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House District 89
House District 89: Portions of Marion County
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Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401-2, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Occupation: Risk Manager, Franciscan St. Francis Health
State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer represents House District 89, which lies in the Eastern/Southeastern portion of central Marion County and includes parts of Warren, Franklin and Perry Townships.
The 119th General Assembly will mark Rep. Kirchhofer’s third term as representative, but she already has an established record of public service. She has served two terms as Chairperson of the Perry Township Government Board and Vice President of the Beech Grove Redevelopment Commission. She has also served on the Indiana Paralegal Association Board of Directors and the Marion County Citizens Police Complaint Board.
Rep. Kirchhofer received her Paralegal Certificate from IUPUI.
Her father was a veteran of the Korean War and her grandfather was a veteran of World War II. Additionally, many of her family members have served in the United States Army.
Rep. Kirchhofer and her husband, a full time firefighter, live in Beech Grove. She has one daughter, who received her Undergraduate Degree from Purdue in Psychology and Law and Society with a minor in Anthropology followed by a Master’s Degree from IU School of Social Work.
Rep. Kirchhofer consistently works on behalf of every part of her district. In 2012, she was named Farm Bureau's Marion County Legislator of the Year, and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year in 2014.
District 89 consists of a portion of eastern Marion County. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2020) – Southside Indianapolis lawmakers encourage veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (July 21, 2020) – "This is a strong investment in the Eastside of Indianapolis. Not only will Palmer Trucks breathe new life into a facility that has sat vacant for months, the company will also provide hundreds of new jobs for our neighbors. Now more than ever, we depend on the trucking industry to transport critical resources across the state and country, and Palmer Trucks will be able to provide parts and services to keep the industry moving forward. Indiana's reputation as the Crossroads of America and best state in the Midwest to do business continues to attract jobs for Hoosiers and strengthen our economy."
STATEHOUSE (July 21, 2020) – With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers and patients.
STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – To help lower Indiana's high maternal and infant mortality rates, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said there are new resources available for Hoosier moms and their newborns.
STATEHOUSE (July 1, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) will chair the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services, which will study the impacts of COVID-19.
STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2020) – As Indiana continues to get back on track, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said the state is dedicating nearly $44 million in federal funds to help small businesses and manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said many helpful mental health resources are available to Hoosiers during the coronavirus pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home, according to Southside Indianapolis lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2020) – Indianapolis legislators encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2020) – The House of Representatives advanced legislation Thursday sponsored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) that would remove barriers for those in need of insulin.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) bill to decrease Indiana’s smoking and vaping rates advanced out of the House of Representatives Tuesday.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2019) – “I appreciate Governor Holcomb’s leadership on this critical issue. This legislation would ensure EMS providers who administer treatment are still reimbursed by insurance companies for those services, even if a patient is not transported to a hospital. Our hope is for Hoosiers to continue receiving appropriate emergency medical care, while compensating first responders for the services they provide. This should create a cost savings for local hospitals and free up their critical resources for those in need of emergency services.”
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 7, 2019) – “Jim has been a keystone in the state’s efforts to combat the drug crisis. Under his leadership, the number of opioid prescriptions dropped drastically, and many struggling with addiction are now receiving much-needed, life-saving treatment. His passion for helping Hoosiers beat addiction and begin their journey to a healthier life has fostered real change for many families. While his leadership will be greatly missed, we will continue the fight against addiction.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was recently named assistant majority floor leader for the Indiana House Republican Caucus.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2019) – “These numbers are shocking, and more must be done to keep these addictive and dangerous products out of the hands of young Hoosiers. Unfortunately, most are unaware of the dangers of e-cigarettes, and some are even led to believe this is a healthier alternative to smoking, which is untrue. I will continue to work closely with Governor Holcomb and the department of health on solutions to encourage all Hoosiers – especially teenagers – to adopt safe and healthy lifestyles.”
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 5, 2019) – Marion County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2019) – Aspiring teachers from Marion County were recently selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 9, 2019) – Hoosier mothers will soon have access to better care before, during and after birth thanks to a new law authored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2019) – After Tuesday’s unanimous approval by the Indiana Senate, State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation aiming to lower Indiana’s infant mortality rate could soon be signed into law.
STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 3, 2019) – A Beech Grove High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.
Evan Smiley, a resident of Beech Grove, is the son of Phil and Christa Smiley. He attends the University of Indianapolis where he is majoring in political science.
STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee voted in support of State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation helping expectant mothers and newborns.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) — State Reps. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) and Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) will host a town hall meeting Saturday, March 9, to discuss the legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) recently honored the life of Beech Grove educator Matthew English with a resolution at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – The House of Representatives recently advanced State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation that would allow Hoosiers in need of addiction services to be admitted to an inpatient treatment facility, regardless of their sobriety.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The House of Representatives Thursday supported State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Public Health Committee on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation to help lower Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – Local students who want to learn more about state government are encouraged to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was recently reappointed to chair the House Public Health Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 9, 2018) – With area students back in the classroom, several House lawmakers teamed up to meet with Southport Elementary students and educators on Tuesday.
