State Senator

Shelli Yoder

Assistant Minority Leader

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

Meet Senator Yoder

Standing Committees

Appropriations, Education and Career Development, Environmental Affairs (RMM), Health and Provider Services, Joint Rules, Rules and Legislative Procedure, School Funding Subcommittee.


Elected in 2020, Senator Shelli Yoder serves all residents of District 40, which encompasses Monroe County. In 2023, Senator Yoder was elected to serve as Assistant Minority Leader by members of her Senate Democratic Caucus. She is a senior lecturer at Indiana University Kelley School of Business and is honored to have represented her district on the Monroe County Council from 2013 to 2019. Senator Yoder served multiple years on the board of the South Central Community Action Program, including the Head Start Policy Council, and the Monroe County Opioid Commission. In 2017, she co-founded and co-chaired the statewide-award-winning South Central Indiana Opioid Summit. She has an extensive background in managing non-profit organizations focused on women’s health care. She lives in Bloomington with her spouse and three children.

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