Welcome to my website. It is a privilege to represent House District 37. Our district is a thriving environment just minutes away from Indianapolis, and I am proud to call it home. It is my goal to work with constituents to maintain our great schools and accurately represent the concerns that are most important to our community. I am continually looking for ways to address what is most important to you in District 37. My website has been designed to give you information on our district, to assist you in navigating state government and to inform you of the issues I am working on. In addition, I have provided links to many websites which pertain to Hamilton County. Please feel free to contact me with any issues, concerns or comments.
Speaker of the House
House District 37
Speaker of the House Todd Huston
Indiana State Representative: 2012 – Present
Represents House District 37: The City of Fishers and a portion of Hamilton County
Interim Study Committee:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University
Occupation: Senior vice president, State and District Partnerships at the College Board
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200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
House Speaker Todd Huston of Fishers was first elected to serve the constituents of House District 37 in 2012. Currently, Huston is Speaker of the House and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which crafts Indiana's $34 billion biennial budget. In 2019, Huston authored the state’s budget (HEA 1001), which included a historic investment in education funding with $763 million in new money for K-12.
He also serves as a member of the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.
Huston previously served on the Hamilton Southeastern School Board, Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation Board, Fishers Planning Commission and Indiana Leadership Forum Board of Directors. Additionally, former Gov. Mitch Daniels twice called on Huston to serve the state, first with a four-year term as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education, and from 2006 to 2009 as a member of the Indiana Education Roundtable.
Huston and his wife, Denise, reside in Fishers and have two children, Elizabeth and Jake.
House District 37 includes portions of southern Hamilton County in central Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 18, 2020) – "Governor Holcomb's actions are thoughtful and important steps forward for Indiana. We will continue to have meaningful conversations with stakeholders, including the governor, legislators on both sides of the aisle and law enforcement, on how we can build on these efforts and further improve our criminal justice system."
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2020) – With 2020 Census responses impacting future federal funding in local communities, area lawmakers are urging Hamilton County residents to respond now if they have not already done so.
STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2020) – Indiana is temporarily expanding its successful Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – "Indiana's history is filled with strong leaders who shaped lasting, meaningful policy to make our great state what it is today, and Speaker Bosma is among those Hoosiers. Whether it was protecting homeowners by constitutionally capping property taxes or ensuring all children have opportunities for a quality education, he's been an integral part of so many game-changing reforms. We will certainly miss his experience at the Statehouse. I am thankful for our friendship, and I wish him and his wife, Cheryl, the very best moving forward."
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – "Indiana's record of responsible budgeting and maintaining healthy reserves proved to be invaluable defenses against the significant economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the budget challenges ahead, we will continue to be strong stewards of Hoosier taxpayer dollars by finding efficiencies and funding our critical services like K-12 education.
"In the Indiana House of Representatives, we were able to revert 15 percent of our budget this year to help close the state's fiscal gap created by the public health crisis."
STATEHOUSE (June 19, 2020) ― House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released updated 2020 interim study committee appointments in addition to several other committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.
STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2020) – Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2020) – House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) today released the 2020 interim study committee topics, which includes reviewing COVID-19's impacts on Indiana and recommending best practices moving forward.
Huston, chair of the Legislative Council, convened the group's annual meeting virtually for the first time to assign legislative study topics on Wednesday. He said the council passed a resolution, which requires each state agency to submit a report by Sept. 18 to the appropriate summer study committee outlining agency plans for handling similar public emergency situations in the future and recommendations for legislation.
STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) – “I commend Governor Holcomb on his thoughtful and sensible approach to opening Indiana's economy. Hoosiers are anxious to reopen their businesses and get back to work. This plan strikes an appropriate balance of protecting vulnerable Hoosiers while responsibly opening businesses throughout the state. Additionally, I am very pleased the governor laid out a long-term plan so Hoosiers know what to expect in the coming weeks and months."
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2020) – “Governor Holcomb is actively listening to constituents, business leaders and legislators in addition to health experts, and I'm encouraged by his decision to responsibly lift some restrictions on certain areas of the economy. Hoosiers have continued to do their part by staying home and practicing social distancing, and it's working. I look forward to being part of ongoing conversations about further opening up our state in the days ahead."
STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2020) – "While the state is still battling this public health crisis, I applaud Governor Holcomb’s efforts to bring together this group of leaders to get Indiana's economy moving again while ensuring the incoming federal stimulus dollars are used to help and support Hoosiers as we work to open up the economy soon. House Republicans look forward to working with the governor’s team and our Senate colleagues to get our state back to firing on all cylinders quickly."
STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2020) – Hamilton County lawmakers encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
STATEHOUSE (April 3, 2020) – “The coronavirus could have an overwhelming impact on our corrections staff, resources and facilities, and states across the country are facing the same challenges. We believe our locals are in the best position to responsibly determine whether they release low-risk, non-violent juveniles and inmates on supervision to slow the spread, and protect the health and safety of their communities."
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2020) – “The federal emergency relief package will help so many Americans and job creators weather this unprecedented storm. Expanding and increasing jobless benefits will have an immediate impact on those who have suddenly found themselves, perhaps for the first time, out of work and anxious about their future. I'm encouraged by the federal government's aggressive and swift response, and I hope this relief is expedited directly to those who need it most.
"The federal legislation also provides direct financial assistance to the state and local governments to assist with the COVID-19 response, but this funding may not fill all of the gaps created by a dramatic decline in state and local tax revenues. Our fiscal prudence and strong reserves serve as a critical buffer to ensure the continuation of essential state government services, but it's also clear that all levels of government must prepare now to tighten their belts."
STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2020) – “Governor Holcomb has shown tremendous leadership during this complicated and overwhelming public health crisis, which continues to evolve daily. All levels of government and the private sector are coordinating efforts at an unprecedented level to slow the spread. I appreciate the level of transparency his administration continues to provide, and I encourage Hoosiers to stay informed and do their part to protect themselves and others so that we can all bounce back more quickly."
STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2020) – “Rest assured, the governor and all state leaders are working together to engage necessary resources to protect our most vulnerable while understanding the tremendous urgency to get employees and businesses back to work as soon as possible. We all have to pull together now and do our part to protect our families, friends and communities, so that we can accelerate our state's recovery."
STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2020) – “In the face of an unprecedented public health emergency, Gov. Eric Holcomb and Secretary of State Connie Lawson, with the support of both political parties, are making the right call by pushing back our primary election to June 2. I also support the option of allowing all voters to use mail-in absentee ballots for the primary election to preserve citizens' rights while protecting Hoosiers."
“Hoosiers across this state are feeling the effects of this unprecedented health event, and Gov. Eric Holcomb is taking bold, decisive action to make sure Indiana is utilizing all available resources to help bridge the gap until the economy recovers. Cutting red tape for unemployed workers, delaying tax payments and penalties for Hoosiers and businesses, giving necessary guidance for schools, and providing flexibility to those who need social services programs are all important steps to providing relief and security."
STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2020) – “We successfully brought the legislative session to a close after taking our priorities across the finish line, including supporting our educators and schools, and taking important steps to address rising health care costs.
STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted to select State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) as the next Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a bill authored by State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) to break down career barriers for students from low-income families.
Photo Caption: (Left to right) House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers), State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives today approved State Rep. Chuck Goodrich’s (R-Noblesville) bill that would break down barriers to career opportunities for students from low-income families.
