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.
My website provides information on our district, issues I am working on and can assist you in finding helpful state resources. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.
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.
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).
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Reps. Wes Culver (R-Goshen), Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Bethany Christian Schools for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).
STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2018) — State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2018) — State. Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) on Monday welcomed homeschooled students with Abundant Rain Collective, Inc. as pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2018) — The House Committee on Ways and Means voted in favor of further studying Rep. Wes Culver’s (R-Goshen) proposal that would increase the allowable annual tax credit for those who make contributions to a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 22, 2017) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “The Next Level Roads Plan is the first step to build and strengthen Indiana’s infrastructure for the long term. Under the five-year plan, Elkhart County will receive nearly $46 million, which will go toward projects including the resurfacing of over 200 miles of lanes and repairing or replacing more than 30 bridges.
The 2016 legislative session is here and I would like your feedback on several important issues.
I am committed to keeping the momentum going this session as we work
toward developing a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan to maintain and improve our roads and bridges. As the Crossroads of America, our infrastructure plays a key role in our state's economy.
STATEHOUSE - “I supported House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, as it keeps education our top priority and creates the largest increase to education funding in our state’s history. Additionally, our budget invests $59 million in new money to help reduce recidivism and support community correction programs all while remaining true to our values of fiscal integrity.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wes Culver (R-Goshen) authored legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to try a drug or treatment that has gone through the first stage of approval for use. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1065 was signed into law by Governor Pence.
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