Joanna King

Joanna King

Representative | District 49

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9657

Phone: 1-800-382-9841


Press Contact

Allison Vanatsky

Phone: 317-232-9695


My Legislation

Dear Neighbor,

It is an honor and privilege to represent House District 49, which includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana.

Hoosiers are problem solvers.  We find creative ways to fix things, and we can do the same with our state government. I want to hear from you. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, or schedule a visit to the Statehouse.  

My website provides information on our district, issues I am working on and can assist you in finding helpful state resources. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.


Joanna King
State Representative 
House District 49

Indiana House of Representatives: 2020-Present

House District 49: Includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana


  • Employment, Labor and Pensions
  • Natural Resources

Address:  200 W. Washington St.

                     Indianapolis, IN 46204

Statehouse Phone Number: 800-382-9841

Hometown: Middlebury

Occupation: Small-business owner

Education: Northridge High School

Community Involvement:

  • Elkhart County Boys & Girls Club Board of Trustees (2017-present)
  • Middlebury Community School Board, member and past president (2006-2020)
  • Maple City Chapel Stewardship Team, past president (2013-2020)
  • Goshen Theater Capital Campaign Co-Chair (2017-2020)
  • Maple City Chapel Capital Campaign (2018)
  • Middlebury Boys & Girls Club Board,  member and past president (2009-2017)
  • Habitat for Humanity All Women Build (2017)
  • LaGrange County Conventions & Visitors Bureau Board (2012-2016)
  • Shipshewana Retail Merchants Board (2007-2012)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Business Legacy Hall of Fame Award, Helen Murray Woman in Business (2019)
  • Hoosier Hospitality Award (2018)
  • Boys & Girls Club Beacon of Light Award (2017)
  • Indiana Torchbearer Award (2016)


King is a long-time resident of Elkhart County with strong community roots and business experience. After graduating high school, King started her first business. JoJo’s Pretzels would become the first of several small tourism and hospitality businesses King and her husband, Levi, would own as part of King Corporation.

As a well-respected entrepreneur in the region, King is passionate about representing the needs of Hoosier families small businesses and local manufacturers.

Over the years, King has also been involved with many area organizations and non-profits and served on a number of their boards, including as president of the Middlebury Community School Board for a time.

Today, she and her husband live in Middlebury and have four grown children and two grandchildren. They are active members of Maple City Chapel.

House District 49 consists of the eastern portion of Elkhart County in northern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.

Governor signs 'monumental' new law sponsored by King, Miller to honor Hoosier suffragettes

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, April 7, 2021

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2021) – The Statehouse will be home to a new monument honoring Hoosier suffragettes thanks to a new law sponsored by State Reps. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) and Doug Miller (R-Elkhart).

Rep. King: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Nicki Clark  | Thursday, April 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Bethany Christian High School graduate Elijah Lora is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Elkhart County legislators: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 24, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2021)  Hoosiers seeking a better-paying job can use the state's new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to local legislators.

Elkhart 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 Elkhart County lawmakers.

Elkhart 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 lawmakers are urging Hoosiers to be on the lookout for identity thieves and scammers.

King: Hoosiers can now use CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for apprenticeship programs

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

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – Several apprenticeship programs are now considered qualified expenses for funds saved through the CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan, according to State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury).

Reps. King, Miller: Bill supporting Indiana's small businesses, hospitality industry heads to Senate

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

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2021) —The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted in favor of legislation that would establish the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to State Reps. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) and Doug Miller (R-Elkhart).

Rep. King: Bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students this year advances to Senate

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

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) and the Indiana House of Representatives today voted in support of legislation to 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 COVID-19.