Indiana State Senator Jim Banks has represented Northeast Indiana since his election to the General Assembly in 2010. Currently, he serves Wabash County and portions of Whitley, Huntington and Grant counties.
Professionally, Jim Banks has spent the last several years working in business development and commercial real estate in Northeast Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and recently completed his Master of Business Administration at Grace College. He also serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a supply corps officer.
Through the years, Banks has been honored with various recognitions for his service. In 2013, Senator Banks received the Distinguished Public Official Award from Ivy Tech Community College. Additionally, he received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Indiana American Legion. In 2011, Banks was recognized as one of the top rising Republican legislators by Governing Magazine and was named to Northeast Indiana’s “Future 40 Leaders under 40” list in 2008.
He lives in Columbia City with his wife, Amanda, and their three daughters, Lillian, Elizabeth and Joann.