Local legislators return to the Statehouse for Organization Day

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – House lawmakers representing Porter County returned to the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) were among those who met for the ceremonial start of the 2019 legislative session.

“Organization Day is always a very busy and exciting day,” Aylesworth said. “It’s a great start to the upcoming legislative session, as we prepare to craft the state’s biennial budget and work on legislation to address issues facing the state.”

Members of the House of Representatives are partnering with the Indiana Division of The Salvation Army to increase awareness about childhood hunger. Advocacy groups report nearly half of all food-insecure households in Indiana have children living there, and 33 percent of those being served at Hoosier food banks are under the age of 18. House legislators are collecting non-perishable food items for school children who face a period of hunger between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday.

“There are many families in Indiana who struggle to make ends meet, and unfortunately, their children can go hungry as a result,” Soliday said. “House lawmakers are eager to do what they can to raise awareness of this issue so that Hoosier children don’t have to go hungry.”

The 2019 legislative session begins Jan. 3 and by law must conclude by April 29.

Constituents who want to stay informed about the Indiana General Assembly and members of the House of Representatives can sign up to receive legislative email updates at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com.

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State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) represents House District 11,
which includes a portion of Lake and Porter Counties.
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State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) represents House District 4,
which includes a portion of Porter County.
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CAPTION: State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) (right) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) (left) join fellow lawmakers at the Statehouse during Organization Day on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Organization Day marks the ceremonial start to the 2019 legislative session.