It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of House District 28, which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.
Although we have varying homesteads, we share many of the same goals: providing our children with an excellent education, strengthening our economy while still protecting our environment and keeping the size of our government and tax burden in check.
I value your thoughts, ideas and concerns on how I can help form public policy in our state. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help to you in any way.
House District 28
State Rep. Jeff Thompson
Indiana State Representative: 1998-Present
Represents House District 28, which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.
K-12 Subcommittee Chair, Ways and Means
K-12 Subcommittee, Ways and Means (Chair)
Bachelor of Science, physics, Purdue University
Hay/straw sales; retired chemistry, physics and math teacher, Danville Community High School
(317) 994-6239 Direct Line
(800) 382-9841 Toll Free
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Rep. Jeff Thompson has had the opportunity to serve his community and state in many areas while residing in west central Indiana. He has participated in numerous community activities, serving as a member of the Indiana State Fair Board, Indiana State Fair Commission and North Salem State Bank. In addition, he spent 12 years as a member of the Hendricks County 4-H Fair Board. Other activities include serving as a member of the Hendricks County Extension Board and Indiana Farm Bureau.
First elected in 1998, Thompson has supported balanced budgets with adequate reserves since House Republicans have been in control. He has also contributed to Indiana's nationally-recognized business climate, leading to major business investment and declining unemployment. Since 2003, he has served on the Education Committee and as K-12 Subcommittee chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Under his leadership in drafting the school funding formula, the General Assembly has changed from funding school corporations to funding students. This has resulted in over 24 million new dollars during the current biennium for the Hendricks County and Lebanon school corporations. He has also worked diligently to ensure Indiana schools have the funding to continue providing safe transportation for their students.
Thompson started at a young age working on his family farm. He put himself through school by operating a hay-bailing business. During the next 20 years, he managed and operated their several hundred acre livestock and crop farm. Since 2000, Thompson has continued his involvement in agriculture with a small hay and straw business.
Rep. Thompson is a North Salem High School alumnus and graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a bachelor of science in physics. He spent more than 30 years in education, teaching chemistry, physics and math at Danville Community High School.
In 2000, Thompson joined the North Salem State Bank as an advisory director. In 2008, he was elected as a director of the board. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board and has chaired the Loan, Compliance and Assets/Liabilities (ALCO) Committee.
Thompson lives in Lizton with his wife of over 20 years, Michelle. He has six children, Caleb, Isaac, Abraham, Lydia, Josiah and Anna, ages 12-21. Thompson enjoys gardening and assisting his children with their 4-H pigs. He also likes to watch his children's soccer games and theatrical performances. An active member of Northview Christian Church, he serves as a shepherd/elder and on the administrative/finance committee.
House District 28: Includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (June 3, 2021) – Local students preparing to become teachers are among this year's recipients of the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to Hendricks County legislators.
STATEHOUSE (May 24, 2021) – Legislation supported by Hendricks County lawmakers protecting Hoosiers' right to gather for religious worship services during future public emergencies is now law.
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to Boone County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $1.2 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to Hendricks County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2021) – "Relying on fiscal responsibility, our state weathered the past year better than expected. While other states are looking at tough budget cuts, Indiana has the opportunity to make strong investments in Hoosier priorities. With half our budget already dedicated to K-12 education, we are increasing education funding by an additional $1.9 billion over the next two years. With this investment, Indiana is meeting and exceeding the recommendations for increasing teacher salaries that were proposed by the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. Local school boards must prioritize this funding to make sure it supports raising teacher pay," said State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), chair of the House Ways and Means K-12 Subcommittee.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2021) – "Indiana has a strong reputation for being fiscally responsible while still funding Hoosier priorities, and this year will be no different. Education remains our top investment, as we work to build on our commitment to students and educators with funding increases. Thanks to our thoughtful budgeting over the years, Indiana can continue making sound investments, without taking on unnecessary debt that would burden future generations."
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 22, 2020) – Hendricks County lawmakers said time is running out for local students to apply for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 14, 2020) – Hendricks County legislators encourage communities in Central Indiana to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 13, 2020) – Boone County lawmakers encourage local communities to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) said Indiana's public pension funds grew during the last fiscal year despite the financial effects of the pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2020) – Hendricks 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. 14, 2020) – A Hendricks County project expanding fast and reliable internet to unserved locations near Danville can now move forward thanks to an $851,000 state broadband grant, according to State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).
Hendricks County legislators encourage veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (May 27, 2020) – Local 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 (April 20, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home, according to Hendricks County lawmakers.
State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.
Hendricks County natives Mariah Dragonette and Lucas Smith are gaining experience as interns with the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2020) – State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) recently at the Statehouse recognized Danville’s Katie Pourcho, who was named Indiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) — State Sens. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) and Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon), and State Reps. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) honored the Western Boone football team on Jan. 23, 2020, with Senate Concurrent Resolution 10.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – Hendricks County lawmakers are encouraging Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2019) – Hendricks County legislators encourage aspiring teachers planning or pursuing a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2019) – Hendricks County communities will receive over $1.8 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to area legislators.
Area legislators recently 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.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Hendricks 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 (July 10, 2019) – State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeffrey Thompson (R-Lizton) recently received their summer study committee assignments.
STATEHOUSE (March 25, 2019) – State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) and Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) today at the Statehouse honored the life of fallen Boone County Sheriff Deputy Jacob Pickett.
Pickett lost his life in March of last year after succumbing to a gunshot wound while on duty.
“Dedicated and selfless, Deputy Pickett embodies the definition of hero,” Schaibley said. “Our community lost a tremendous public servant, but his family lost a devoted son, husband and father. His compassion for others will continue on in the lives he touched.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Cascade High School and Reagan Elementary School were among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).
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