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

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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. To find your House District, click here.


Bartholomew Co. lawmakers encourage local communities to apply for road funding grants

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, October 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2020) – Area lawmakers encourage communities in Bartholomew County to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.

Bartholomew County lawmakers: Hoosiers can take advantage of voting early in-person through Nov. 2

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 9, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Bartholomew County until Nov. 2, according to area lawmakers.

Lauer: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, September 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) 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.

Lauer named to Financial Institutions, Insurance summer study committee

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, August 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 21, 2020) – The Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance, on which State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) serves, will meet Aug. 26 to examine medical payment coverage and the effects of COVID-19 based on reports from the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions and the Department of Insurance.

Lauer: Free program helps Hoosier small businesses build online presence

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, August 12, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) encourages Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.

State recognizes Bartholomew County businesses for operating over 50 years

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, July 28, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 28, 2020) — Bar-Cons Federal Credit Union and Centra Credit Union in Bartholomew County recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award recognizing their longstanding service in the community, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Lauer reminds local residents to complete census

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, July 24, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 24, 2020) – According to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.

Lauer warns of coronavirus-related scams, highlights helpful tips

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, July 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.

State Rep. Lauer highlights several new laws effective July 1

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, July 1, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2020) – With many new laws effective July 1, State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients and farmers.

Lauer: Free COVID-19 testing offered to all Hoosiers

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Lauer, Eberhart: Don't go hungry, turn to Indiana's Operation Food for help

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, June 18, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 18, 2020) – State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) encourage 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.  

Lauer, Eberhart: Help available to farmers who suffered losses due to pandemic

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 12, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2020) — Local farmers and agricultural producers directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Rep. Lauer: Hoosier jobseekers should consider free job training, skilling-up amid COVID-19

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, June 1, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 1, 2020) – State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) encourages 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.

 

Lauer, Eberhart: Bartholomew County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 28, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Bartholomew County and local communities are eligible for more than $4.3 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Lauer: Indiana's online marketplace offers PPE help to small businesses, nonprofits

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, May 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

State Rep. Lauer congratulates Columbus student named STEM team winner

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2020) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently named Columbus North High School student Vivek Hebbar to the 2020 Governor's STEM Team, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Area lawmakers announce local students receive $7,500 teaching scholarships

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, May 11, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 11, 2020) — Two Bartholomew County students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Bartholomew County legislators announce over $998K awarded to boost local road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, April 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2020) – Area lawmakers recently announced Bartholomew County received over $998,000 in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements.

Bartholomew County lawmakers highlight free online learning tools available to Hoosier students, parents

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, April 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, Bartholomew County legislators said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.

Bartholomew County lawmakers say help available to Hoosier workers, employers impacted by COVID-19

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, April 2, 2020

Bartholomew County legislators are encouraging Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.

Rep. Lauer: Columbus native gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Amy Cordill  | Monday, March 2, 2020

STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2020) – Columbus East High School graduate Hannah Gregory is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.

Lauer’s bill adding ALD to newborn screening panel heads to governor

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2020) — State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation that would add a rare genetic disorder to the state’s newborn screening panel could soon be law.

Lauer pairs sneakers with his suit to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Amy Cordill  | Monday, February 3, 2020

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.

House advances Lauer’s bill adding deadly genetic disease to newborn screening panel

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, January 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) — The House of Representatives today voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation that would add a rare genetic disorder to the state’s newborn screening panel.

Lauer invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, January 13, 2020

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.

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.

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