Welcome to my website. Thank you taking the time to visit my page, and I hope you find the information and links useful.
It is an honor to serve and represent the people of House District 46 in the General Assembly. Although I believe Indiana is the best state to live and raise a family, there is always room for improvement and more work to be done.
Uncommon to most states, Indiana passed a budget in 2013 that increased funding to vital services like education, transportation infrastructure, workforce training and public safety, all while providing the largest tax cut package in state history. As the government provides valuable services for Hoosiers, it must be done within the confines of fiscal prudence and good governance.
With the vast amount of issues affecting our community and state, I want to hear from you. I encourage you to email, call or write me with your comments, concerns or suggestions so that we can work to improve our state together. I look forward to hearing from you!
Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present
House District 46 Includes: Portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties
Financial Institutions (Vice Chairman)
Ways and Means (Higher Education Subcommittee Chair)
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 382-9841 (Toll Free)
(317) 232-9981 (Direct)
Occupation: President of Heaton Financial Services
Education: B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana State University
State Representative Bob Heaton was born in 1956 in Brazil, Indiana. Rep. Heaton grew up on a classic rural Hoosier farm that has been in the Heaton family for over 120 years. There he grew up with his mother, father, two brothers and one sister.
His father, Forrest, was an employee of Public Service Company of Indiana (now Cinergy) for over 30 years and was also a part-time farmer. Rep. Heaton’s mother, Betty, was a homemaker. As a child he attended Cory Elementary School and then attended Clay City High School where he was a star basketball player for the Clay City Eels.
After high school, Rep. Heaton attended the University of Denver on a full athletic scholarship (basketball), and studied business. After two years at the University of Denver, Rep. Heaton returned to the Hoosier state and transferred to Indiana State University and played for the Sycamores.
Rep. Heaton played for the Sycamores from 1978 to 1980. Rep. Heaton also played alongside Larry Bird in ISU’s famous ’78/’79 season where they went to their only NCAA Division 1 Championship.
He graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. He immediately was recruited by Northwestern Mutual (in Terre Haute) right out of college and was a financial representative.
After his tenure with Northwestern Mutual, Rep. Heaton was hired by the Forrest-Sherer Agency.
Since 2003, he has been president of his own financial service venture, Heaton Financial Services in Terre Haute.
Rep. Heaton has been married to his wife, Jane Ann, for 36 years. They have one child and four grandchildren, all living in the Wabash Valley. Rep. Heaton and his wife attend Union Christian Church in Terre Haute.
He has called the Wabash Valley home his entire life and has proudly served his community through several community organization boards: Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Member; Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club Board Member; Wabash Valley Youth for Christ Board Member and Leadership Terre Haute Class 5 Member.
House District 46 includes large portions of Owen and Clay counties and sections of Vigo and Monroe counties in central Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).
Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Heaton (R-Terre Haute) 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 Bean Blossom and Bloomington townships, as part of the initial round of the Next Level Broadband program. Heaton supported the state’s budget, which allows funds to be used for awarding broadband grants to rural areas:
STATEHOUSE- State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) congratulates the Beatty and Whitecotten families for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.
STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the 2015 interim study committee assignments. State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) was appointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) in your coverage of House Enrolled Act 1001, the state’s biennial budget, which passed out of the General Assembly:
STATEHOUSE - “I was proud to support and help pass our state’s biennial budget, which appropriates $101.5M in capital construction funds to Indiana State University.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) in your coverage of Senate Bill 101:
STATEHOUSE - “Unfortunately, there has been a tremendous amount of misinformation regarding SB 101.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute), along with the Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, presented the Town of Center Point with a Community Development Block Grant to improve their stormwater infrastructure.
STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) to serve as Majority Whip. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year.
STATEHOUSE - State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) congratulates the Childers family for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.
Note to the Editor: Please include the following statement from State Representative Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) in your coverage of Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma’s (R-Indianapolis) announcement of the 2014 interim committee assignments.
STATEHOUSE – “I am honored to be appointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development and the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
When high school graduation approaches, the question of whether to pursue further education lingers in the minds of many students. Throughout this booklet are addresses, phone numbers and websites which may be very helpful in a student’s search for the right school.Download
This guide contains information on state and federal assistance programs for senior citizens, as well as tax deduction information, identity theft protection and other helpful resources.Download
This guide contains information on state and federal programs available for our veterans, along with additional information pertaining to legacy and honor.Download
This booklet gives an overview of Indiana's state agencies and includes contact information.Download
Did you know that Indiana is the 15th largest state? We are also the second largest producer of popcorn in the country. Indiana has a rich, fascinating history, and this guide contains fun facts and other interesting items related to our Hoosier heritage.Download
Color your way through Indiana government in this exciting coloring book!Download
Learn how laws are made in Indiana and where to find important resources like committee calendars, bill proposals and legislative archives.Download