Meet Thomas E. Saunders

Indiana House of Representatives: 1996 – Present

House District 54: All of Henry County, a large portion of Rush County and parts of north western Wayne County in central Indiana.

House Committees:
• Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation-Vice Chair
• Local Government
• Natural Resources
• 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 Manatron

Community Activities:
• 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, Wayne and Randolph Counties.

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.

Just last session, 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. He is also member of the House Natural Resources and the Roads and Transportation Committees, along with the Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation.

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.

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