STATEHOUSE (July 31, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.
State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis), Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) and Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) invite local college and graduate students and recent graduates to apply before Oct. 31.
STATEHOUSE (July 30, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday ceremonially signed into law legislation co-authored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) tasking state agencies with developing a strategic plan to reduce diabetes in Indiana.
HONORING LOCAL ATHLETES: State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) (second from left) meets with Gov. Eric Holcomb (center) and the Warren Central High School girls basketball team in the governor’s office on Friday, July 20, 2018. The team, who won their first Indiana High School Athletic Association 4A Girls Basketball State Championship in February, presented Holcomb with a basketball signed by the 2018 Warren Central girls and boys state championship teams.
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) reminds motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe.
STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was recently selected to chair the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Students in Marion County planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2018) — Local businesses on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for their contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).
STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2018) — Hoosiers statewide will soon be within an hour-long drive of an opioid treatment center thanks to legislation authored by State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).
STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation into law on Wednesday ensuring the wishes of patients who are unable to give consent for medical procedures are honored.
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation increasing the number of opioid treatment programs from 18 to 27.
STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation that would increase the number of opioid treatment program options in Indiana from 18 to 27 could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) honored the Warren Central High School Winter Guard on Thursday for their victory at the Winter Guard International Japan Regional Championship.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2018) — A Roncalli High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2018) — State Reps. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) and Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) will host a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 24, to discuss the current legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2018) — “Indiana blazed the trail of innovative Medicaid reforms when it launched its consumer-driven HIP 2.0 program in 2015, now widely considered a national model. HIP 2.0 bridges the coverage gap for Hoosiers who do not qualify for traditional Medicaid but cannot afford health insurance on their own. The federal government’s extension of this program ensures that hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers will still have access to care, improving health and wellness while reducing long-term costs throughout the state.”
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) — The House of Representatives supported State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation on Tuesday that would expand the number of Indiana’s current opioid treatment program options from 18 to 27.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — The House Committee on Public Health on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation that would add nine new opioid treatment programs across the state.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — The House of Representatives advanced State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation on Monday to ensure the wishes of patients suffering from a serious illness are honored.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) filed legislation Monday that would allow for nine additional opioid treatment programs in locations the Division of Mental Health and Addiction propose.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2018) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session.
Women quietly do extraordinary things every day. To help recognize and celebrate the strength of Hoosier women, each year the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) identifies those who lead by example and help break down barriers to women’s full participation in society. As a member of the commission, I was honored to salute the eight outstanding recipients of the prestigious 2015 Torchbearer Award during a recent ceremony in Indianapolis. These women have overcome immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion.
This month, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is getting the word out about World Heart Day on Sept. 29, 2015. Together, with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, the school is hoping to promote the importance of improving heart health by creating the “Just One Thing Challenge”.
The Indiana General Assembly can only discuss and pass laws for a few months out of the year, but there are many benefits to having a part-time Legislature. The interim gives legislators more time to connect with our constituents which allows us to better represent our communities during the legislative session.
With June being National Safety Month, I started to reflect on how important public safety is to me and to our community. While public safety matters year-round, it is especially important during the summer months when children are on summer break and our community is more active overall.
As your representative, serving our community and improving quality of life for Hoosiers gives me great joy. While I always enjoy crafting and working on legislation that benefits our area, one of the things I look forward most in my role is being able to grow and encourage our state’s future leaders, especially young women.
The legislative session has come to an end, and I am proud of all that was accomplished to benefit Hoosier families. However, one of our greatest achievements this session was passing our state’s biennial budget. Every two years, the Legislature is given the task of reviewing our state’s finances and crafting a budget. For the House Republicans, our goal was to pass an honestly balanced budget, without increasing taxes on hardworking, while making strategic investments to areas like education and public safety as well. I am proud we were able to deliver on these promises.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) authored House Bill (HB) 1007, Domestic violence prevention and treatment, to support Indiana’s domestic violence programs. One of the priorities of the House Republican legislative agenda is to address some of the public safety concerns impacting Indiana, particularly in the area of domestic violence. The bill was co-authored by State Reps. Julie Olthoff and Dave Frizzell, HB 1007 passed unanimously out of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee today.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove), fellow legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse Thursday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) is presenting House Bill (HB) 1007, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment, to the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee on Wednesday, January 4 at 8:30 a.m. in room 156-A of the Indiana Statehouse. HB 1007 was coauthored by State Representative Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) and Chairman David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis).
STATEHOUSE- House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election.
STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) as the Vice Chairwoman of the Public Health Committee for the upcoming session. Committee chairs and caucus leaders are appointed biennially by the Speaker after each election.
STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was sworn into office at the Statehouse, marking the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Kirchhofer was re-elected to represent House District 89, which includes portions of Marion County.
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