Bosma announces new chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 25, 2018) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) recently selected Noelle Sykes to serve as chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans.

Sykes is a licensed attorney and chief deputy securities commissioner in Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office, where she has worked since 2013. During her time on Lawson’s staff, she served in other roles including enforcement attorney and senior counsel in the Auto Dealer Services Division.

“We are excited to welcome Noelle to our team as session preparations are already underway,” Bosma said. “With over 10 years of experience working in the legislative and executive branches of state government, we believe her legal talents and skills will be of tremendous value to our caucus and staff.”

Sykes also worked as assistant majority counsel for Indiana Senate Republicans during the 2013 legislative session. Her past experience includes working as legislative liaison and legal assistant for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and serving former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman as director of constituent services and policy director.

In 2012, Sykes graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In 2006, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Butler University. Sykes also served as an intern with Indiana House Republicans during her senior year.

She will begin her new role on Oct. 11.

Bosma said former Chief Counsel Jill Carnell accepted a position with the Indiana Department of Administration as chief administrative officer. She served as chief counsel since 2012 and as session attorney during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.

“Our caucus sincerely appreciates Jill’s years of service and her dedication to our team,” Bosma said. “We have been fortunate to have a long line of talented chief counsels, and I know Jill will be successful in her new role serving the Indiana Department of Administration.”


Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 88,
which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.
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