Washburne to chair House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, December 19, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Codes.

He was also named to the House Committee on Financial Institutions and the House Judiciary Committee.

“I look forward to advancing policies that will support the hardworking court officials and law enforcement officers working in our state’s criminal justice system,” Washburne said. “I both chair and serve on committees that directly affect how the Hoosier court system, both civil and criminal, operates. As an attorney, I am dedicated to ensuring our court system maintains public safety and the rule of law while providing equitable treatment to all Hoosiers.” 

Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. On Jan. 4, House lawmakers will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the House Chamber for the first day of the 2017 legislative session.

Standing committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.

Click here to download the complete list of committee assignments.


Rep. Washburne represents Gibson, portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

A high-resolution photo of Washburne can be downloaded by clicking here.