A thoughtful, articulate and dynamic leader, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane has proven to be a tireless advocate on behalf of Indiana’s families.
Appointed to the Indiana Senate in 1997, and elected to a full term in 1998, Lanane has served as the Democratic Leader since 2012. He was re-elected as the caucus leader in 2014 and again in 2016. He served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2008-2012.
Sen. Lanane represents Indiana Senate District 25 which includes the cities of Muncie and Anderson as well as Union Township and part of Anderson Township in Madison County and Salem, Center, Monroe, Liberty and Perry townships in Delaware County.
An outspoken voice on issues including economic development, education, consumer protection, health care, and courts and criminal justice matters, Lanane has proven his ability to reach across party lines to get things done.
In addition to leadership duties, Senator Lanane serves as the Vice Chair of the Senate’s Ethics Committee and the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Elections, Family and Children Services, Public Policy, and Rules and Legislative Procedure Committees. He also serves as a member on the Senate Committees on Commerce and Technology, Corrections and Criminal Law, Joint Rules, Judiciary and Utilities.
In the Senate, Lanane was the primary author of legislation addressing sexual trafficking of minors. He was also an author of the concussion protocol training for coaches of youth sports in grades 3-8, and the Indiana Homeowner Protection Act which protects homeowners from deceptive and abusive practices known as predatory lending. In addition, he was an author on legislation authorizing Anderson’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, creating thousands of new employment opportunities.
A practicing attorney, Lanane earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and his law degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Lanane and his wife Cynthia have three children and five grandchildren and live in Anderson, Indiana.
Indiana General Assembly Standing Committees:
Commerce and Technology
Corrections and Criminal Law
Ethics (Vice Chair)
Family and Children Services (RMM)
Public Policy (RMM)
Rules and Legislative Procedure (RMM)