Bartels to serve on key committees, receives leadership post

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) was recently appointed to three House standing committees and named assistant majority whip for the Indiana House Republican Caucus.

Bartels was selected by House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) to serve as a member of the House Courts and Criminal Code and House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety committees. He was newly appointed to the House Public Policy Committee. As assistant majority whip, Bartels will work with caucus members on critical issues facing the state.

Bartels, a former law enforcement officer and U.S. Army veteran, said he will use his decades of service to give invaluable insight during committee meetings.

"Being able to offer up my experiences as a former law enforcement officer and a veteran will be extremely helpful on these committees, as we tackle important issues to our area," Bartels said. "From discussing additional training and resources police may need, to how we can attract more veterans to move to Indiana, there will be many conversations in which my background will come in handy."

House standing committees will meet throughout the legislative session, which is scheduled to kick off Jan. 4.

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State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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