"Like any parent, I want to help protect my children and our communities from unnecessary dangers…"
Senator Jim Merritt and his wife Kelley live in northeastern Indianapolis and are the proud parents of Abby and son-in-law Josh Baker, Jennifer, and Will. Representing 130,000 constituents in District 31, Senator Merritt was first elected to the Indiana Senate in 1990. Committees Merritt serves on include Utilities, Homeland Security, Public Policy, Rules and Legislative Procedure, Joint Rules, and the Transportation subcommittee. The leadership positions Merritt holds in the Senate are Majority Caucus Chairman along with Chairmanship of the Utilities Committee.