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House District 85
Indiana House of Representatives: 2016-Present
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Occupation: Owner of Heine Farms
Retired Vice President and Corporate Officer for Do It Best Corp.
Spouse name: Tammy, married for over 38 years
Children: Meredith, Kirstyn (Adam), Mark (Sarah)
Grandchildren: Cooper, Luke, Matthew and Cameron
House District 85 is located in Allen County and extends from eastern Fort Wayne to the Ohio state line. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (May 29, 2020) – Fort Wayne area lawmakers encourage 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 21, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2020) – Allen County legislators said assistance for a variety of mental health issues is available for Hoosiers struggling to cope with the overwhelming effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, Fort Wayne area legislators said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2020) – Allen County legislators are encouraging Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
PHOTO CAPTION: (from left) State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), Matt Lehman (R-Berne), Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn), Denny Zent (R-Angola), Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Abbott (R-Rome City) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – Area lawmakers are encouraging Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2019) – Allen County was recently awarded over $1.6 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2019) – Allen County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
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 (May 22, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Allen County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 16, 2019) – State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2019) – On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available for Allen County 4-year-olds, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – Area 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. 12, 2018) – State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) was recently reappointed to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2018) – “This designation will exponentially aid the economic development of east Allen County, especially the seven communities involved with the East Allen Alliance. Without the guidance and leadership of Kent Castleman, this award simply wouldn’t happen. I’d be remiss if I also didn’t mention the work of Kristi Kurtz. Working closely with the leaders of the seven communities and county, the pair were instrumental in putting together a top-notch presentation that I believe impressed the selection committee.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) – State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) was recently reappointed to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.
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. Dave Heine (New Haven).
Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) in your coverage of the passing of Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley:
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) — Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to area lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Many students from Allen County planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Dave Heine (R-New Haven) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) – State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
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.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2018) — State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) recently joined fellow House lawmakers to fill diaper bags with donated baby supplies for foster families across Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2018) — “The decision denying this group to operate in South Bend shows that the licensing criteria requirements under Indiana law are effective and help keep Hoosiers safe. I give credit to the Indiana State Department of Health for its diligence enforcing the law.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 27, 2017) — Fort Wayne state representatives are encouraging area students to apply to the 2018 Indiana House of Representatives Page Program.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Allen County and four local communities received more than $3.3 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne).
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) — State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) and co-sponsored by State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), that would help honor veterans who have passed away without any surviving family members.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2016) — A House committee today passed a bill that would help honor veterans who have died without surviving family members.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 16, 2015) – State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) today announced Indiana will pay off its federal unemployment loan early leading to significant savings for Hoosier businesses.
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