Earl L. Harris, Jr.

Indiana State Representative

House District 2


Earl L. Harris, Jr.

Indiana State Representative

House District 2

Represents Indiana House District 2. He is the Assistant Democratic Floor Leader. Serves on the following legislative committees: Ways and Means, Roads and Transportation, and Government and Regulatory Reform. Founder and owner of Motivation Media, a television and video production company. Vice-Chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Board of Latino Legislative Leaders. Son of former Indiana State Rep. Donna Harris and the late Indiana State Representative Earl Harris Sr.

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Recent News

gas tax

Andrade, Harris and Jackson renew calls for governor to suspend gas tax, provide immediate relief to Hoosiers

May 10, 2022

Reps. Mike Andrade (D-Munster), Earl L. Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) and Carolyn Jackson (D-Hammond) are renewing calls for Gov. Eric Holcomb to immediately suspend the state gasoline use tax and gasoline excise tax until July.

IBLC: We expect transparency in IMPD investigation

April 27, 2022

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Critical Incident Response Team will conduct a criminal investigation and IMPD Internal Affairs will conduct an internal administrative investigation with consultation from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

Gary delegation

Gary delegation will host legislative wrap-up public forum on March 24

March 18, 2022

Northwest Indiana State Reps. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary),  Earl L. Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago), Ragen Hatcher (D-Gary), Mike Andrade (D-Munster) and State Sens.

Civility in Government Award

Harris honored with ‘Civility in Government Award’ for bipartisan efforts

March 11, 2022

State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) was recognized by The Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly (ARMIGA) with the 2022 Civility in Government Award

Northwest Indiana legislators to host February 5 Legislative Update Public Forum

January 31, 2022

The legislators invite the public to attend the event to learn more about legislation currently being considered by the Indiana General Assembly.

Rep. Harris statement on issues surrounding voter suppression

October 16, 2020

State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) today released the following statement regarding the state…