I feel honored to be serving District 76, which encompasses portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties. Thank you for visiting my website; I hope you find it useful and informative.
I look forward to working with you as we lead Indiana toward greater education reform, job creation and lower taxes.
Please feel free to contact me. I welcome any comments or concerns you may have.
Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present
House District 76: Portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties
Telephone: (317) 232-9816
Occupation: Director of Early College High School
State Representative Wendy McNamara represents Indiana House District 76, which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties. She was born and raised in Indiana and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Indianapolis, teacher certification from Valparaiso University and Masters in Education and Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Indiana. She is currently seeking her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership through Indiana State University.
Rep. McNamara brings many years of experience, knowledge and leadership to the Indiana House of Representatives with her educational career spanning over 19 years with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She served as a Teacher and Department Chair at Benjamin Bosse High School and at Harrison High School, as the Supervisor of Social Studies and as the Assistant Principal at North High School.
Currently, she serves as the Director of Early College High School. This is a position she has truly been innovative in by developing a model for high school students who simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or two years of college credit toward a Bachelor’s degree.
She has served as an adjunct professor for World History at the University of Southern Indiana and has taught Political Science and Social Studies Methods at the University of Evansville. Rep. McNamara served as Constitution Coordinator for the Indiana Congressional District 8 ‘We the People’ and as an Executive Board Member for the Indiana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (IASCD).
Through her dedication and passion for education, she has earned many prestigious awards. In 2009, Rep. McNamara received the Lawrence Senesh Award for School Administrators from the Indiana Council for Economic Education. She has been the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for years, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
She was the nominee for the Evansville Courier and University Evansville High School Teacher of the Year for the 2004-2005 school year and as a finalist for the 2002-2003 school year. Rep. McNamara was the Bosse Teacher of the Year for the 2001-2002 school year and received the Indiana National Guard Nighthawk Educator Award in 2000 and in 2006.
Throughout her tenure as a representative, Rep. McNamara will continue to advocate for pro-business polices, education and the creation of a better Hoosier state. She lives in Evansville with her dog Mercury.
House District 76 includes most of Posey County and a section of Vanderburgh County in southwestern Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2017) – Area legislators joined Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell at The Arc in Evansville today for the launch of a new health savings option for Hoosiers living with disabilities.
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “It is encouraging to see the recent infrastructure investment being implemented so quickly to help ensure our state and local economies continue to thrive and keep Hoosiers safe while traveling. As a result of this investment, it is estimated that Posey County will receive more than $16 million, and Vanderburgh County will receive more than $37 million in state funding to resurface a combined total of 224 lane miles and rehabilitate or replace nine bridges in our area.”
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, victims are killed or severely injured on a daily basis due to the combination of guns and domestic violence. An astounding number of women are killed by their abusers, and guns are the most commonly used weapon in domestic violence homicides. When abusers have access to firearms, victims’ lives are at risk. That’s why I am working on a new law that would require those placed under order of protections to surrender their firearms and ammunition within 48 hours.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill authored by State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) that would expedite teacher licenses for military spouses whose husbands or wives are assigned to a duty station in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2017) – “Eric Holcomb is committed to putting Hoosier families first and maintaining a strong economic climate to support our thriving businesses. I am eager to get to work with him on policies that will keep Indiana on the right track. Additionally, it is a great honor for our community to have Suzanne Crouch in the lieutenant governor position. From her work in Southern Indiana, we know she will keep advocating for our corner of the state and will be an effective leader on behalf of all Hoosiers.”
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