STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
“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).
State Representative Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola) was re-elected to represent House District 21, which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties.
“It is an honor to spend another term representing my community at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Wesco. “I am looking forward to continuing the good work that was accomplished within the last two years. Hoosiers are ready to get back to work, and fostering an environment for Hoosier education and job growth is our top priority.”
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 69 House Republicans prepared for the upcoming session 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.
“As Indiana’s job market is growing and expanding, we need to equip Hoosiers with an education and tools they need to meet the demands of tomorrow’s jobs,” said Rep. Wesco. “I am excited to continue building a stronger Indiana in the upcoming legislative session.”