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.
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House District 65
State Rep. Chris May
Indiana State Representative: 2016 - Present
Represents House District 65, which includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
Vice Chair, Local Government Committee
Vice Chair, Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
Local Government (Vice Chair)
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation (Vice Chair)
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
Sales engineer and small-business owner
(317) 232-9981 Direct Line
(800) 382-9841 Toll Free
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Rep. 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 served 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, Dunn Memorial Hospital, Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, and Lawrence County Redevelopment Commission. He also served as chair of the Lawrence County Insurance Steering Committee.
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, Pa.
He is a lifelong resident of Lawrence County. May 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. To find your House District, click here.
State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) encourage Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.
State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.
Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
Indiana's registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot, according to State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
Brown County recently received $250,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).
Lawrence County and Mitchell recently received a combined $500,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2020) — Several area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to Johnson County lawmakers.
Area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Chris May (R-Bedford).
Many helpful mental health resources are available to Hoosiers during the coronavirus pandemic, according to State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
Jackson County lawmakers announced local communities were recently awarded more than $3.2 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements.
Bedford and Oolitic received over $274,000 in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2020) – Johnson County lawmakers encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
The coronavirus has upended our lives in a multitude of ways.
With many businesses and all schools temporarily closed to help prevent its spread, numerous Hoosiers find themselves suddenly unemployed or trying to work from home while simultaneously taking care of their children and families. Many are stressed and worried about their health and economic well-being.
State officials are working to address this public health crisis and its effects on a number of fronts.
State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) (left) welcomes Samuel York of Nashville to the Statehouse, where he served as a student page on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation requiring national criminal history background checks on all employees and volunteers at licensed child care facilities could soon be law.
State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently authored a House Resolution at the Statehouse honoring Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital for its 50th anniversary.
State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation supporting economic redevelopment in rural areas could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation that would require national criminal history background checks of all employees and volunteers at child care facilities.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation fostering economic development in rural areas of the state.
State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) welcomes his daughter, Sydney May, to the Statehouse, where she served as a student page on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Sydney May is a student at Bedford Middle School, and as a page she assisted House legislators and staff, and toured the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate chambers.
A new year always starts with a new legislative session in Indiana. For the next 10 weeks, I will work with fellow lawmakers on legislation to positively impact the lives of Hoosiers across the state.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2020) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
“Indiana continues to make progress in ensuring our rural residents have reliable access to broadband service so they can fully participate in an increasingly technical economy and connect to essential communication and information. Thank you to the Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation and the state for their partnership in this critical infrastructure.”
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 4, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently presented the Brilliant Firefly award to Tanner Bowman for his active engagement at Brown County High School and impactful work in the community.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 24, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages aspiring teachers planning or pursuing a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Lawrence County and the town of Oolitic will receive over $1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Chris May (R-Bedford).
Brown County Schools are among three school districts awarded a federal grant by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching to create career ladders and mentorship programs for local educators, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to apply for the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages local high school students to sign up for the American Legion’s annual National Oratorical Contest that awards college scholarships.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2019) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) honored Bedford residents Adele Bowden-Purlee, Byron Buker and Mark Scherschel Sr. with Indiana’s Circle of Corydon award during the Bedford Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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