I am honored to represent House District 5, which includes portions of St. Joseph County. Northern Indiana is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. I consider it my responsibility to closely examine the issues that matter most to Hoosiers as we work on moving Indiana forward.
As your representative, I want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts with me. It is important that we work together to help Indiana remain on the current path of fiscal integrity and economic growth.
Thank you for the opportunity to represent our district.
House District 5
Indiana House of Representatives: 2012-Present
House District 5: Portions of St. Joseph County
Occupation: Home builder
State Rep. Dale DeVon was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in November 2012. He was born and raised in Clay Township and has lived in Granger since 1989.
In the 1980s, DeVon began his first business as a contractor, and in 1995, he started DeVon Custom Homes, a business he still operates today. In 1997, he was named national director for the Home Builders Association.
DeVon still serves as the state and national director of the Home Builders Association. In 2002, DeVon was elected to St. Joseph County Council District where he served as chairman of the Land Use Committee.
DeVon's passion is helping youth. He was the senior high youth group leader at New Life Christian Fellowship and he continues to meet with youth at the Juvenile Justice Center. He is also on the school board for The Crossing, a school for at-risk youth.
DeVon married his wife, Christine, in 1978. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
House District 5 is composed of portions of St. Joseph County in northern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Elkhart County until Nov. 2, according to State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 8, 2020) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) encourages communities in St. Joseph County to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 2, 2020) – Spots remain open for eligible Hoosier families to enroll 4-year-olds in On My Way Pre-K, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2020) – "Every child deserves a strong start to life. With early and consistent medical care provided to expectant mothers throughout the pregnancy and then afterwards during the first critical year of a newborns life, Hoosier babies and families are able to celebrate more first birthdays. Supporting our youngest and most at-risk not only saves lives, but also prevents heartbreaking tragedies and suffering faced by loved ones. Indiana is making great strides, and we can continue to build on the progress we achieved in the last year."
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourage local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at IndianaVoters.com.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 17, 2020) – "Hoosier families are stepping up and changing lives. Every child deserves a safe, loving home, and as a state lawmaker and father, I remain committed to helping families who open up their hearts to kids in need. This is great news for Indiana, and those who work tirelessly in our foster care and adoption system deserve recognition. We will continue to work on policies to strengthen the state's child welfare system even more, and we cannot rest until every child is protected against violence, abuse and neglect."
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourage local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.
"Internships are key to building resumes and gaining professional experience employers are looking for," DeVon said. "House Republican interns are a part a team, and they do real work to enhance their skill sets."
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 31, 2020) – According to State Reps. Dale Devon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola), 2020 census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2020) – With about $570 million in unclaimed property available, State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) said Hoosiers should visit IndianaUnclaimed.gov today to see if money is waiting for them.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 14, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) said new resources are available to help students succeed, especially as COVID-19 complicates the start of the school year.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourage veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 4, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourage Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.
STATEHOUSE (July 29, 2020) – "Joe Kernan served his community, state and country with selflessness, dignity and the utmost integrity. Indiana lost a great leader today, and he leaves behind decades of public service that will have a lasting impact on our state, the South Bend area and those who had the honor of knowing him. I offer my deepest sympathy to Joe's family and friends, and will keep them in my prayers."
STATEHOUSE (July 28, 2020) – When students begin school in the coming weeks, a new opportunity to fulfill graduation requirements will be available to high school juniors and seniors to tutor younger students, according to State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
STATEHOUSE (July 21, 2020) – To help lower Indiana's high maternal and infant mortality rates, State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) said there are new resources available for Hoosier moms and their newborns.
STATEHOUSE (July 15, 2020) – With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, students and patients.
"Through listening and talking with constituents, I know that lowering the costs of health care, and supporting our students and educators are top priorities," DeVon said. "That's why I supported legislation to better protects patients and increase transparency in health care pricing. While there is more work ahead on this issue, we made some great progress. We also made changes in education to help retain and attract more teachers to our classrooms, and support our schools who made the transition from ISTEP to ILEARN."
STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (June 17, 2020) – As Indiana continues to get back on track, State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) said the state is dedicating nearly $44 million in federal funds to help small businesses and manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.
STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) urges Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against scams, which are surging during the public health pandemic.
