Meet Brian Bosma

Speaker of the House: 2004-2006, 2010-Present

Indiana House of Representatives: 1986-Present

House District 88: northeast portion of Marion County, a portion of southern Hamilton County and the western part of Hancock County

Address: 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: 317-232-9657

Occupation: Attorney - Kroger, Gardis & Regas

Education: B.S.E., Purdue University; J.D., Indiana University

Representative Bosma was first elected in 1986 to represent House District 88, which today encompasses the northeast portion of Marion County, a portion of southern Hamilton County and the western part of Hancock County.

As Speaker of the 114th General Assembly, Representative Bosma and the House Republicans worked to revitalize Indiana’s economy, passed the first balanced budget in a decade, adopted the strongest telecommunications reform legislation in the nation, created the position of Inspector General to expose and prevent fraud and corruption in state government, improved education opportunities for Hoosier school children, and addressed the needs of the most vulnerable in our state.

As Speaker of the 117th General Assembly, Bosma made sweeping changes to education reform through the House Republicans “Strengthen Indiana Plan.” He also broke 195 years of institutional tradition by appointing two Democrats to Committee Chair positions. In 2012, Speaker Bosma co-authored legislation making Indiana the 23rd Right to Work state.

Additionally, to encourage greater participation in the legislative process, Speaker Bosma opened House floor proceedings and House committee meetings to all Hoosiers via the Internet.

In the 118th General Assembly, Speaker Bosma along with House Republicans are working to create a budget with fiscal integrity, expanding educational opportunities and providing more opportunities for job creation by addressing the skills gap.

In his private life, Brian is a partner with the law firm of Kroger, Gardis, and Regas, focusing his practice in the areas of local government and environmental law. He was a founding Director of Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., which today employs over 85 blind and visually impaired Hoosiers in Central Indiana.

He is a graduate of Purdue University’s School of Engineering (1981) and the Indiana University School of Law (1984). Brian and his wife Cheryl attend Grace Community Church. They have two children: Chris, who is currently a student at Purdue, and Allison, who recently graduated from Purdue. 

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Citation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 2013
  • Indiana Early Care and Education Legislative Award, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, 2013
  • Distinguished Barrister Award, Indiana Lawyer, 2012
  • National Charter Champion Award, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2012
  • Small Business Guardian Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012
  • Elected Official of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Legislator of the Year, Indiana Public Charter School Association, 2011
  • Golden Apple Award, Indiana Virtual School Families, 2011
  • Public Service Award, Agudath Israel of America Midwest, 2011
  • Elected Official of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2004
  • Chairman's Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2003
  • Chairman's Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2001
  • National Public Official of the Year, Governing Magazine, 2002
  • Noble of Indiana Advocate of the Year, 2001
  • Public Policy Award, Marion County First Steps Council, 2001
Speaker Bosma's Organization Day Speech

2014 House GOP Agenda

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