Brian Bosma

Brian Bosma REPRepublican

American politician

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Brian BosmaREPRepublican American politician
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Brian C. Bosma (born October 31, 1957) is an American politician and lawyer who served as speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006 and 2010 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, Bosma has served in the Indiana House since 1986. He replaced Gordon Harper. He was originally elected in the 50th district, but was redistricted to the 88th district in 1992. The 88th district encompasses northeast Marion County and portions of Hancock and Hamilton County. Upon Republicans regaining a majority in the Indiana House in 2004, he was elected to his first of six nonconsecutive terms to the speakership. He served his first term as speaker until 2006, when Democrats gained control of the House, and served five more terms as speaker after Republicans won control in the 2010 elections. In the 2012 elections, Republicans obtained a super majority in the House. Outside of state politics, Bosma is in an attorney in private practice, working as a partner with Kroger, Gardis & Regas and is the founding director of Bosma Industries for the Blind, an Indianapolis-based private non-profit which serves as Indiana's largest employer of legally blind individuals and those with severe visual impairments.On November 19, 2019, Bosma announced his retirement from the Indiana House of Representatives at the end of the 2020 legislative session. State Representative Todd Huston succeeded Bosma as Speaker in 2020.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
JD
1981 - 1984
Purdue University
BS Engineering/Civil and Environmental Engineering
1976 - 1981
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
Indiana State House of Representatives
1986 - 2020
Republican Floor Leader
Indiana State House of Representatives
1994 - 1999
Partner
Kroger Gardis and Regas Attorneys
1986 - Current
Legislative
Indiana Department of Education
1985 - 1986
Associate Attorney
Bingham Summers Welsh and Spilman
1984 - 1985
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Board of Elders
Chamber of Commerce
Current
Chair
Section on Business Law, Indianapolis Bar Association
Current
Discussion Leader
Bible Study Fellowship International
Current
Member
Grace Community Church
Current
Coach
Castleview Baptist Youth Sports League
1996 - Current
Member
Advisory Board, Association of Retarded Citizens Trust
1990 - Current
Director
Board of Directors, Bosma Industries for the Blind
1988 - Current
Member
Indianapolis Bar Association
1984 - Current
Member
American Bar Association
1984 - Current
Member
Indiana Bar Association
1984 - Current
Founding Director
Bosma Industries for the Blind, Incorporated
Republican Advisor
State Budget Committee
1990 - 1994
Member
Indiana State Republican Platform Committee
1988 - Current
Former Chair
Joint Rules Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Vice-Chair
Marion County Republican Central Committee