State Legislature

Mike Crider

State Senator District 28

State Senator Mike Crider represents District 28, which is composed of Hancock County and portions of Marion and Shelby counties. First elected to the Senate in 2012, Crider serves on several key Senate Committees: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs, Pensions & Labor, and Utilities.


Prior to his election to the Senate, Crider served with distinction for years with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and was named Director of Law Enforcement for the IDNR by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2006. After leaving the IDNR in 2010, Crider began working as the Security Manager and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for Hancock Regional Hospital.


He is a 1981 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and a 2003 graduate of the FBI National Academy. He and his wife Sherri reside in Greenfield and attend Park Chaplin Church. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Kyle Walker

State Senator District 31

State Senator Kyle Walker joined the Senate in 2020 representing Senate District 31, which includes portions of Hamilton and Marion counties.


Walker serves on the Senate Committees on Corrections and Criminal Law; Education and Career Development; and Insurance and Financial Institutions.


As a Lawrence North High School and Indiana Wesleyan University graduate, Walker has continued to give back to his community in various forms of public service. He has served on the Lawrence City Council, as president of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority, deputy director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, and chairman of the Marion County Republican Party. Walker currently serves as the Republican vice chair of the 5th Congressional District.


Professionally, Walker is senior vice president of MO Strategies, Inc., and owner of Kyle Walker Consulting, LLC.


Kyle lives in the City of Lawrence with his wife Jennifer, and has two sons, Chase and Cameron.

Aaron Freeman

State Senator District 32

State Sen. Aaron Freeman has represented Senate District 32 since 2016. Senate District 32 includes the southeast portion of Marion County. Freeman is a member of the Senate Committees on Education and Career Development, Corrections and Criminal Law, and Judiciary. He also serves as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader for Parliamentary Affairs for the Senate Republican leadership team.


Outside the Senate, he serves as an attorney in his law office, The Freeman Law Office, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.


Freeman was previously a Marion County deputy prosecuting attorney and served for six years on the Indianapolis City County Council. Freeman is a current precinct committeeman in Franklin Township and serves as chairman of the Franklin Township GOP Club. He is also a recipient of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council 2018 Legislative Excellence Award.


Freeman is married to the love of his life, Heather, and they have two young boys. He is a passionate Notre Dame Football fan and loves IndyCar racing

Mike Young

State Senator District 35

R. Michael Young (b. May 14, 1951) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.


He previously served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986 to 2000.  Young earned his B.A. from Indiana University at Indianapolis in 1985. His professional experience includes working Management for Holiday Park Realty, as Managing Partner for Phoenix Development and Political Consultant for R.M. Young.

Jack Sandlin

State Senator District 36

Jack Sandlin is the State Senator representing the 36th senate district of Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Jack is a life long Hoosier.

Jack has been involved in public service in some aspect for all of his adult life. Jack started working at the Indianapolis Police Department after graduation from high school, took a brief break to serve in the United States Army, and then returned to be appointed as an Indianapolis Police Officer.

During his police career Jack worked in a variety of areas, including being assigned to a Federal Drug Task Force and the Marion County Grand Jury. At the Grand Jury he supervised investigators in conducting public corruption and complex white collar crime investigations. Jack retired as Deputy Chief of Investigations for the department.

Following his police career with Indianapolis Jack worked as a law firm administrator at the law firm of Harrison & Moberly. He then started his own business, which is now in its 16th year. The business involves Fraud Examination, Private Investigation and Security Consulting. Jack’s work focuses on fraud and white collar investigations. He also spent another 14 years working with the Southport Police Department, developing and mentoring young officers.

Jack also served two terms as Perry Township Trustee. For those eight years he never raised the property tax rate and became known for his fiscal responsibility. Following his tenure as Perry Township Trustee, Jack served in the Indianapolis City-County Council for six years, representing district 24.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Perry Senior Services and the Indiana Association of TRIADS.

Jack has earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice; a Bachelor Degree in Business; and a Masters in Business Administration. He also holds designations as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Fraud Specialist.

Through his broad experience in business, government and public safety Jack maintains a goal of efficient, effective and responsible government while representing senate district 36.

Chris Jeter

State Representative District 88

State Rep. Chris Jeter graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School before attending Oklahoma Baptist University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in communications, and The George Washington University, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.


After serving on active duty for seven years, Jeter is now a Navy Reserve Officer. He held several legal positions during his time in the service, including as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He is currently a partner at a law firm in downtown Fishers, which he started in 2015 with two other attorneys.


Jeter and his wife, Karen, live in Fishers with their three children, Macy, Hayden and Kali. He is a member of Northview Church and active in the community, serving on the Fishers Economic Development Commission. Jeter is a member of the NRA, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc.

Mike Speedy

State Representative District 90

Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Rep. Speedy served southeast Marion County on the 29-member Indianapolis City County Council for nearly seven years. In this capacity, he concluded his council services as Chairman of Public Works Committee.

Born on the Southside, Rep. Speedy was raised partly south of Indianapolis and also in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He credits his late mother for instilling the sense of duty to serve his community and protect its values and taxpayers. Like his father before him, he earned his B.S. in Real Estate Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Rep. Speedy also attained a law degree from IU's School of Law at Indianapolis. He maintains his law license and a designation Certified Commercial Investment Member. A second generation real estate developer, Rep. Speedy also runs and operates a small business in Indianapolis.

Additionally, he spends much of his time with his two children and attending community meetings and events, and has volunteered as a mentor for the Indianapolis Big Brother Big Sister chapter. He attends Living Word Bible Church.


Bob Behning

State Representative District 91

Bob Behning is a Family Man


Married to Rosalie since July 30, 1977 37 years
Father of three – Nathan, Grant, and Brandi (Nathan and Jessie – wife, Grant and Patty – wife, Brandi and Chris – husband)
Grandfather of four – Eli, Gabriella, Parker, and Chace.

Bob Behning is an Active Leader


Member of Calvary Lutheran Church where I serve as the Executive Director of the Church, as well a usher on Sundays and am a member of the church choir
Member of the Board of Directors of Westview Osteopathic Hospital
Member of Guilford Township Civic Association
Former Decatur Township Republican Chair and currently Decatur Township Ward Chairman
Member of Decatur, Wayne and Perry Township GOP Clubs

John Jacob

State Representative District 93

State Rep. John Jacob was elected to serve House District 93 in 2020. He and his wife, Angie, are lifelong Southsiders with six adult children and four grandchildren. They attend LifePoint Church, and over the years they have been active in many ministries, including marriage mentoring and counseling, leading small groups, street evangelism, housing and ministering to international students, and short-term mission trips. Previously, Jacob worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts, and now owns a small business with his wife.

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