Thank you for the support you’ve shown me over the years.  As your State Representative my goal has always been to be accessible and responsive to all Johnson County voters, not just at election time, but throughout the year.

I’ve regularly held town meetings throughout my district, conducted surveys by mail, and visited with Johnson County school teachers and superintendents.  Knowing what’s going on in the local cities and towns is critical too.  For that reason I work hard to keep the lines of communication open with our local officials.

Also, I believe it is my responsibility to help Hoosiers with any problem they may be having with State government.  Johnson County residents regularly contact me to help them with problems they may be having with government agencies and often I can help them cut through the red tape or give them a contact name and number to help solve their problem.

Woody Burton
State Representative • House District 58

House honors Burton for 32 years of service in General Assembly

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse Monday honored State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) for his 32 years of serving House District 58.

“Serving our community and the state of Indiana has been a great honor,” Burton said. “For me, it has always been about the people in Johnson County. Their voice has been the driving force behind every decision and vote I have made, and it has been a privilege representing them at the Statehouse.”

Burton will finish out his term through the Nov. 3 election.

During his time in the House, Burton’s passion for helping others – especially children – led him to champion legislation supporting students with dyslexia, establishing bullying prevention programs in schools and increasing accountability in the child welfare system.

“Woody has been a tremendous friend over the years,” said State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin). “His drive for making Johnson County and Indiana the best place to live and work is admirable, and his voice at the Statehouse will be sorely missed.”

Thanks to Burton’s efforts, Hoosiers now have the option to choose the “In God We Trust” state license plate at no extra cost. He was also instrumental in passing numerous laws supporting property tax relief, creating transparency within homeowners associations and providing a 13th check for public employee pensions.

“Representative Burton has been a true public servant who always put his constituents first, and is tremendously active in his local community,” said House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “I appreciate Woody’s strong faith and passion for helping our state’s most vulnerable, especially those in the child welfare system. While his leadership will be missed at the Statehouse, I know he will continue helping his neighbors in Johnson County.”

Burton serves as the chair of the House Financial Institutions Committee and is a member of the House Education Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

He and his wife, Volly, reside in Whiteland, and have three children and six grandchildren.