Bosma releases several updates to House standing committee assignments

Friday, October 4, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2019) – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released several updated House standing committee assignments today due to member retirements this year.

Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. However, the retirement of State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) and departure of State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) left vacancies on several committees including two chair positions. Bosma said State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) will chair the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) will serve as chair of the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee.  

“Our team is fortunate to have a deep bench of talented legislators who are ready to step into committee leadership roles, and I’m confident they’ll hit the ground running next session,” Bosma said. “We also have two new caucus members who have a breadth of experience in the private and public sectors to draw on, which will be a tremendous asset for us. Our committees cultivate ideas and lay the ground work for legislation, which is critical to making the legislative process more effective and efficient.”

State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) will step into the role of vice chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee and State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) will serve as vice chair of the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Each of the new caucus members, including State Reps. Dollyne Sherman (R-Indianapolis) and Ann Vermilion (R-Marion,) will serve on the same committees as their predecessors. Sherman will serve on the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, the House Public Health Committee and the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. Vermilion will serve on the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee and the House Insurance Committee.

Bosma also selected State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Indianapolis) to join the Indiana House Republican leadership team as assistant majority floor leader, which was vacated by Frizzell.

Click here to download the complete list of House standing committee appointments.

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