Ellington: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the new 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

“It is great to be back at the Statehouse with my fellow lawmakers, where we will continue working on behalf of all Hoosiers,” Ellington said. “Our goals for this session will be to craft the next two-year state budget in addition to establishing a comprehensive, long-term road funding plan. I will focus on the needs of our community and I ask the public to provide input on their needs and priorities.”

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing in Indiana. This year, members and staff will participate in a new and used tool drive, which will help Habitat volunteers build houses across the state.

The 2017 legislative session begins in early January and by law must conclude by April 30. To contact Ellington, call 800-282-9841 or email h62@iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

 

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here. 

There is a photo of Rep. Ellington looking at several donations collected on Organization Day.