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Senator Mark Stoops

Tax & Fiscal Policy RMM  

Senate District 40

Legislative Assistant: Mikala Ellsworth

Phone: 317-232-9404


Media Contact: Brent Stinson | 317-232-9849

200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


OP-ED: Stoops urges state, local, corporate leaders to act where Trump has failed

June 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on OP-ED: Stoops urges state, local, corporate leaders to act where Trump has failed

During the 2017 legislative session, initiatives sponsored by Statehouse Republicans pushed Indiana further behind regarding renewable energy, curbing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, and consequently, made it more difficult for [...]

Stoops’ Employment First legislation signed into law

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Stoops’ Employment First legislation signed into law

INDIANAPOLIS–Today, Governor Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 390 into law. The legislation’s author, State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) attended the ceremonial bill signing and released the following comments: SEA [...]

Stoops legislation advances in committee, out of the Senate

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Stoops legislation advances in committee, out of the Senate

  INDIANAPOLIS –On Monday, two bills backed by State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) received hearings in committee. Senate Bill (SB) 154, co-authored by Sen. Stoops, advanced out of the Senate [...]


Elected to the State Senate in 2012, State Senator Mark Stoops brings extensive local legislative and fiscal experience to the office, having served as President of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and as past President of the Monroe County Council.

Stoops is a graphic design and marketing consultant. An advocate for sustainable community development, he also restores historic buildings in the Bloomington area.

A thoughtful and collaborative leader, Stoops seeks advice from experts, colleagues and constituents with a variety of viewpoints to make informed decisions. He understands the nexus between education and economic development, supporting a strong system of public education and higher education to train Indiana’s future workforce. Stoops is also an advocate of environmental sustainability and green job development, human rights protections and health care accessibility.

In the State Senate, he has been appointed to serve as the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, Financial Institutions, Health and Provider Services, Insurance, and Local Government Committees.

Stoops is proud of his many accomplishments for his District as an elected official in Monroe County, including:

Creation of a County Employee Health Clinic
Purchase of Monroe County Government Center at North Showers
Monroe County Courthouse Restoration and Structural Repair Project
Monroe County Comprehensive Plan
Creation of a Grant Administrator position
Creation of a Storm Water Utility
Major Expansion of the Monroe County Alternative Transportation Network
Passing a Human Rights Ordinance and creation of a Human Rights Commission
Responsible Bidder Ordinance
Creation of the Women’s Commission
Creation of the Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission
Creation and Expansion of Monroe County’s Family Planning Clinic

Stoops and his wife Kara reside in Bloomington. He is the father of four children. Born and raised in Indiana, Stoops is the fourth generation of his family to live in Bloomington and Monroe County and is descended from families that settled in Indiana before it was a state. A graduate of Crown Point High School, he attended Indiana University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Indiana General Assembly Standing Committees:

Commerce and Technology

Education and Career Development

Environmental Affairs (RMM)

Health and Provider Services

Tax and Fiscal Policy (RMM)

Utilities (RMM)

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Senate District 40

Indiana Senate District 40 encompasses the majority of Monroe County and includes the Indiana University-Bloomington campus.

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