STATEHOUSE –State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) was sworn in today by Chief Justice Brent Dickson in the House Chamber. Rep. Dermody was reelected in November to represent House District 20, which now includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.
“Since 2006, I have had the privilege of representing our great community at the Statehouse and I am honored to serve for another two years,” said Rep. Dermody. “After the recession, the General Assembly enacted pro-business legislation that catapulted Indiana as a leading state for private sector job growth. Continuing to focus on building up the private sector, along with eliminating excessive government spending, will connect Hoosiers with jobs and strengthen our state’s economy.”
In October, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative agenda, making it clear that their focus will be on financial integrity, jobs and education. That focus was echoed today as the House Republicans met with a resolve to accomplish those priorities and continue to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.
“Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state,” said newly reelected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
“To build a better future for Indiana, I will concentrate on improving our educational system by strengthening the relationship between businesses and higher education. This will better equip Hoosiers entering the workforce with the tools they need to acquire a job,” said Rep. Dermody.