Ryan Lauer

Ryan Lauer

Representative | District 59

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9657

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h59@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Lydia Kirschner

Phone: 317-232-9805

Email: lydia.kirschner@iga.in.gov

My Legislation

Dear Neighbor,

It is an honor to serve the people of House District 59, which includes a large portion of Bartholomew County in central Indiana.

Keeping you updated and hearing your thoughts on issues affecting our area is a priority. To best represent you and your family at the Statehouse, it is important for us to stay connected. 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 and helpful state resources. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.

Sincerely,

Ryan Lauer
State Representative 
House District 59

Indiana House of Representatives: 2018 - present

House District 59: Covering most of Bartholomew County

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

 Telephone:

  • Office:     (317) 232-9643
  • Toll Free: (800) 382-9841

 Committees:

  • Family, Children and Human Affairs
  • Government and Regulatory Reform
  • Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

Occupation: Technical Specialist at Cummins

Hometown: Columbus

Education: Indiana University, B.S. in Biochemistry

Biography:

State Rep. Ryan Lauer graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biochemistry. He is now a technical specialist at Cummins, where he has worked for more than a decade.

He previously served on the Bartholomew County Council, when he was elected in 2010. In 2014, he was named council president. He also served on the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Merit Board and Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Lauer has been involved in the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Rifle Association.

He is also a skilled violinist and has performed with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Indiana University Symphony, the LaPorte Symphony and the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra.

Lauer and his wife, Blair, live in Columbus with their three daughters, Awyn, Lillian and Sidney, and their son, Isaac. He is a member of Grace Lutheran Church and former president of the Grace Lutheran Church Council.

House District 59 consists of a large portion of Bartholomew County in central Indiana.

Lauer: Local hero awarded French Legion of Honor

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Sunday, November 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 10, 2019) — Columbus resident and World War II veteran, Marvin R. Sabatino, was awarded the French Legion of Honor Sunday, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Over $2.5M to fuel Bartholomew County road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $2.5 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to area lawmakers.

Area legislators respond to broadband expansion funding for Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby counties

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, August 9, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Reps. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville), Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement of $22.1 million in funding for broadband expansion projects across the state. This funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 4,800 homes and commercial locations in 12 counties, including Bartholomew, Jennings and Shelby, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Eberhart, Lauer and Lucas supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:

Lauer’s bill holding public servants more accountable now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 14, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2019) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds was ceremonially signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday at the Statehouse.

Lauer’s bill holding public servants more accountable now law

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (May 16, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds.

Rep. Lauer: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, April 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2019) — A Columbus East High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Lauer: Local business recognized for over 100 years of operation

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — Cummins Inc. recently received the Governor’s Century Business Award for being in operation since 1919, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Bartholomew County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

Lauer laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Lauer showed his Bartholomew County pride by wearing Chuck Taylors in Columbus school colors.

House supports Lauer’s bill targeting identity theft

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, February 15, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation helping Hoosiers protect themselves against synthetic identity theft.

House supports Lauer’s bill holding public servants more accountable

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds.

Lauer’s bill targeting identity theft moves forward

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, February 7, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) — The House Financial Institutions Committee voted to advance State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation that would help Hoosiers protect themselves against synthetic identity theft.

Lauer works to hold public servants more accountable

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2019) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) recently filed legislation to impose tougher penalties on government officials or employees who are convicted of stealing public funds.

Bartholomew County lawmakers invite students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, December 21, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

State Rep. Lauer to serve on three House committees

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, December 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 13, 2018) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) was recently selected to serve on three House committees, including the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.

Lauer sworn in as new state representative for House District 59

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Ryan Lauer of Columbus took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 59.

Representative Lauer speaks with a fellow lawmaker on the House Floor.
Representative Lauer speaking on the House floor.
Representative Lauer speaking during session.
Representative Lauer discusses legislation in the House Chamber.
Representative Lauer speaks with the mayor of Columbus
Representative Lauer speaks to the House of Representatives.

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