INDIANAPOLIS – On the final day of the 2017 legislative session, the Senate approved a measure to expand prekindergarten education in Indiana. The conference committee report on House Enrolled Act [...]
INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) offered Senate Resolution (SR) 56 on the Senate floor urging the General Assembly to study how school district financial conditions are [...]
INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 475 into law. SEA 475, authored by State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), would require the State Board of [...]
Eddie Melton was elected State Senator for Indiana’s 3rd District on November 8, 2016. Melton serves as the Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Education Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.
In addition to serving in the Indiana General Assembly, Melton serves as the manager of Federal Government and Community Relations, for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). In this position, he leads the corporation’s federal government relations, corporate citizenship strategies and charitable giving.
Prior to joining NIPSCO, Melton worked as a grant officer for the Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation in northwest Indiana. Melton has served as chairman of the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, has served on the State Board of Education, representing the First Congressional District of Indiana and has also served as a national board member and Mid-west Regional Director for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) an organization dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
In 2016, Melton was selected to participate in a fellowship in Israel for national African American leaders, sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF). Through this intensive educational experience, Melton explored critical foreign policy and national security issues affecting both Israel and the United States.
Melton has been recognized with multiple awards and accolades, such as; the top “20 under 40” young professionals in northwest Indiana by The NWI Times Media Company (2010) and is a (2012) South Shore Leadership Award winner. Melton served as the national spokesperson for Brother 2 Brother Magazine and is a frequent columnist for the Gary/Chicago Crusader newspaper and The NWI Times.
Melton was also appointed by the Senate Minority Leader to serve as a non-voting advisory member on the Distressed Unit Appeals Board which assists distressed political subdivisions and school corporations in Indiana in need of relief.
Indiana General Assembly Standing Committees:
Education and Career Development (RMM)
Homeland Security and Transportation
Insurance and Financial Institutions
Natural Resources (RMM)
Pensions and Labor
Veterans Affairs and The Military