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It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of District 72. As your state representative, I am committed to achieving our goals of traditional values and limited government.
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House District 72
Indiana House of Representatives: 2008-Present
Married: Amy Clere, Teacher
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
State Representative Ed Clere is serving his fourth term in the Indiana House of Representatives. He represents most of Floyd County, including the city of New Albany and Georgetown. Representative Clere serves on the House Ways and Means, Education and Public Policy committees.
In addition, he is a legislative appointee to the board of Indiana’s CHOICE program, a state-funded program that helps seniors and people with disabilities stay in their home and avoid institutional care. He is also a legislative appointee to the boards of the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, and to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
A 2010 graduate of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, a program for newer legislators offered by the Midwestern office of the Council of State Governments, Representative Clere is now co-chair of the program’s steering committee. He also serves on Counsel of State Governments’ (CSG) Health Public Policy Committee; the Health and Human Services Committee of CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference; and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Health Committee.
Representative Clere coaches youth soccer and serves on the board of the New Albany-Floyd County Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation. He also serves on the LifeSpan Resources Advisory Council and the Floyd County Community Corrections Advisory Board. He is a former member of the board of Develop New Albany, the city’s Main Street organization. An advocate of historic preservation, he serves on a revolving loan committee for Indiana Landmarks, a statewide nonprofit organization. He is a graduate and member of Leadership Southern Indiana.
Representative Clere has been recognized for a number of awards, including Indiana Optometry’s Outstanding Service in the Public Interest Award (2013); Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging Legislative Champion (2012); Rotary Club of New Albany Vocational Service Award (2012); National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Citation for Distinguished Service (2012); Habitat for Humanity of Indiana Volunteer of the Year (2011); and Indiana Chamber of Commerce Small Business Champion (2010).
Representative Clere earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Indiana University Southeast. He has worked as a Realtor since 2001. As a Realtor, he has earned the ABR, CRS and GRI designations and has served on the board of the Southern Indiana Realtors Association. Representative Clere and his wife, Amy, a teacher, live in New Albany. They have five children.
House District 72: Represents most of Floyd County, including New Albany and Georgetown.
Local farmers and agricultural producers directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
Southern Indiana legislators said local communities were recently awarded more than $3.6 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements.
State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) (left, back row) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) (left of center at podium) welcome Indiana University Southeast nursing students to the Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. The state lawmakers discussed the 2020 legislative session with the students and Indiana’s implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing nurses to cross state lines to provide important medical services. Clere authored legislation to make Indiana effectively join the NLC starting in July.
State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer risks can be lowered by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular cancer screening tests.
Communities in Clark and Floyd counties received over $1.4 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).
Area state 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 (July 10, 2019) – Legislation aimed at protecting and growing Indiana’s honey bee population was recently signed into law by the governor.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2019) — Local lawmakers introduced a resolution celebrating the 150th anniversaries of the Culbertson Mansion and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation.
STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education recently awarded Floyd Central High School, Christian Academy of Indiana and Our Lady of Providence High School for student success on Advanced Placement exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Two Floyd County students planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).
STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2018) — A New Albany High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.
BE MY VALENTINE: State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) meets with (left to right) Jean Kaiser, Diane Shauffer, Sandy Braunbeck, Jon Faith, Courtney Zang, Anna McCartin and David Sturgeon, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Kaiser, Shauffer, McCartin and Sturgeon are self-advocates with the organization. Rauch, Inc. partnered with The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana for the 11th year to hand out Valentines to legislators and state officials with the message, “Have a Heart for The Arc.” This is a day for the group to visit with legislators, voice issues and opinions and share a message for Valentine’s Day.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) on Tuesday recognized the Indiana Economic Development Association on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
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