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House District 58
STATE REP. MICHELLE DAVIS
House District 58: Portions of Johnson County, including Whiteland, New Whiteland, and the city limits of Greenwood.
Statehouse Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis IN 46204
Director of Adult Education at Central Nine Career Center
Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Ball State University
Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in career and technical education from Purdue University
State Rep. Michelle Davis was elected to serve House District 58 in 2020. She and her husband, James, live in Whiteland and have two children, Stephanie and Nickolas. After graduating from Franklin Community Schools, Davis played basketball for Ball State University while earning her degree in elementary education. She later received her Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in career and technical education from Purdue University. Davis is currently the director of adult education at Central Nine Career Center, and owns and operates a local outdoor storage lot.
Davis is a member of the Indiana Association of Adult and Continuing Education, the Coalition of Adult Basic Education, and the Indiana Literacy Association. She is a board member of the Region 5 Workforce Development Board. Michelle is an Indiana School Safety Specialist. Davis was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary team in 2012.
House District 58 consists of the northeast corner of Johnson County in central Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
Educating the next generation of Hoosiers is critical to our state's future. Indiana continues to prioritize our students and schools, with half of our state budget dedicated to K-12 education. In our recently passed state budget, lawmakers invested a historic $1.9 billion in new money for K-12 education over the next two years, which includes $600 million annually to raise teacher salaries.
STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $3 million in state matching grants to Johnson County communities for road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) and John Young (R-Franklin).
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – From custodians to truck drivers, and from mechanics to small-business owners, State Rep. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) is recognizing Johnson County residents with Hardworking Hoosier Awards.
State lawmakers representing Johnson County will provide an update on the 2021 legislative session, which must conclude by the end of April. Members of the public are invited to attend and ask questions. Those unable to participate can share their thoughts anytime by calling State Reps. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) and John Young (R-Franklin) at 317-232-9600, and State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) at 317-232-9400.
March is International Women's Month, and a time to reflect on the many contributions made by women throughout the world while looking to the future to ensure we are charting a path for the generations to come. From Mary Wright Sewall, a suffragist who helped lead the fight for women's rights on a national and international level, to Helen Murray Free, a chemist who revolutionized self-testing systems for diabetes and other diseases, Indiana's history is full of trailblazers. In 2021, Hoosier women are still moving our state in the right direction.
The legislative session is at the halfway point, and state lawmakers are making progress on several bills supporting Hoosiers. A lot of policy discussions center on ensuring our state bounces back from the pandemic stronger than before, whether it be through improving Hoosier health, helping struggling small businesses or supporting Hoosier workers. We're also focused on better preparing students for the workforce, which is why I am co-authoring two bills helping young Hoosiers gain the needed skills for higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced legislation establishing the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Restart Grant Program, which would support Indiana's jobs and economy, according to state lawmakers representing Johnson County.
Small businesses sponsor our local sports teams, host fundraisers for community members, provide jobs and help drive Indiana's economy. Over the last year, many have had to pivot and adapt to challenges brought on by the pandemic, and some need additional support to keep their doors open. At the Statehouse, we are working on legislation that would build on the state's existing efforts to support Hoosier jobs and our employers.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted today 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.
As the General Assembly wrapped up the second week of the legislative session, we are working diligently on bills addressing issues that matter most to Hoosiers. Hearing from and safely meeting with constituents, fellow lawmakers and stakeholders about a number of topics helps guide me as I work hard on behalf of House District 58. Among my key priorities is to continue supporting our schools as they navigate obstacles resulting from the pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) was recently appointed to serve on the House Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2020) – Local communities recently received more than $4.1 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to Johnson County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2020) – Michelle Davis of Whiteland took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative of House District 58.