It is an honor to serve the residents of District 57. I appreciate that you have taken the time to visit my website. It is my hope that this site will serve as a valuable resource for central Indiana, its residents and visitors to our community.
Your thoughts and opinions are very important to me. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns that you may have. Communication is essential to achieving our goals here at home and for the rest of the state. As your state representative, I will work to serve the best interests of Shelby, Hancock and Bartholomew counties, as well as the rest of central Indiana.
House District 57
Indiana House of Representatives: 2006 - present
House District 57: Shelby County, a large portion of Bartholomew County and a small section of Hancock County
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Direct Line: 317-232-9793
Occupation: Small Business Owner – Advantage Tool Rental, Inc.
Education: BSIE, Purdue University; MBA, Indiana University
State Representative Sean Eberhart was born in Shelby County and is a life-long resident of the county. He attended the former Marion Elementary School and is a 1984 graduate of Shelbyville High School.
After high school, he enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1988. After graduation, he worked for Overhead Door Corporation in Shelbyville as an industrial engineer and then as a manufacturing department manager. In 1991, Rep. Eberhart began work with Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis as an industrial engineer and then as a quality engineer. While at Roche Diagnostics, he enrolled at Indiana University and received a Master of Business degree (MBA) in 1996. After receiving his MBA, he decided to pursue the dream of owning his own business and started Advantage Tool Rental, a rental and sales company, located in Shelbyville. Rep. Eberhart left Roche Diagnostics in 1997 and began to work full-time at the business.
Advantage Tool Rental is a local, successful small business. Rep. Eberhart built the company from the ground up and currently serves as the company’s President. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. The company was originally located in a small building in an industrial park on Elston Drive. Due to the success of the business, Rep. Eberhart relocated the company in 1999 to its current location at the corner of Michigan Road and Progress Road in Shelbyville. Advantage Tool Rental has expanded its offering of products and services over the years. This year, Rep. Eberhart and Advantage Tool Rental are celebrating their 20th year as a business.
In the Legislature, Rep. Eberhart is a strong advocate for individual rights, personal responsibility, limited government and fiscal integrity, and he uses these core principles as he considers legislation.
Rep. Eberhart and his wife Rebecca have been married since 1989 and reside just outside Shelbyville. Together they have 3 children, Nathan, Nicholas and Danielle.
House District 57 consists of all of Shelby County and a large portion of Bartholomew County along with a small section of Hancock County in central Indiana.
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 Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) 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 supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:
STATEHOUSE (June 28, 2019) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2019) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) — Longstanding Shelby County businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century or Century Business Award, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) (front row, podium) recognizes members of the Morristown High School boys’ basketball team Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Statehouse. The team was presented a resolution from the General Assembly honoring their 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class A state championship win. The Yellow Jackets defeated Southwood High School 89-60, and set 10 Class A finals records on the way to their first state championship.
STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2019) — Local Lawmakers honored members of the New Palestine High School football team and girls’ softball team at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) legislation that would allow contracts for gestational surrogacy.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shelby County Courthouse presented Ray and Janet Morefield with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Weintraut Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 127 years, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).
STATEHOUSE (July 27, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, which will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
This year, on Saturday, Sept. 23, the nation will celebrate the 45th National Hunting and Fishing Day. This day recognizes the heritage and tradition of hunting and angling, as well as the historical and current contributions supporting sound, science-based fish and wildlife conservation.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 2, 2017) – “Shelbyville is a great community in a prime location for industry growth with capable Hoosiers ready to get to work. Kimura Foundry America is a perfect fit as they join other global manufacturing companies that already call Shelbyville home.
STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2017) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “If anyone has driven on our interstates lately, they will understand why it was vital for the General Assembly to enact a comprehensive plan dedicated to improving our state’s infrastructure.
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) was recently named to four summer study committees that will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2017) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2017) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow protective orders to double as handgun permits in domestic violence situations could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill allowing for the establishment of a Shelby County magistrate could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 150 years.
STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2017) – The Indiana Senate today voted in support of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) exempting long-serving law enforcement officials from lifetime handgun permit fees.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – The House of Representatives Monday voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow for the appointment of a full-time magistrate in Shelby County.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted 90-7 in favor of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) that would allow law enforcement officials to obtain a lifetime handgun permit free of charge after 20 years of service.
This year, I am bringing legislation before the General Assembly that could have a great economic impact on our community and state. I’ve authored a bill that would allow for Indiana Grand Racing and Casino and Hoosier Park Racing and Casino to offer live table games.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2017) – The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code today voted in support of State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) legislative proposal that would allow for the appointment of a full-time magistrate in Shelby County.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 14, 2016) – The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship, paying $7,500 per year for students pursuing a career in education, is Dec. 31, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) announced the launch of a new scholarship program designed to incentivize top-performing high school students to pursue a career teaching in Indiana’s classrooms.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 30, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) 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.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) – Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) – The Raisner-Wood Family Farm was recognized on Friday with a Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).
STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – A bill sponsored by State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) that increases penalties for child exploitation could soon become law in Indiana.
The outbreak of heroin abuse in Indiana is wreaking havoc on our communities. Just this week, Bartholomew County experienced three suspected heroin overdoses. One of them was fatal. Last year alone, there were 21 people booked into the Bartholomew County jail on heroin drug charges. Only three months into 2016, deputies are already on track to arrest twice as many heroin offenders. In 2014, 170 Hoosiers were killed from heroin-overdose related instances. One overdose is one too many, and legislators are currently working to combat this drug epidemic.
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow Sunday carryout sales of alcohol during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 passed the House today with a vote of 89-6.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) recently welcomed the following student page to the Statehouse:
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 25, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) welcomed students from Cumberland Elementary School to a Natural Resources Committee hearing at the Statehouse, where they shared a presentation on why the firefly should become the official state insect.
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) congratulates Indiana State Parks on its 100th birthday.
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