Sen. Erin Houchin has filed with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office for re-election to the State Senate.
“When I was sworn into office in November of 2014, I pledged to fight for the people of Senate District 47 – never forgetting whom I represent, and the values we share,” said Houchin.
Houchin is currently serving in her first term, and represents District 47, which includes Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County.
“Serving my community has been rewarding, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. We have made positive things happen for Southern Indiana, but there is still more to be done.”
Houchin helped to create balanced budgets for Indiana every year of her term and voted to support a Balanced Budget Amendment to Indiana’s State Constitution. For her work on expanding access to affordable and efficient broadband services to underserved areas, she was named ‘Legislator of the Year’ in 2015 by the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association.
In 2017, her work to provide law enforcement the tools necessary to protect us, and require that drug dealers receive tougher penalties for their crimes, earned her the ‘Legislative Excellence Award’ from the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
She has maintained a 100 percent voting record on Right to Life issues, and passed the only pro-life legislation in the 2017 Legislative Session.
“It is my honor to serve in the State Senate, and I am incredibly blessed to have this opportunity,” said Houchin. “Indiana is a great place to live, work, and raise a family – and I look forward to working to make it even better in the months and years to come.”
Houchin currently serves on the Commerce & Technology, Elections, Family & Children Services, Tax & Fiscal Policy, and Utilities Committees, and is a former Chairman of the Indiana Commission for Improving the Status of Children.
She also serves as the Assistant Majority Whip for the Republican Caucus.
She lives in Salem with her husband, Dustin, and their three children.