I am honored to serve as the state representative for House District 40, which covers portions of Hendricks County and includes the towns of Plainfield, Brownsburg and Avon. I invite your thoughts and ideas about how to make state government more responsive to the people we serve.
House District 40
Indiana House of Representatives: 2007-Present
House District 40: Hendricks County
Leadership Position: Majority Caucus Chair
Address: Box 503, Danville IN 46122-0503
Telephone: Statehouse (800) 382-9841
Occupation: Attorney with Steuerwald, Witham and Youngs, LLP
Education: Preparatory education, Indiana State University (B.S., 1974); University of Alabama – Masters in Criminal Justice (1977). Legal education: I.U.-Indianapolis (J.D., 1981). Member of the Hendricks County and the Indiana State Bar Associations.
Prior to attending law school, Steuerwald utilized his Masters in Criminal Justice by serving as a probation officer for two years. While attending Indiana University-Indianapolis, he served as an intern in the Hendricks County Prosecutor's Office. Upon graduation from law school, he joined his present law firm and has been there since 1981.
His firm has represented various units of local government including towns, libraries and townships. This includes the Hendricks County Board of Commissioners, the Hendricks County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, the Hendricks County Health Department, Hendricks Regional Health and the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District.
In 1996, Steuerwald received the Hendricks County Outstanding Economic Development Award. He is a certified probation officer with the State of Indiana Department of Corrections. He is also a registered mediator and received a Certificate of Recognition in Family Mediation Training through the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.
Steuerwald has focused on implementing laws to keep Hoosiers safe. He authored the law providing the foundation for a revision of Indiana's criminal code, which had not been revised in over 30 years. The new code provides for certainty in sentencing and keeps the most violent offenders in prison longer. He also worked to tighten loopholes in the the state's sex registry to ensure offenders report any changes in address or appearance to the local authorities.
Steuerwald was born on Sept. 12, 1952, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He resides in Avon with his wife, Christy. He has three grown children: Joshua Garver, D.D.S.; Jordan Gorgievski, and Adam Steuerwald.
House District 40 is located in eastern Hendricks County and consists of a large portion of Washington Townships and parts of Lincoln and Guilford townships along with the city of Avon. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 14, 2021) – “These maps follow all statutory and constitutional requirements and reflect the population trends over the last 10 years. For the new House maps, Representative Steuerwald took a holistic approach and worked tremendously hard to keep communities of interest together with a focus on compactness," said House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
"These proposed maps are the culmination of a months-long effort, which included listening to Hoosiers across the state. We pulled together all the data along with public input to draw fair maps that account for shifts in population over the years. We look forward to obtaining additional public input and fulfilling our constitutional duties in the coming weeks," said State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon), author of House Bill 1581.
"I have been pleased with the high level of collaboration between the House and Senate as we have worked to prepare our new draft congressional map. I look forward to continued conversations with members of the public and other legislators on this proposal as we move forward," said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), sponsor of House Bill 1581.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2021) – "Over the last decade, Hoosiers have come to expect the state to operate under an honestly balanced budget that funds priorities without saddling taxpayers with debt. Our conservative, limited-government approach to state operations continues to propel Indiana forward. Important services are being funded at unprecedented levels, and we are investing in our state's future, while returning money to Hoosier taxpayers," said State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), member of the House Ways and Means committee.
"Hardworking Hoosiers are yet again reaping the benefits of Indiana's fiscal responsibility. At a time when our national debt is an unfathomable $28 trillion and rising, Indiana's conservative budgeting is a breath of fresh air. Our latest budget not only provides historic funding for Hoosier priorities like K-12 education, but it also reduces taxpayer-funded debt and paves the way for future tax cuts and reforms. And today, our state's booming economy and strong fiscal health are resulting in refunds to Indiana taxpayers," said State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).
"Our state's economy is running strong, and revenue continues to outpace our expectations. Our incredible fiscal health puts us in a position to return money to taxpayers – where it belongs. This refund is welcome news and I look forward to exploring our options to provide more tax relief for hardworking Hoosiers next session," said State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon).
STATEHOUSE (July 8, 2021) – From historic education funding to supporting public safety officers, Hendricks County legislators said Hoosiers should be aware of several new state laws effective July 1.
STATEHOUSE (June 3, 2021) – Local students preparing to become teachers are among this year's recipients of the state's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to Hendricks County legislators.
STATEHOUSE (May 24, 2021) – Legislation supported by Hendricks County lawmakers protecting Hoosiers' right to gather for religious worship services during future public emergencies is now law.
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $1.2 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to Hendricks County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2021) – "Relying on fiscal responsibility, our state weathered the past year better than expected. While other states are looking at tough budget cuts, Indiana has the opportunity to make strong investments in Hoosier priorities. With half our budget already dedicated to K-12 education, we are increasing education funding by an additional $1.9 billion over the next two years. With this investment, Indiana is meeting and exceeding the recommendations for increasing teacher salaries that were proposed by the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. Local school boards must prioritize this funding to make sure it supports raising teacher pay," said State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), chair of the House Ways and Means K-12 Subcommittee.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 22, 2020) – Hendricks County lawmakers said time is running out for local students to apply for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 14, 2020) – Hendricks County legislators encourage communities in Central Indiana to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2020) – Hendricks County lawmakers 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.
Hendricks County legislators encourage veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
STATEHOUSE (May 27, 2020) – Local lawmakers encourage Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 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 Hendricks County lawmakers.
Hendricks County natives Mariah Dragonette and Lucas Smith are gaining experience as interns with the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – Hendricks County lawmakers are encouraging Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2019) – “As the longest-serving speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian will be leaving some very large shoes to fill. He has strived to make this transition seamless for Speaker-elect Huston and the entire caucus. I have worked closely with Todd and I am confident he will guide our caucus with a steady hand as we continue to work hard on behalf of all Hoosiers.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2019) – Hendricks County legislators encourage aspiring teachers planning or pursuing a degree in education to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2019) – Hendricks County communities will receive over $1.8 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to area legislators.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Hendricks 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 (April 2, 2019) – “The intent of this bill is to cover every form of hate and treat every form of hate the same. This is the most comprehensive bias crimes statute in the country, leaving no one out. With this policy, every Hoosier will receive equal protection under the law, which is a Constitutional right, while reinforcing that bias-motivated crimes in Indiana will not be tolerated.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Cascade High School and Reagan Elementary School were among seven schools honored Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education for receiving a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).
RAISING AWARENESS: (From left to right) State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) pair sneakers with their suits on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 2 out of 5 Hoosiers will develop cancer in their lifetime.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “With the help of the Next Level Roads Plan, Hendricks County will receive nearly $124 million to use toward improving local roads and bridges. By adding more than 45 new miles of lanes and resurfacing over 100 miles of roads, these projects will help maintain our state as the Crossroads of America and take Indiana to the ‘next level.’”
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) was recently named to five summer study committees, commissions and councils that will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2017) — State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) earned a 97 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2017) – State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) and Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) recognized the We the People team from Plainfield High School on Tuesday in the House Chamber for their second place win at the Indiana state finals.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2016) — State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse...
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