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House District 20
Indiana House of Representatives: 2016 - present
House District 20: Portions of LaPorte and Starke counties
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Suite 401-3, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
City: Rolling Prairie
Occupation: Small-business owner
Statehouse phone number: 1-800-382-9841
State Representative Jim Pressel owns and operates Pressel Enterprises Inc., a small business that builds and remodels residential homes throughout Northwest Indiana. He is an active member of the Indiana Builders Association and served as its president in 2016.
A Rolling Prairie resident for the last 30 years, Pressel is an active member of his community. In 2003, he helped jumpstart the building trades program at New Prairie High School. This program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in building structures to prepare them with the skills needed for the workforce.
Pressel, born and raised in rural LaPorte County, is married to his wife, Rebecca, and they have two children and three grandchildren.
House District 20 is comprised of large portions of Starke and LaPorte counties in northwestern Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 25, 2019) – The newly created Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Commission recently received $2.3 million in state funding for maintenance and improvements, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 25, 2019) – The newly created Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Commission recently received $2.3 million in state funding for maintenance and improvements, according to State Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 9, 2019) – Northwest Indiana 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 (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 28, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 21, 2017) – Hoosier job seekers now have access to new resources to find better-paying jobs thanks to the recently launched Next Level Jobs initiative, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 18, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to M. Gene Neff for his longstanding efforts to promote traffic safety.
STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.
“With the numerous accidents occurring on Highway 20, it is critical we address safety concerns on this and other Hoosier roadways."
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.
STATEHOUSE (July 3, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently presented State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) with a proclamation declaring LaPorte as Indiana’s ‘Capital for the Day’ on July 4th.
STATEHOUSE (June 30, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday ceremonially signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) adding transparency to local building permits and streamlining local zoning ordinance procedures.
STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) proposal increasing safety on our roads by establishing a defined process for approving and installing traffic signals could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) - State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) today congratulated the La Lumiere School boys basketball team on winning the 2017 DICK’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals with Senate Concurrent Resolution 52.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 100 years.
STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) at the Statehouse this week announced that Nathan Tuholski, an eighth-grade student at Door Prairie Adventist Christian School, won first place for his age group in the Indiana’s Family of Farmers National Ag Day video contest.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) joined local court appointed special advocates at the Statehouse Monday to celebrate National CASA Day.
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 27, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Jim Pressel’s (R-Rolling Prairie) bill helping save taxpayer dollars.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb today signed into law a bill co-authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (Rolling Prairie) providing more transportation options for Hoosier students with developmental disabilities.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – A South Central High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – Surrounded by family and fellow legislators in the Indiana House Chamber, member-elect Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) took the oath of office today, officially becoming the state representative of House District 20.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) announced the launch of a new scholarship program designed to incentivize top-performing high school students to pursue a career teaching in Indiana’s classrooms.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives encourage students to apply to intern for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April.
Our community lost a great citizen nearly three years ago. Jake West seemed like any other healthy teenager, but had an undetected heart condition that led to him collapsing during football practice. In his memory, the Play for Jake Foundation was established to create awareness and educate parents and youth about the dangers of undetected heart conditions.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) – Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) – Two farms in LaPorte County were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte).
STATEHOUSE (June 9, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) applauds John Glenn and New Prairie high schools on being recognized for their high scoring on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) urges the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to create a safer way for motorists to travel on U.S. 20 after two accidents sent three to the hospital this week.
STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – After serving House District 20 for 10 years, State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) is retiring from the Indiana General Assembly. Fellow House members honored Dermody for his years of service and commitment to improving the lives of those in LaPorte and Starke counties.
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody’s (R-LaPorte) bill celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by allowing commemorative alcohol bottles to be sold the Sunday of the big race was passed by the House today with a vote of 89-6.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2016) – The House Committee on Public Policy today voted 12-1 in support of a bill co-sponsored by State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports games in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Feb.18, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) hosted members of Leadership LaPorte County at the Statehouse today to discuss a variety of proposals being considered during the 2016 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Tom Dermody’s (R-LaPorte) bill boosting local economic efforts with enterprise zones.
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