Ober: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

“The Statehouse was energized today as my fellow lawmakers and I returned to gear up for the upcoming session,” Ober said. “We are prepared to be busy as we work on the state’s next two-year budget in addition to establishing a comprehensive, long-term road funding plan. I also encourage constituents to contact me to provide input on their needs and priorities.”

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. This year, members and staff will participate in a new and used tool drive, which will help Habitat volunteers build houses across the state.

The 2017 legislative session begins in early January and by law must conclude by April 30. To contact Ober, call 800-382-9841 or email h82@iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Ober represents all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart,

LaGrange and Whitley counties. He serves as the Assist. Majority Whip.

 

A high-resolution photo of Ober can be downloaded by clicking here.