I would like to thank everyone in Henry, Rush and Wayne counties for the opportunity to represent them throughout my tenure here with the Legislature. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of east central Indiana. As a former Henry County Assessor and Franklin Township Trustee, I will continue to represent and voice the opinions of all citizens within the district that I have been fortunate to hear from and when I've received comments. I would like to urge you to contact me with concerns you may have so I can assist you to the best of my ability.
House District 54
Indiana House of Representatives: 1996 – Present
House District 54: All of Henry County, a large portion of Rush County and parts of northwestern Wayne County in central Indiana.
• Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation-Vice Chair
• Local Government
• Roads and Transportation
Address: Box 218, Lewisville, IN 47352
• 800-382-9841 in Indianapolis
• 765-987-7572 in district
Education: Tri High School in Lewisville, IN
Occupation: Account Manager for Thomson Reuters
• Heritage in Progress
• Past President, County Assessor Association
With a passion for public service and a desire to bring positive change to state government, State Representative Tom Saunders was first elected to office in 1996. Since the beginning of his tenure as State Representative of District 54, Rep. Saunders wasted no time bringing increased economic development, with the beginning of construction on interchanges along I-70, as well as new businesses like the DOT Foods distribution center, for the citizens of Henry, Rush and Wayne County.
Along with economic development, Rep. Saunders has taken a stand to ensure his local schools continue to grow and improve as they educate young students—the next generation of Hoosiers. In addition, he has worked to bring an Ivy Tech campus to Downtown New Castle in order to improve the local community by bringing in additional traffic and revenue, while also providing high school graduates with more opportunities.
In 2014, he was recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Conservation Alliance for his leadership in creating the Sustainable Natural Resource Task Force. They applauded him for his continued commitment to improving quality of life for families and communities. In 2009, Rep. Saunders received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Indiana Department of the American Legion. The award is the Legion’s highest honor.
Rep. Saunders' experience as Henry County Assessor and Franklin Township Trustee was recognized by House leadership, slating him as a member of the Local Government Committee. Rep. Saunders recognizes the enormous task of those working within local units of government to provide services for their constituents.
As a lifelong native to east central Indiana, Rep. Saunders has shown honor, integrity and a strong ability to represent the best interests of his constituents.
House District 54 is made up of all of Henry County, a large portion of Rush County and parts of north western Wayne County in central Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — Two local family farms in operation for 100 years or more were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair, according to State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).
STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “The long-term road funding solution enacted this year is taking shape with the ‘Next Level Roads’ initiative. Under this plan, it is estimated that Wayne County will receive more than $62 million, Henry County will receive over $41 million and Rush County will receive almost $3 million. This funding will allow our communities to accomplish necessary improvement projects on our local roads and bridges without saddling future generations with debt.
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) was recently named to three summer study committees, which examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
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