Indiana's fiscal turnaround over the last decade can be attributed to the simple philosophy that state government should manage tax dollars like Hoosier families manage their households: stick to a budget, don't buy anything you can't afford in the long run, avoid debt, plan for a rainy day, and invest extra money wisely.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers) in your coverage of today’s State of the Judiciary address by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush:
“Governor Holcomb continues to provide strong leadership and vision for our state, and we look forward to working closely with him this session as we complete the people’s work on time and under budget. He is a tremendous ambassador of Indiana’s success story, and finds ways to get big wins for Hoosiers. We are excited about the record-setting pace of our economic development efforts, and we look forward to seeing the results play out in communities across our state,” said House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
“Our state continues to earn the spotlight with our fiscal stability and top-ranked economic environment, which attracts businesses large and small that support families across our state. With a structurally balanced budget and healthy reserves, we are on the right track to continue funding our state’s priorities and building on our momentum. Governor Holcomb has shown great leadership, and we will continue working together to support all Hoosiers,” said House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2019) – “Governor Holcomb’s Next Level agenda highlights many of our shared legislative priorities, and we will work together to tackle the issues important to Hoosiers. From investing cash reserves in one-time capital projects with the potential to save the state more than $120 million in interest, to addressing rising health care costs, we have a busy session ahead. Legislators are preparing to hit the ground running, and I’m confident we will deliver on our goals and continue the state’s positive momentum.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2019) – Indiana House Republicans met today at the Statehouse in Indianapolis and selected State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) to serve as the next House speaker.
As we move closer to the start of the 2020 legislation session, I have talked with Hoosiers in our community on a variety of issues. Recently, education has been a topic at the forefront of many conversations. As I listen to educators and parents, I am encouraged by the progress and leadership our local schools have demonstrated in many areas, including raising teacher pay.
Hoosiers across Indiana, including in Fishers, rely on safe and reliable roads as an essential resource to live out their daily lives, which is why communities must make crucial road repairs sooner rather than later. To help fuel those projects, Indiana increased transportation funding 76 percent since 2016, with more than $850 million dedicated to roads just this year.
Bright orange cones and barrels will be a common sight while traveling along State Road 37 through Fishers, which may cause some delays and frustration. While this may be a temporary inconvenience, we need to think about the purpose of this project. With roughly 50,000 cars traveling this road every single day, the state and local communities are investing $124 million to turn this roadway into an expressway-style thoroughfare with roundabouts.
The Centers for Disease Control is investigating more than 1,000 lung injury cases and 18 deaths across the country, including in Indiana. That is because all those reported patients have a history of using e-cigarettes. In the Hoosier state, e-cigarette use – commonly known as “vaping” – has skyrocketed almost 400% over the past six years. The majority of those users are between the ages of 18 and 34 years old. This data is alarming and serves as a wakeup call that more needs to be done to make sure fewer young people choose to use e-cigarettes or vapes.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2019) – “As a father of two teenagers, it is disturbing that we are seeing exponentially more young Hoosiers choosing to vape. I support the governor and the department of health’s comprehensive strategy to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping and point Hoosiers in the right direction to quit. I also look forward to supporting legislative action next year aimed at addressing this issue.”
“Indiana’s surge in revenue is proof that our low tax, pro-business environment and strong record of fiscal responsibility continues to pay dividends for Hoosier taxpayers. I strongly support the governor’s prudent recommendation to use this one-time money to pay cash for much-needed capital projects, which would otherwise require debt financing. This proposal could save over $100 million in interest payments over the next 20 years and free up those funds for important priorities like education and child protection. We look forward to working with Governor Holcomb in the coming months as we finalize plans for the 2020 session.”
STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) — “Today’s signing reflects our ongoing commitment to schools, workforce programs, veterans and the safety of Hoosier children. Our $34 billion balanced biennial budget is the culmination of many months of hard work. We funded the state’s priorities, protecting Indiana’s healthy reserves and valuable AAA credit rating without straining our finances or burdening future generations with debt.”
STATEHOUSE (April 24, 2019) – Indiana lawmakers successfully passed Indiana’s next two-year state budget, which includes a historic investment in K-12 public education, according to State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen).
“This structurally balanced budget is a reflection of collaboration and extensive work on all sides, and we are confident it covers the state’s most pressing needs while safeguarding vital reserves. Our proposal strengthens our commitment to students and teachers with record increases to education, fully funds the Department of Child Services, and makes critical investments into workforce development. We are ready to get this fiscally sound budget over the finish line on behalf of all Hoosiers.”
STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – Two Cathedral High School graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.
Max and Owen Adams, residents of Indianapolis, are the sons of Dave and Aileen Adams.
