Bacon: Serving our community, keeping you informed

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, October 13, 2017

Thomas Jefferson said it best: “The government closest to the people serves the people best.” As your state representative, I am dedicated to serving those in Pike, Spencer and Warrick counties. To help me best meet the needs of our community, it’s vital for us to stay connected and informed.

A great tool to keep us connected is the use of electronic newsletters. I encourage citizens to visit www.in.gov/h75 to sign up to begin directly receiving these newsletters via email. I try to send one out at the end of each week to highlight local events, details about legislation, information about the General Assembly, and other important matters.

The internet is a great resource, allowing for committee meetings to be streamed live, providing details about bills and highlighting vote tallies. This information and much more can be found online at iga.in.gov. This is the official Indiana General Assembly website, operated by the Legislative Services Agency, which is a non-partisan office responsible for fiscal analysis, research, revisions of statutes and publications.

In this busy world, it seems more and more people are turning to social media outlets to stay connected. For those who are on Facebook, just look up Indiana House Republicans. On Twitter, our handle is @INHouseGOP.

For me, the best way to communicate is still in person. Town hall and public meetings help connect us and provide opportunities for us to discuss important issues facing our community and state.

Visitors are always welcomed to the Statehouse. Whether touring the historic building or attending a committee hearing during the legislative session, a trip to the Capitol is always exciting. If you’d like to set up a meeting with me, reach out to my office by calling 317-232-9833 or emailing h75@iga.in.gov.

Many constituents reach out to me for a variety of inquiries, like how to obtain veteran benefits, fishing licenses and health care, and if I can’t directly help you, then I can at least help point you in the right direction. Although policymakers are responsible for enacting the laws, the executive branch is responsible for implementing those laws. If there are issues with an agency not following the law, please contact me.

To be an effective public servant, I must understand the needs of our community. Please continue communicating with me so that I can best serve you.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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