 65. May was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, and will fill the seat vacated by Eric
Rep. May chats with Rep. Steuerwald.
Rep. May welcomes a page to the Statehouse.
Rep. May speaks with a staff member on the House floor.
Texacon Cut Stone tour
Texacon Cut Stone tour
Rep. May meets with Brown County officials
Rep. May visits Stone Belt in Bedford
Rep. May visits Stone Belt in Bedford
Rep. May received the 2017 Indiana Assisted Living Association Legislator of the year.
State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) welcomes Travis and Michelle Inman of Bedford to the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, as part of the Pastor of the Day tradition.
State Rep. May speaks with a fellow lawmaker in the House chamber.
Pastor Travis Inman of the Bedford Frist Church of God visits with State Reps. Chris May and Bob Heaton on the House floor on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.
State Rep. May fills a diaper bag to donate at the House of Representatives Bags of Hope event.
LTC Andrew J. “Coby” Short (left), a student at the Army War College, and State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) attended the 64th Annual National Security Seminar recently held in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

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