Max is currently a law student at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and earned bachelor’s degrees in English and public policy from Indiana University Bloomington. As a policy intern, he analyzes amendments and bills, prepares committee reports for legislators, researches Indiana Code and is a bill reader on the House Floor.
Owen is an Indiana University Bloomington graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in history. He works as an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, where he writes press releases, creates legislative handouts and assists with media relations.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) Tuesday at the Statehouse honored local We the People teams with a resolution recognizing their top-place finish in the 2018-2019 state competition.
In December, teams from Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers Junior High School won the We the People state championship in the high school and middle school competitions, respectively.
STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2019) — “Based on the corrected data from the Indiana Department of Education, the House proposed school funding formula has been updated and provides a better estimate of tuition support for each school corporation. The reduction in the statewide complexity index aligns with the latest certified data showing fewer Hoosier families are enrolled in public assistance.”
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) — “The House budget proposal funds Indiana’s vital services and addresses top priorities while remaining fiscally responsible and maintaining healthy reserves. We kept our commitment to educators and Hoosier children by increasing funding for education, school safety and the Department of Child Services. This is a strong start, and I look forward to working on this budget with our Senate colleagues.”
CAPTION: (From left to right) Hamilton County legislators, State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, cancer is the second-leading cause of death for Hoosiers. Many cancers can be prevented or treated early by getting regular detection screenings.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2019) — State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) unveiled the Indiana House Republicans’ two-year state budget proposal, which includes substantive funding increases for education, school safety and the Department of Child Services.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) to help direct more money to teachers.
House Bill 1003 would establish clear spending goals to help local school districts prioritize teacher pay. Teacher pay decisions are made at the local level through collective bargaining and budget decisions. Huston said the proposal sets a target for public schools to make every reasonable effort to ensure that 85 percent of their state funds are going to the classroom.
“Governor Holcomb’s proposed two-year state budget is responsibly balanced based upon the revenue forecast and reflects many of our shared priorities, including increasing funding for Hoosier schools. The state’s latest fiscal outlook confirms Indiana’s economy is running strong, and we will continue working with Governor Holcomb and our counterparts in the Senate to keep the momentum going.”
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – Local lawmakers encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – All schools within the Hamilton Southeastern School District recently received Gold Star recognition from the Indiana Department of Education, according to State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 2, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2018) – “Indiana’s positive economic outlook and top business climate are getting noticed nationwide by businesses looking to grow, and this waiver is an important piece of the state’s strategy to move our economy forward. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will be able to work on effectively connecting state efforts with job creators to ensure more Hoosiers develop the skills needed to be competitive and successful in high-demand, high-wage careers. I look forward to continuing to build on these efforts.”
Note to the press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville), Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Todd Huston (R-Fishers), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb Friday signed a new law sponsored by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) exempting “software as a service” from state sales tax.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — Improvements to Indiana’s workforce development system will soon be initiated after two new policies supported by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) were signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2018) — Hamilton County residents are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2018) — State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) on Thursday at the Statehouse honored students from Fishers High School with a resolution recognizing their top-place finish in this year’s We the People state competition.
RAISING AWARENESS: State Reps. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) 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. The Suits and Sneakers Challenge is an effort to highlight ways to reduce the risk of cancer; like eating right, exercising and making healthy lifestyle choices.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives on Monday voted in favor of State Rep. Todd Huston’s (R-Fishers) proposal that would help restructure Indiana’s workforce programs and funding.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2018) — The House Committee on Ways and Means on Monday voted in favor of State Rep. Todd Huston’s (R-Fishers) proposal that would reorganize Indiana’s workforce programs and funding.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2018) — State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) filed legislation today that would align, streamline and restructure Indiana’s workforce development programs.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2018) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “In the next five years, Hamilton County will receive more than $25 million in state funding to complete many road and bridge projects thanks to a long-term and responsible road funding plan passed this legislative session. Local projects include 33 miles of lane resurfacing and the rehabilitation or replacement of 20 bridges. This funding is part of a statewide infrastructure investment that will help ensure a bright future for Indiana and our local communities.”
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
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