It is an honor to serve the people of House District 29, which includes a portion of Hamilton County.
I hope this site serves as a valuable resource for information on our district, and issues I am working on while assisting you in navigating state government.
I always appreciate your input, so please do not hesitate to contact to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you as we work together on important issues impacting Indiana and our community. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.
House District 29
Indiana House of Representatives: 2018-present
House District 29: House District 29 encompasses a portion of Hamilton County and contains all of Noblesville and Wayne Township, the precincts of 14 and 16 in Fall Creek Township, and Aroma and Strawtown precincts in White River Township.
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: (317) 232-9833
Toll Free: (800) 382-9841
Occupation: President and CEO of Gaylor Electric, Inc.
Purdue University, B.S. in Building Construction Management
Vincennes University, A.S. in Architectural Studies
State Rep. Chuck Goodrich of Noblesville was first elected to serve the constituents of House District 29 in 2018. During his first year in office, Goodrich authored a bill that created the senior-youth mentor pilot program, which aims to provide struggling students with a role model at school. This legislation passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support.
He also co-sponsored a new law that aimed to meet the changing needs of Indiana’s employers by reallocating existing state funds to proven workforce programs so Hoosiers can increase their certifications, earn stackable credentials and secure higher-paying jobs in high-demand fields.
Outside of the legislature, Goodrich serves as the president and CEO of Gaylor Electric, Inc. The electrical design-build contractor employs more than 1,300 men and women throughout 11 offices in five states across the county, including seven Indiana locations. During his tenure, Gaylor Electric created more than 700 jobs.
He also helped open the Gaylor Electric Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship Satellite Campus, an alternative, state-accredited high school for at-risk students at the Gaylor Noblesville hub. He actively works with the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network and is a member of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Region 5 Workforce Development Board.
Goodrich lives in Noblesville with his wife of 25 years, Tricia, and their four children. The family is active in the community and as members of the White River Christian Church. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and kids, playing golf, and rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and Purdue Boilermakers.
House District 29 now contains all of Noblesville and Wayne Township along with the precincts of 14 and 16 in Fall Creek Township and Aroma and Strawtown precincts in White River Township. To find your House District, click here.
Whether you're at home, work or school, Hoosiers expect to be able to connect to the internet from wherever they are. The web has changed how we conduct business, learn, and keep in touch with our friends and loved ones. While it may seem like this technology is readily available to everyone, many are still struggling to find access to reliable broadband. I joined fellow lawmakers this session to work on legislation to address this gap and support additional investments to connect more Hoosiers in rural and underserved areas.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2021) – A key House committee passed State Rep. Chuck Goodrich's (R-Noblesville) bill on Tuesday to help Hoosier workers who may decline a pay bump over fear of quickly losing government benefits.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2021) – Some apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
For many, learning they earned a raise or promotion at work is news that calls for celebration. But for some, it could mean choosing between taking on a new opportunity or jeopardizing their families' financial assistance. I authored legislation to empower Hoosiers to take on these opportunities without worrying about losing certain benefits.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 31, 2020) – Starting Jan. 1, students' income earned through paid internships or work-based learning programs will no longer impact their families' eligibility for certain benefits.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2020) – Local communities recently received more than $656,000 in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville). The city of Noblesville received $181,290 for local road and bridge projects. In addition, Hamilton County received $475,603 in matching grants.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2020) – Hamilton County lawmakers 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 (Sept. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) 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. 18, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) 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 (Aug. 17, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) said new resources are available to help students succeed, especially as COVID-19 complicates the start of the school year.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2020) – With 2020 Census responses impacting future federal funding in local communities, area lawmakers are urging Hamilton County residents to respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 6, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) encourages 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 State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
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 Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more jobseekers and employers, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2020) – With many new laws effective July 1, State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, medical patients and public safety officers.
STATEHOUSE (May 29, 2020) – The city of Noblesville and Hamilton County are eligible for more than $12.7 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) 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 12, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2020) – The city of Noblesville was recently awarded $1 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2020) – Hamilton County lawmakers encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
Note to the press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) being sworn in as Indiana House speaker:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a bill authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to break down career barriers for students from low-income families.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) honored the Noblesville High School girls soccer team Thursday at the Statehouse for securing their second state championship win in the program’s history.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Photo Caption: (Left to right) House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers), State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill to increase the special death benefit for police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill that would break down barriers to career opportunities for students from low-income families.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill that aims to break barriers for students from low-income families.
Note to the press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of House Republicans selecting State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) as House speaker-elect:
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded more than $1.4 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) was recently appointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – Legislation authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to create a pilot program for local senior citizens to mentor students is moving to the governor for consideration as a new law.
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Legislation sponsored by three local lawmakers creating a pilot program to support Hoosier children at high risk of becoming juvenile offenders could soon become law.
According to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), proposed legislation would establish a two-year pilot program in five counties throughout the state to serve as an intervention initiative for children not yet in the court system. These children exhibit extreme behavioral issues that put themselves at risk.
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) today at the Statehouse honored those who protected students and staff at Noblesville West Middle School during last year’s school shooting.
First responders from the Noblesville Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and Riverview Health, as well as Noblesville teacher Jason Seaman, were presented a resolution recognizing their heroic efforts. During the shooting, Seaman disarmed and subdued the shooter, ignoring his own personal safety for that of his students and taking three bullets in the process.
