Cook appointed chair of House Ethics Committee

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, December 2, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Statutory Ethics Committee.

Cook said this committee serves as an advisory board to lawmakers on questions relating to possible conflicts of interest, investigates allegations of misconduct of the House Code of Ethics and recommends disciplinary action. The committee helps maintain the public's trust, respect and confidence in the Indiana House.

"As lawmakers, we are held to a higher standard because we serve as leaders and the voices for our communities when we are at the Statehouse voting and vetting policy impacting Hoosiers," Cook said. "It's an honor to lead this crucial body, and I have no doubt I can lean on my experience working in school administration to ensure we can thoughtfully work through issues this committee is charged with tackling."

Visit iga.in.gov to watch the committee live, and access committee calendars and meeting agendas.

Click here for the full list of House Republican chair and leadership appointments.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and

portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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