Michael Aylesworth

Michael Aylesworth

Representative | District 11

Contact Information

Phone: 317-234-9447

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h11@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Emily Gaylord

Phone: 317-232-9824

Email: emily.gaylord@iga.in.gov

2017 Digest of Enactments

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 our 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.

Sincerely,

Michael Aylesworth
State Representative
House District 11

Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 - present

House District 11: Portions of Lake and Porter counties

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

Telephone:  Statehouse direct line: (317) 234-9447

Education:

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.

Community Activities:

St. Mary’s Church 
Farm Bureau Porter County Board Member
Indiana University Alumni Association
Porter County Historical Society
National Rifle Association


Professional Memberships:

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.

Aylesworth to host town hall meetings

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

Aylesworth: Local communities to receive more than $145M in road funding over next five years

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, July 14, 2017

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.”

Aylesworth to serve on summer study committee on environmental affairs

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs.

Rep. Aylesworth earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Friday, June 16, 2017

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.

Aylesworth: Local students receive first-ever educator scholarship

Posted by: Tori Klimczak  | Friday, May 19, 2017

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).

Governor signs Aylesworth’s bill eliminating adoption obstacle

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 10, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed State Rep. Mike Aylesworth’s (R-Hebron) bill into law Wednesday that will prevent valid adoptions from being wrongly voided. House Enrolled Act 1048 repeals a statutory requirement that the Indiana Department of Child Services check the National Registry of Substantiated Cases of

Aylesworth’s bill closing adoption loophole could soon be law

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) — The Indiana Senate passed State Rep. Mike Aylesworth’s (R-Hebron) bill Tuesday that would stop valid adoptions from being wrongly voided through a current loophole. House Bill 1048 would remove a part of the Indiana Code that requires the Indiana Department of Child Services to check the nonexistent, National

House passes Aylesworth’s bill closing adoption loophole

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Monday, February 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Monday that would stop valid adoptions from being wrongly voided through a current loophole, according to the bill’s author, State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron). House Bill 1048 would remove a part of the Indiana Code that requires the National

Reps. Soliday, Aylesworth: House passes bill strengthening private property rights

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, January 26, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2017) – A bill aimed at protecting and informing Hoosier communities before eminent domain can be exercised for railroads passed unanimously out of the House today, according to the bill’s author State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), and co-author State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron). Before land is placed under eminent

Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Aylesworth

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, January 5, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 5, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron). While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the

Aylesworth to serve on four House committees

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, December 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was recently selected to serve on the House Committee on Local Government. He was also named to the House Committee on Environmental Affairs and the House Committee on Natural Resources. Additionally, Aylesworth will be serving as vice chair of the House Select Committee on Government

Aylesworth participates in ‘Educator for a Day’ program

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, November 17, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 17, 2016) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) went back to the classroom today as part of the “Educator for a Day” program at Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake. Aylesworth spent the day alongside third-grade teacher Cynthia Zyzanski, attending staff meetings, helping to facilitate conversations, speaking to

Aylesworth: I-65 Northwest Indiana expansion project approved by budget committee

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, October 27, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 27, 2016) — Today, the State Budget Committee released funds for the I-65 Northwest Indiana Major Moves 2020 expansion project, according to State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron). New travel lanes will be added to I-65 from State Road 2 at mile marker 240, north to U.S. Highway 231 at mile marker 247. The project will also include

Aylesworth: Gain experience by interning with the House of Representatives

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 27, 2016) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives are seeking interns for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April. “This program allows interns to gain professional experience in a fast-paced environment while legislators

Aylesworth to host local town hall meetings

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2016) — State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) will hold four town hall meetings to hear from Hoosiers in communities across the southern portions of Lake and Porter counties. “Receiving input from folks throughout our communities is an important part of my job as a state representative and these town hall meetings provide

Aylesworth: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron). This year, Aylesworth supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and

Region lawmakers honor Boone Grove softball team

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, August 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) – State Reps. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) honored the Boone Grove Wolves softball team at the Porter Township school board meeting Thursday for their successful season. The Wolves were the IHSAA Class 2A state runners-up for the second consecutive year. Led by head coach Ron Saunders, Boone

Aylesworth to serve on Environmental Affairs summer study committee

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) – State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs. In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation. “As a

Aylesworth earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2016) – State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) earned a 95 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation. Aylesworth’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in

Aylesworth honors local wrestlers

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, April 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2016) – State Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron) presented a resolution to two local high school students, Colton Cummings and Drew Hughes, honoring them on their accomplishments in wrestling. Cummings, of Lowell High School, has led a nearly undefeated career, with a record of 41-1. Those wins include victories in conference,

Aylesworth honors Hebron Middle School teacher

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2016) – State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) presented a resolution to Hebron Middle School teacher Dan Pastrick, congratulating him on winning the 2015-2016 “LifeChanger of the Year” award from the National Life Group. Pastrick, who has taught science at Hebron Middle School for nearly 20 years, was nominated

Region lawmakers call for railroad hearing in Porter County

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, April 7, 2016

STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2016) – State Reps. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) urge the Surface Transportation Board to schedule a public hearing in Porter County regarding the proposed Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) rail line. The 278-mile rail line proposed by GLBT would run through Porter County, which is one

Rep. Aylesworth welcomes student pages to Statehouse

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Friday, March 11, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2016) — State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Suzanne Brown, from Cedar Lake, attends Hanover Central High School. Victoria Gonsiorowski, from Cedar Lake, attends Hanover Central High School. Click here for a group photo of Aylesworth, Brown and Gonsiorowski.

Rep. Aylesworth: Local lawmaker to host town hall meetings in Northwest Indiana

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Friday, September 25, 2015

State Representative Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) will be hosting two town hall meetings throughout Northwest Indiana. Rep. Aylesworth is hosting listening sessions to discuss the 2015 legislative session and any pertinent issues that are present in the community. Thursday, October 1 WHAT: Town Hall Listening Session WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m.

Fine: Judge Calvin D. Hawkins receives Indiana's highest honor

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Friday, July 31, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Bill Fine (R-Munster) presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin D. Hawkins. Presented only to Hoosiers who have made significant contributions to the state, the Sagamore award is the highest honor the governor can bestow. “Judge Hawkins is a

Reps. Aylesworth, Fine and Slager join Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lindsey Devin and Kathryn Frkaes  | Thursday, January 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. “It was a great honor to participate in ‘Suits and Sneakers’ and I was proud to shed my tie for the cause,

Rep. Aylesworth ready to serve

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Friday, December 5, 2014

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments for the Indiana House of Representatives. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) will serve as a member of the Local Government, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Rep. Aylesworth sworn in, supports charity on Organization Day

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) was sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Rep. Aylesworth was elected to represent House District 11, which includes
Rep. Aylesworth listens to a fellow representative on the House floor.
Rep. Aylesworth during an interview with Comcast Newsmakers.
Rep. Aylesworth speaks on the House floor.
Rep. Aylesworth speaks on the House floor.
Rep. Aylesworth welcomes a page to the Statehouse.

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