Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. You will find great resources and links which pertain to Lake and Porter County. I am honored to be representing House District 11 at the Statehouse. I look forward to the upcoming session where my focus is to represent the issues and the ideas that are essential to our community. I will serve as your voice on the House floor and will work towards making Indiana a better place for Hoosiers and their families.
House District 11
Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 - present
House District 11: Portions of Lake and Porter counties
Agriculture and Rural Development (Vice Chair)
Courts and Criminal Code
Address: Statehouse: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: Statehouse direct line: (317) 234-9447
B.S. in Education (Social Studies) from Indiana University
Master’s Degree with a concentration in history from Valparaiso University
Representative Michael Aylesworth served in the United States Army and made the rank of Sergeant before he was honorably discharged in 1973. He was the co-founder of Iroquois Bio Energy Company, which he later retired from, and now, he and his wife Dolores live in the Hebron area. They have three sons, six granddaughters and two grandsons. Aylesworth was president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association State from 1997-2002 and president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council State from 2000-2003. He also served two terms as Porter County commissioner and one term as a county councilman. Rep. Aylesworth and his wife are members of St. Mary’s Church in Kouts.
St. Mary’s Church
Farm Bureau Porter County Board Member
Indiana University Alumni Association
Porter County Historical Society
National Rifle Association
Indiana Corn Growers Association State President (1997-2002)
Indiana Corn Marketing Council State President (2000-2003)
American Legion Post 190 Post Commander (1994-2000)
National Corn Growers Association (1997-2002)
House District 11 includes portions of Lake County and Porter County in northwestern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2021) – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently resumed the Paycheck Protection Program, and eligible small businesses can apply for the low-interest loans, according to State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Hal Slager (R-Schererville).
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) — The House Committee on Local Government voted today in support of State Rep. Michael Aylesworth's (R-Hebron) legislation increasing accountability for elected county officials.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2020) – Lake County lawmakers were recently appointed to several House standing committees and leadership positions.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 29, 2020) — State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages Lake County high school seniors and families to attend 1 of 2 workshops in November to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Lake and Porter counties until Nov. 2, according to State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 9, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages communities in Northwest Indiana to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at IndianaVoters.com.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages 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 (Aug. 27, 2020) – This new school year, State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) said there are opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to tutor young students in order to fulfill graduation requirements.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.
STATEHOUSE (July 31, 2020) – According to State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron).
STATEHOUSE (July 8, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages veterans and Indiana companies to sign up for INvet's next-generation website that connects service members directly with Hoosier businesses.
STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2020) – With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients and farmers.
STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2020) – Coronavirus testing is now offered to all Hoosiers at OptumServe sites throughout the state, regardless of whether they are at high risk or symptomatic, according to State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron).
STATEHOUSE (June 17, 2020) – As Indiana continues to get back on track, State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) said the state is dedicating nearly $44 million in federal funds to help small businesses and manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.
STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2020) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) encourages Hoosiers who may be struggling to make ends meet and needing food assistance to turn to the state's recently launched Operation Food program for help.
STATEHOUSE (June 5, 2020) – Northwest Indiana 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.
Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment.
State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) encourage all Hoosiers to respond to the 2020 Census, which is a count of the nation's population.
With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, northwest Indiana legislators said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
Communities in Lake and Porter counties were recently awarded more than $12.6 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso).
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.
PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, left) signs into law State Rep. Michael Aylesworth’s (R-Hebron) (seated, right) legislation helping counties hire highway engineers and move forward on road projects Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Under the new law, the state will increase its contribution to a county highway engineer’s salary as long as the county’s contribution is equal to or greater than the prior year.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 17, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) will host four local town hall meetings to discuss the upcoming legislative session and hear from residents in the area.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “It is estimated that Porter County will receive over $35 million and Lake County will receive nearly $112 million to improve our local infrastructure under the Next Level Roads Plan. These funds will be used to complete various projects improving intersections, repairing bridges and adding new driving lanes. The long-term changes being made to the roads and bridges across our state will be incredibly beneficial to Hoosiers and businesses.”
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs.
STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) earned a 93 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.
STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron).
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