The juvenile system is not always equipped to handle all the needs of troubled young people and help them become upstanding citizens. Juvenile offenders are more likely to have suffered abuse, and often face higher risks of mental health concerns, educational problems, occupational difficulties, and public health and safety issues. We should not stand by and let these children slip through the cracks. I am sponsoring legislation to establish a preventative program for at-risk youth to help address these issues early on, before they become life-long problems.
The Indiana legislature continues to focus on expanding Indiana’s labor pipelines and growing our workforce. Lawmakers are addressing workforce issues on all levels, including preparing our students and skilling up underemployed Hoosiers. Creating a modern workforce development program and expanding education opportunities for our youth are issues extremely important to me, and I supported several bills to help meet these goals.
CAPTION: (From left to right) Hamilton County legislators, State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, cancer is the second-leading cause of death for Hoosiers. Many cancers can be prevented or treated early by getting regular detection screenings.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2019) – The House of Representatives voted in support of legislation authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) that would connect students and senior citizens in local schools through a pilot mentorship program.
Goodrich said he was inspired to author the legislation following conversations with local residents who wanted to help after last year’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. Through the program, volunteers aged 55 and over would work with students in three school corporations, one urban, one suburban and one rural.
After last year’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School shook our community, many senior citizens expressed to me their desire to help our youth. This inspired me to author House Bill 1224, which would create a pilot mentorship program for older Hoosiers to work with students.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2019) – The House of Representatives recently advanced legislation co-authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) that would strengthen Indiana’s virtual education programs.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2019) – (from left to right) State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) welcomes Senior Pastor Timothy Brock of Noblesville to the Indiana Statehouse Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Brock, pastor at White River Christian Church, offered the blessing in the House Chamber prior to the start of the legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in favor of legislation to continue strengthening Indiana’s workforce pipeline co-authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) legislation that would provide opportunities for local senior citizens to share their life experiences and skills with students.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – Local lawmakers encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2018) — State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) was recently selected to serve on three House committees, including the House Education Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Chuck Goodrich of Noblesville took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 29.
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day, the formal start to the legislative session.
“The opportunity to represent our community in the Indiana House of Representatives is truly an honor,” Goodrich said.
Note to the press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville), Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Todd Huston (R-Fishers), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “Our community is experiencing an economic and population boom, which greatly impacts our local infrastructure. Enacting a long term, fiscally responsible roads plan was vital to Hamilton County. With nearly $26 million being provided to our county in the next five years under the roads plan established by the General Assembly and supported by local governments, we can continue thriving as opposed to crumbling under our own growth. This investment was not only a matter of investing in our future, but improving safety on our roads and preventing everyday wear and tear on our cars.”
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2016) – State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) today welcomed evangelist and Noblesville resident, Clayton Jennings, to the Statehouse where he led House members in prayer.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2016) — State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse...
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2016) – Each legislative session, State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) welcomes Hamilton County residents to join her at the Statehouse for adult page day.
“Adult page day provides opportunities for constituents in our district to become more familiar with the legislative process and connect with their elected officials,” Richardson said. “This is a day I look forward to every year.”
Ever since I was a little girl, this time of year has always been so special. My mother, who I miss every day, loved Christmas, and we decorated every space we could with Santas, angels, trees, lights, red bows and holly.
The Indiana General Assembly will be tackling some major issues this session. Road funding and education will be our top legislative priorities, and it is your ideas and opinions which help me best represent our district at the Statehouse. To better understand the goals we have for the upcoming session, we need to look at our past accomplishments in these areas, starting with roads.
As the year quickly comes to an end, I am preparing for the 2016 general assembly. This legislative session will be a short session, meaning we won’t be crafting and voting on our state’s biennial budget. The state Legislature must finish by March 14th. Instead of focusing on a budget, we will concentrate on education and road funding.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion) authored legislation that makes changes to Indiana’s election law, most notably, straight ticket voting. House Bill (HB) 1008, co-authored by State Reps. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and Milo Smith (R-Columbus), passed out of the House with a vote of 59-35.
Adjournment of session is just nine short days away. These last two weeks will be filled with hearing all remaining bills and getting them sent over to the Governor's desk. Two of those bills, which we are constitutionally obligated to pass are moving through the process. The first bill, the state budget, now resides over in the Senate where Senator Kenley and his colleagues are working
It has been seven days, since I last wrote to all of you, and unfortunately the situation at the Statehouse remains the same. The House Republicans have reported to session each day last week and the Democrat Caucus has remained camped out in Urbana, Illinois. Last week, Speaker Bosma extended our deadline date, so that we could fulfill our constitutional obligations of passing
If you read last week's column "Deadlines they are approaching," you know that this past week at the Statehouse was a critical week for us; it was the first of three deadline weeks set by House rules. To the frustration of House Republicans, the week's work was halted to a dead stop and the first crucial deadline was missed. The deadline missed was for bills on 3rd reading (final vote) in
STATEHOUSE - Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) and Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) co-authored House Bill 1242, which affect various election law matters. The bill received a final reading on the House floor at Monday's session and passed 83 to 13. "There were several items pertaining to election law that needed to be addressed. The changes called for in this bill will create
STATEHOUSE- Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) encourages residents of House District 29 to partake in the 19th annual Adult Page Day on Tuesday, March 15th. The Adult Page Day provides an opportunity for citizens to participate in the legislative process and spend the day with Rep. Richardson. "This is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in their state government
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