Chris May

Chris May

Representative | District 65

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9753

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h65@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Victoria Klimczak

Phone: 317-232-9659

Email: victoria.klimczak@iga.in.gov

2017 Digest of Enactments

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 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 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.

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