Incumbent in District 23
State Sen. Phil Boots represents Senate District 23, which is composed of all of Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Warren and Vermillion Counties and a portion of Boone County. First elected to the Senate in 2006, Boots serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor. He is also a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
He has been named the 2010 Outstanding Senator by the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and 2010 Small Business Champion by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of Wabash College, Boots is a small business owner with several holdings including Boots Bros. Oil in Crawfordsville, The Paper of Montgomery County and The Noblesville Times. He and his wife Farzaneh have two children and five grandchildren.