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.
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
Occupation: Technical Specialist at Cummins
Education: Indiana University, B.S. in Biochemistry
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.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – Ryan Lauer of Columbus took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 59.
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