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2020) – Local communities were recently awarded over $2.8 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
STATEHOUSE (April 13, 2020) – With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
The COVID-19 outbreak has completely changed our way of life, and Hoosiers throughout the state are doing their part to help our neighbors while exercising best practices to avoid further spread of the virus. This is why Indiana is offering several resources to support those struggling with a number of issues including child care, unemployment benefits, small business assistance, and government food and Medicaid services.
State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) (right) listens to the FIRST LEGO League Heroes #31195 Robotics Team as they explain their solution to low visibility around corners at four-way intersections in farming areas Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Heroes are ranked second in the state and made up of Elkhart and Mishawaka homeschool students (from left to right) Levi Swihart, Chad Renner, Luke Swihart and Mark Renner. The FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized for elementary and middle school students to design and program robots to complete tasks and solve real-world problems.
Granger artist Nektaria Mattheos stands with her acrylic painting "Women Unbreakable: Together Indelible Flying the Coors of Courage & Endurance" as one of the 46 artists chosen for the 2020 Hoosier Woman Artists, Wednesday, March 2, 2020, at the exhibition reception in the Statehouse. Mattheos is an abstract painter and pays tribute to the women who fought for the rights females have today symbolized by the colors of the suffrage movement – gold, purple and white.
STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2020) – Granger resident Jake Carrico is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.
Granger resident Jake Carrico is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.
State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) (center) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2020) – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) that would ensure school and teacher evaluations are not negatively impacted by ILEARN scores for two years heads to the governor’s desk to be considered for a new law.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would help new teachers recognize and properly respond to signs of trauma in children.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Child Maltreatment Report, there were 25,731 child abuse victims in Indiana in 2018. DeVon said young victims of trauma may experience social, emotional and academic setbacks. His legislation would add trauma response and recognition education to the training new educators must receive in order to qualify for their first teaching license.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) that would help Hoosier children with development delays and disabilities receive timelier care through Indiana’s First Steps program.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) – Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would ensure schools and teachers evaluations are not negatively impacted by ILEARN scores for two years.
State Rep. Dale DeVon's (R-Granger) bill that would provide flexibility to schools when considering ILEARN scores to determine a teacher’s effectiveness in evaluations passed out of the House Education Committee Tuesday.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2019) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2019) — Legislation sponsored by Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) allowing certain adults to help homeless youth obtain identification documents could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) —State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) legislation supporting aspiring teachers is now eligible to be signed into law by the governor.
STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) – On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available for St. Joseph County 4-year-olds, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — Claeys Candy, Inc. in South Bend recently received the Governor’s Century Business Award for operating since 1919, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – Artwork by a local artist will soon be displayed at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) —The House of Representatives on Monday supported legislation authored by State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) to help direct more money to teachers.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) — The House of Representatives on Monday voted unanimously in favor of State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) proposal that would provide critical support to aspiring educators.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday is set to hear State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) legislation that could raise teacher pay and provide critical support to new educators.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) was recently reappointed vice chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee.
STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) was recently selected to chair the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.
STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Granger Christian School, Marian High School, Penn High School and Saint Joseph High School for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
STATEHOUSE (April 12, 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. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) legislation requiring an annual report on the educational outcomes of youth in foster care could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) proposal ensuring law enforcement are provided health protections when exposed to blood and bodily fluids while performing their official duties could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2018) — The House of Representatives recently voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) tasking the Department of Child Services to begin coordinating with school officials to ensure children in the foster care system are better cared for.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) — The House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) proposal that would ensure law enforcement officers are provided health protections when exposed to blood and bodily fluids while on duty.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30. 2018) — State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) Monday at the Statehouse honored the achievements of the leaders and athletes of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2018) — The House of Representatives voted today in support of State Rep. Dale DeVon’s (R-Granger) bill that would provide a critical next step in meeting the needs of Hoosier students in foster care.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2017) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “St. Joseph County is expected to receive almost $50 million in the first five years of the Next Level Roads Plan to complete much-needed infrastructure projects. Nearly 200 miles of road lanes will be resurfaced and 50 bridges will be improved or replaced throughout the area. A number of necessary repairs are set to be made to the section of U.S. 31 that runs through our county. More funds will also be made available to complete other local road projects through the use of Community Crossings Matching Grants.”
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission.
STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
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