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Senator Stoops

Senator Mark Stoops

Tax & Fiscal Policy RMM  

Senate District 40

Legislative Assistant: Adam Jones

Phone: 317-232-9847

Email: s40@in.gov

Media Contact: Brent Stinson | 317-232-9849

200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Stoops calls for inclusive, civil discussion on immigration

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Stoops calls for inclusive, civil discussion on immigration

INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) expressed his concerns after the first meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Immigration Issues, specifically noting the vast contributions of the immigrant [...]

Sen. Stoops aims to expand Monroe County public transit

February 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Sen. Stoops aims to expand Monroe County public transit

INDIANAPOLIS— A proposal by State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) that would give Monroe County more options for funding public transit cleared the Senate on Monday. Sen. Stoops noted the relationship [...]

Stoops: Our students, our teachers and our communities are more than just test scores

December 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Stoops: Our students, our teachers and our communities are more than just test scores

INDIANAPOLIS--In the wake of the release of preliminary ISTEP scores, State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) released the following statement once again offering his proposal to hold educators harmless from the [...]


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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