Jake Teshka

Jake Teshka

Representative | District 7

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9643

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h7@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Allison Vanatsky

Phone: 317-232-9695

Email: allison.vanatsky@iga.in.gov

My Legislation

Dear Neighbor,

 Thank you for the honor of serving you and House District 7 in the Indiana House of Representatives.

 Please do not hesitate to contact to me with any questions, ideas or concerns you may have about issues in our community. You can email me at H7@iga.in.gov or call 317-234-9450.

 This website offers a number of valuable resources and helpful information. To stay connected, please sign up to receive my email newsletter by providing your email address on the left side of this page or calling my office. Connecting with Indiana House Republicans on social media is also a great way to stay informed. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @INHouseGOP.

 I look forward to representing the values of our community and helping keep Indiana on track as one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

 Sincerely,

Jake Teshka

State Representative

House District 7

Indiana House of Representatives: 2020-Present

House District 7: House District 7 is comprised of the majority of St. Joseph County, and includes Walkerton, North Liberty and Lakeville, and portions of South Bend and Mishawaka’s south side.

Committees: 

  • Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development - Vice Chair
  • Education

Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone:

Office: 317-232-9643

Toll Free: (800) 382-9841

Hometown: South Bend

Occupation: Business Development Officer at Interra Credit Union

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Joseph’s College
  • Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University South Bend

Biography:

State Rep. Jake Teshka was elected to serve House District 7 in 2020. Born and raised in St. Joseph County, he graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend.

After college, Teshka worked in both the private and public sectors. In addition to his job as a business development officer for Interra Credit Union, he continued focusing on making a positive impact in his community. Most recently, he served as Common Council Representative for the city of South Bend's 5th District until elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. While on the city council, Teshka sat on the South Bend Transpo Board of Directors and the South Bend Redevelopment Commission.

Teshka lives in South Bend with his wife and two children. He and his family are active members of Granger Community Church, and Teshka helps support his community as a member of Kiwanis and reading coach volunteer with the United Way.

House District 7 is comprised of the majority of St. Joseph County, and includes Walkerton, North Liberty and Lakeville, and portions of South Bend and Mishawaka’s south side.

Governor signs 'monumental' new law sponsored by Teshka to honor Hoosier suffragettes

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, April 6, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2021) – The Statehouse will be home to a new monument honoring Hoosier suffragettes thanks to a new law sponsored by State Rep. Jake Teshka (R-South Bend).

Teshka, Wesco: Bill requiring middle school students to take a civics education course could soon be law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Legislation to improve civic engagement among young Hoosiers could soon be signed into law, according to State Reps. Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

St. Joseph County legislators: Free advice available on paying down student loan debt

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – Hoosiers working to pay down their student loans can receive free financial help to tackle their debt, according to St. Joseph County lawmakers.

St. Joseph County lawmakers: Be aware of tax season scams

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 10, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – As taxpayers continue to file their 2020 tax returns, local legislators are urging Hoosiers to be on the lookout for identity thieves and scammers.

Teshka's bill increasing transparency of road infrastructure plans could soon be law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2021) – State Rep. Jake Teshka's (R-South Bend) legislation to increase transparency of local infrastructure improvement plans and assets could soon be signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Rep. Teshka: Bill supporting local law enforcement heads to Senate for consideration

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, February 3, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2021) – After a unanimous vote by the Indiana House of Representatives this week, legislation co-authored by State Rep. Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) supporting local law enforcement now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Bill co-authored by DeVon, Teshka to fully fund all K-12 public school students advances to Senate

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, January 26, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted today in support of legislation co-authored by State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) that will fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether students attended classes in-person or virtually due to

State Reps. DeVon, Teshka: House fast tracks legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, January 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in support of a legislative proposal co-authored by State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Teshka to serve on House Education Committee, vice chair House commerce committee

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2020) – State Rep. Jake Teshka (R-South Bend) was recently appointed to serve as vice chair of the House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and as a member of the House Education Committee.

Teshka sworn in as new state representative for House District 7

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, December 3, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2020) – Jake Teshka of South Bend took the oath of office yesterday to serve as state representative for House District 7.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath via Zoom video during a virtual swearing-in ceremony.

"As a long-time public servant, it is an honor to now serve our district at the Statehouse," Teshka said. "I am energized and ready to bring my skills to the table as lawmakers take on important issues facing our community and state. Looking ahead, I am committed to working with all my colleagues and state leaders to help keep Indiana on the right path."