Writing this is incredibly bittersweet. A year ago when I announced I would retire, I could not have imagined how quickly the time would go by. I have enjoyed serving our community over the last 32 years in the General Assembly. It has truly been an honor serving as the state representative for House District 58, and I am grateful for the faith and support our community has put in me over the years.
I am proud to be a Hoosier, and proud of where our state is today. Indiana is a unique place. We put people over politics, and we work together to do what is right for Hoosiers. For me, it has always been about the people in Johnson County. Voices in our neighborhoods served as the driving force behind every decision and vote I made. My passion is about helping others – especially children. I championed legislation over the years supporting students with dyslexia, establishing bullying prevention programs in schools and increasing accountability in the child welfare system. Our children are our future, and we must do everything we can to protect and support them.
I also authored the law providing Hoosiers the option to have the “In God We Trust” state license plate at no extra cost, and I worked on numerous laws supporting property tax relief, creating transparency within homeowners associations and providing a 13th check for public employee pensions.
While I will miss serving our community at the Statehouse, I am ready for the slower pace of retirement. Thank you to everyone in Johnson County and at the Statehouse who made these past 32 years incredibly special. Your friendship means the world to Volly and me. Thank you, and God bless!
State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) represents House District 58,
which includes a portion of Johnson County.
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