It is a privilege to represent House District 83, which includes portions of Whitley and Allen counties, in the Indiana House of Representatives. As your voice at the Statehouse, I look forward to listening and working with you to make decisions that will strengthen our community and state.
Knowing what issues matter most to you and your family helps me represent you more effectively, so I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and ideas on how to best improve northeast Indiana.
I know that we can make our community an even better place to live, work and raise a family as long as we work together. My contact information is listed on this page, and my door is always open. I hope to hear from you!
House District 83
Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 – present
House District 83: Portions of Whitley and Allen counties
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll-free Statehouse #: (800) 382-9841
Direct Line: (317) 232-9619
Occupation: Licensed Life and Health Insurance Broker
State Representative Christopher Judy joined the Indiana House of Representatives in September 2014.
Before joining the Legislature, Rep. Judy was born in Wabash, Ind. and spent most of his youth in Whitley County. He graduated from Manchester High School.
Rep. Judy is a decorated veteran of the Indiana National Guard and served in Iraq during 2008 as a combat medic.
Rep. Judy serves on the board of directors for the Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.
Rep. Judy and his wife Alena live in Aboite Township and attend Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne. They have two daughters, Izabelle and Savannah.
House District 83 is made up of most of Whitley County and a small portion of Allen County, along with part of the city of Fort Wayne. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2021) – Columbia City High School student Kurstyn Gilbert is among this year's recipients of the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2021) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages working families seeking high-quality early education and out-of-school programs for their children to apply for Build, Learn, Grow scholarships.
STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded just over $1 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2021) – "Education funding continues to be a top priority for Hoosiers, with Indiana investing half of its budget in K-12 education. The new two-year state budget increases Indiana's education spending to historic levels, with $1.9 billion in new funds being invested in Hoosier schools. Combined with federal stimulus dollars, the state's 293 school corporations should be on solid financial ground to invest in student learning and increased teacher salaries," said State Rep. Dave Heine, chair of the House Ways and Means Local Government Finance Subcommittee.
"This budget responsibly pays down state pension debt, especially to the pre-1998 teacher pensions, which will provide Indiana with more flexibility and opportunity to make investments in the future. The new budget plan also makes short- and long-term investments in Hoosier priorities, like education and infrastructure, which will continue moving Indiana in the right direction," said State Rep. Dan Leonard, member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
"A little more than a decade of conservative leadership allowed Indiana to manage through the pandemic and set us up to make historic investments in our state's future. This is no small feat, especially as other states are looking to cut budgets or take on debt. We also made it a priority to boost Indiana's reserves over the coming years to ensure we are prepared for any future downturns," said State Rep. Chris Judy, member of the House Ways and Means Committee
STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2021) – Area legislators recently volunteered at Community Harvest Food Bank to help distribute food items to local families in need.
STATEHOUSE (April 5, 2021) – Homestead High School graduate Gaven Schulz is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) granting surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives advanced legislation State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) authored that would benefit children and adults with autism.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2021) – “Indiana's strong fiscal discipline continues to serve Hoosiers well, and our budget reserves provided the necessary support we needed during the unprecedented pandemic. Crafting a responsible, balanced budget requires difficult choices, but we want to make sure Indiana continues to live within its means while planning for the future. This proposal invests in all Hoosiers, especially our students, law enforcement and small businesses. We also put $250 million toward improving rural broadband, which is critical to increase education and telehealth opportunities."
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives today advanced State Rep. Chris Judy's (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would grant surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones. The bill passed unanimously, 93-0.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2021) – Indiana residents age 65 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – State Rep. Chris Judy's (R-Fort Wayne) legislation that would grant surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones advanced unanimously out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee today.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 28, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) was recently appointed to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Allen and Whitley counties until Nov. 2, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages local communities to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 23, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at IndianaVoters.com.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 9, 2020) — One multi-county project expanding fast and reliable internet to unserved homes and businesses can now move forward thanks to a $110,040 state broadband grant, according to State Reps. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) said new resources are available to help students succeed, especially as COVID-19 complicates the start of the school year.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area legislators recently announced the latest recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – According to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2020) – With many new laws effective July 1, State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients, farmers and military families.
STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) 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.
STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) — According to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), Whitko Senior High School student Emalee Duggins recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Duggins will pursue a career in education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) said many helpful mental health resources are available to Hoosiers during the coronavirus pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session:
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
A new law intended to benefit Hoosier students beyond high school is causing some confusion, with many voicing concerns about the law based on a misconception that all educators must complete an externship to renew their licenses.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 26, 2019) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to apply for the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) in your coverage of today’s update on Indiana’s investigation of the more than 2,000 fetal remains found on the Illinois property of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who ran several abortion clinics in northern Indiana.
Note to the Press – Please include the following statement from State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s ruling regarding hemp. Judy voted for SEA 516, and supports this decision overturning portions of the new law per the court ruling:
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 19, 2019) – “It’s important that hemp is treated like any other regulated agricultural crop in Indiana, just as Congress intended with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Ideally, this ruling will provide guidelines to the rest of the country as states begin developing or amending their current regulatory structures. If Indiana is going to continue to attract substantial investments and jobs into the state like the potential $52 million project in Jeffersonville, our laws and regulations must treat hemp like any other federally regulated agricultural crop. I look forward to ensuring the entire hemp market remains open to Hoosier farmers, small businesses and other entrepreneurs.”
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 21, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 14, 2019) – Area legislators today announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
“Indiana’s unborn could have been better protected starting today. While I am disappointed in the court’s decision and believe this is an issue of states’ rights, the remainder of the bill is intact and I am hopeful that the attorney general will vigorously appeal this ruling. In light of this recent action, we now have a greater duty to continue to be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.”
STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2019) – Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed into law Thursday legislation co-authored by State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) to help increase teacher pay.
STATEHOUSE (May, 28, 2019) – “Like many Hoosiers, it is very frustrating to watch the U.S. Supreme Court miss an opportunity to strike down the appeal court’s ruling on the decision to terminate pregnancy based on potential race, sex or disability. While certainly disappointed, I am encouraged with the justices’ affirmation of life with its ruling regarding the humane burying or cremation of aborted babies. That is a big win for protecting the dignity of life.”
STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Whitley County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2019) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently honored Whitko High School art students at the Statehouse for their accomplishments in the 49th World School Children’s Art Exhibition.
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. Also known as CTE month, this is a way to recognize the importance of programs that encourage students to explore career opportunities, and the doors it opens to employment. Northeast Indiana enjoys a rich manufacturing history and this industry currently employs almost 30 percent of our area’s workforce. But like our nation and state, our community faces a shortage of skilled tradespeople. As a lawmaker, I want to maintain northeast Indiana’s momentum by supporting legislation that provides more access to CTE.
When parents send their children off to school, they make the conscious decision to entrust others to take care of the most important part of their life.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) was recently reappointed to serve as vice chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.
With the general election just around the corner, it’s important to know your vote will count. As a member of the House Committee on Elections and Apportionment, I understand the concerns many Hoosiers have regarding cybercriminals meddling in elections.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 13, 2018) — “Interpretation of the law is paramount as a Supreme Court Justice. While serving as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court over the past 12 years, Brett Kavanaugh’s legal opinions support that assessment. Kavanaugh’s impeccable credentials should make it extremely difficult for any conscientious lawmaker to consider voting against his confirmation.”
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) — Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (June 21, 2018) — State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs.
STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Homestead Senior High School for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Local businesses on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Award for their contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Auburn).
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — Artwork by a local artist will soon be on display at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2018) — State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) honored Whitko High School art students on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Statehouse with a resolution congratulating them for their accomplishments in the 48th World School Children’s Art Exhibition.
RAISING AWARENESS: (From left to right) State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw), Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Heine (R-New Haven) pair sneakers with their suits on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month.
Under strong Republican leadership, Indiana is growing with a robust economy, low taxes and more Hoosiers working than ever before. Our solid fiscal foundation and economic momentum puts us in the position to build off our strengths while focusing on a number of issues facing our state.
Statement from Rep. Chris Judy on the Indiana State Department of Health's denial of a license to an abortion clinic in South Bend.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 27, 2017) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the 2018 Indiana House Page Program during the legislative session, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Office of Community and Rural Affairs presented an award to the town of South Whitley on December 6 at the 2017 OCRA Awards Ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse, according to State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
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