Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of today’s announcement by State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) that he will not run for re-election in 2018:
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 5, 2018) — "Rep. Bill Friend has served as a strong voice for his constituents and rural communities across the state. His leadership and experience in the agricultural industry have proven to be a valuable asset. He's dedicated over 20 years to serving the public, and we will miss him and his expertise tremendously at the Statehouse. Bill is also a close friend and confidant, and I appreciate the great work he has done as a member of our leadership team. We wish Bill and Ann the very best as they pursue the next chapter in their lives."