It is an honor and privilege to represent House District 49, which includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana.
Hoosiers are problem solvers. We find creative ways to fix things, and we can do the same with our state government. I want to hear from you. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, or schedule a visit to the Statehouse.
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House District 49
Indiana House of Representatives: 2018-Present
House District 49: Eastern portion of Elkhart County
Occupation: Mother, teacher and small-business owner
State Rep. Christy Stutzman was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2018. She is a mother, teacher and small-business owner. Stutzman has a passion for composing and directing music, serving as the Indiana state and national chorus director for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for 6 years. She was the junior/senior high music teacher and choral director at Clinton Christian School in Goshen for several years and has taught music, speech, English and dramatic production in various schools and capacities on the junior and senior high levels for many years. Stutzman currently volunteers on the board of directors for Indiana Right to Life.
As co-owner of several small businesses, including the Legacy Theatre Group, Stutzman Power Equipment, and the Schönbrook Farm & Inn, Stutzman wants to share her community’s economic success and resiliency with those at the Statehouse.
Stutzman is dedicated to making sure her district preserves its time-tested Hoosier values of personal responsibility, hard work, family, faith and community and passes those values on to the next generation. She believes in smaller government, less regulation, more freedom, the sanctity of life and more local control.
Stutzman is married to former U.S. Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, who served Indiana at both the state and national level. They have two sons, Payton and Preston, and live in Middlebury.
House District 49 consists of the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Elkhart County until Nov. 2, according to area legislators.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2020) – Area lawmakers encourage 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. 15, 2020) – Area legislators encourage 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 (Aug. 31, 2020) – State Reps. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) and Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) encourage local arts and cultural organizations that are financially struggling because of the pandemic to apply for new state grants.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 14, 2020) – Area legislators said new resources are available to help students succeed, especially as COVID-19 complicates the start of the school year.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area lawmakers encourage veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (July 31, 2020) – Area lawmakers encourage Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.
STATEHOUSE (July 28, 2020) – When students begin school in the coming weeks, a new opportunity to fulfill graduation requirements will be available to high school juniors and seniors to tutor younger students, according to area lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 24, 2020) – To help lower Indiana's high maternal and infant mortality rates, State Reps. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) and Curt Nisly (R-Milford) say there are new resources available for Hoosier moms and their newborns.
STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to Elkhart County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – Hoosiers no longer have to pay local or state fees for five-year gun licenses, thanks to a law Elkhart County lawmakers supported in 2019.
STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) – State Reps. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2020) – Local communities were recently awarded over $3.3 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to Elkhart County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2020) – State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse during the 2020 legislative session:
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2020) – Elkhart County lawmakers encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
Goshen artist Brooke Rothshank stands with her watercolor portraits of Grace Julian Clarke, Madame C. J. Walker and Virginia Jenckes as part of her tripictic piece called "Hoosier Heroines" at the 2020 Hoosier Woman Artists exhibition reception, Wednesday, March 2, 2020, at the Statehouse. Rothshank heard about the art program from an email and knew she wanted to commemorate influential women from Indiana's history. Clarke was a journalist and author; Walker was an entrepreneur and social activist and Jenckes was first woman from Indiana elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. For the next year, Rothshank's art will be on display in Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch's office.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2020) – The House of Representatives Monday supported legislation co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) recognizing fallen service members and their families.
Stutzman said the bill would require each state office building, state cemetery and Indiana’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs cemetery to fly the Honor and Remember Flag each year throughout the month of May.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Christy Stutzman's (R-Middlebury) bill that would support local schools who wish to provide more educational opportunities and options for Amish students in high school.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) recently recognized the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County in the House Chamber for the organization’s steadfast commitment to serving local youth for more than 60 years.
The first Boys and Girls Club in Elkhart County opened in Goshen in 1956. Today, four clubhouses serve more than 1,500 young Hoosiers daily and have approximately 5,500 registered members.
HOUSE DISTRICT 49 (Oct. 17, 2019) – State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) toured Goshen and Middlebury with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch recently to meet and hear from constituents, employers and local leaders.
“Taking the time to meet with the constituents and entrepreneurs that make our community thrive helps me keep a pulse on what issues matter most to those in our area and better represent them at the Statehouse,” Stutzman said. “There are so many incredible things going on in our communities and I appreciated the opportunity to see many of them first hand and share this experience with Lieutenant Governor Crouch.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2019) – More than $2.1 million in state matching grants will be awarded throughout Elkhart County to accelerate local road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 8, 2019) – Goshen Community 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. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury).
“While this is still a preliminary investigation with many unanswered questions, our state acted swiftly and appropriately after the recent discovery of 2,246 human remains found as a result of Dr. Klopfer’s disturbing actions. We need to understand how this was able to occur and do everything in our power to ensure that something like this can never happen again. Every human life is precious, and now that we know all these babies came from Indiana, it is my hope we can give them the proper burial and rest they deserve as soon as possible.”
“The federal courts’ decision to block a life-saving provision that we passed in the last legislative session is disappointing and very concerning. The brutal practice of dismemberment abortion on a living child in the womb is disturbing and has no place in Indiana. I co-authored this law defending the dignity of an unborn life and providing more safety for mothers and it received bipartisan support. Despite this ruling, I will continue to fight for those who cannot protect themselves and I am thankful that our state attorney general has challenged this ruling.”
Photo Caption: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (front right) presents members of the Northridge High School Starlights Show Choir a House Resolution recognizing their fourth state championship title May 17, 2019. The Starlights, which secured more state titles than any other school, are a devoted group of talented singers that consists of 34 singers and dancers, 12 band members and 10 crew members who perform and compete in Indiana and Illinois.
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2019) — Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortions in Indiana was recently signed into law.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) (second from right) honors members of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, celebrating its 125th anniversary, is the largest chapter in Indiana and the second largest in the United States.
One century ago, the first woman legally cast her ballot in an American presidential election. In honor of this important moment in American history, I co-authored legislation recognizing the legacy of women’s suffrage in our country.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday co-authored by State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) prohibiting the practice of dismemberment abortions in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – Local students who want to learn more about state government are encouraged to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) — State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) was recently appointed vice chair of the House Public Policy Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 5, 2018) — Middlebury received $1 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury).
Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Christy Stutzman of Middlebury took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 49.
State Rep. Stutzman, along with her colleagues, took the oath of office in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day. She was elected to fill the seat vacated by former State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).
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