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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
(317) 232-9815 Direct Line
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
State Rep. Bob Heaton was born in 1956 in Clay County, 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. He attended Cory Elementary School and then 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 there, he 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 1978-1979 season, where they played for their only NCAA Division I Championship.
Heaton graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. He immediately was recruited by Northwestern Mutual (in Terre Haute) and served as 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 39 years. They have one child and five grandchildren, all living in the Wabash Valley. His son, Travis Heaton, a Purdue graduate, passed away July 21, 2014. 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. To find your House District, click here.
State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.
State Reps. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (left) and Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) (right) welcome the Rev. Samuel Bush (center) to the Statehouse Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Indianapolis.
State Reps. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) (far left) Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (second from left) and Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) (far right) welcome Dr. Doug Cassel (second from right) to the Statehouse Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Indianapolis.
State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (center) meets with Indiana University School of Dentistry students Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pictured are (from left) Shayne Smith, Melorin Burstin, Lora Soliman, Heaton, Sydney Vanarsdel, Ellettsville dentist and IU School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. David Walden, and Jaclyn Schmitt.
State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Left to right) State Reps. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil), Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the most common type and leading cause of cancer deaths in both females and males. Ways to decrease your cancer risk include not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity.
The Indiana House of Representatives supported Rep. Bob Heaton’s (R-Terre Haute) resolution requesting the Indiana Department of Transportation to erect a commemorative road sign for Indiana basketball legend and Clay County native Angus Jeffers Nicoson.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Town of Spencer was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to help continue economic development.
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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