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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 has increased funding to vital services like education, transportation infrastructure, workforce training and public safety, all while providing tax cuts. 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!
State Rep. Bob Heaton
Indiana State Representative: 2010 - Present
Represents House District 46, which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
Chair, Higher Education Subcommittee, Ways and Means
Vice Chair, Financial Institutions Committee
Higher Education Subcommittee, Ways and Means (Chair)
Financial Institutions (Vice Chair)
Bachelor of Science, business administration, Indiana State University
President, Heaton Financial Services
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Rep. Bob Heaton was born in 1956 in Brazil, Ind. He 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. 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, Heaton attended the University of Denver on a full athletic scholarship (basketball) and studied business. After two years at the University of Denver, he returned to the Hoosier state and transferred to Indiana State University, where played on the Sycamores basketball team.
Heaton played for the Sycamores from 1978 to 1980. He also played alongside Larry Bird in ISU’s famous ’78/’79 season, where they went to their only NCAA Division I Championship.
Heaton graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science 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, 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.
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. 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 on several community organization boards: Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau, Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club and Wabash Valley Youth for Christ. Heaton was also a 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.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville), Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) and Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level agenda for the legislative session, which begins in January:
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2019) – “Monroe County is home to some of Indiana’s most innovative companies and citizens, yet some of our neighbors lack reliable access to essential broadband internet. It’s imperative that we bring the entire state up to par on a resource required to succeed economically and communicate effectively.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 24, 2019) – State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) encourages aspiring teachers planning or pursuing a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Monroe County and the city of Bloomington will receive over $1.1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to area legislators.
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.
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