Rep. Turner to focus on jobs, educational opportunities for 2013
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 P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) was reelected to represent House District 32 which now includes all of Tipton County, Northern Hamilton County, Southern Grant County and portions of Madison, Howard, and Delaware counties.
“It has been an honor serving the people of our communities for 22 years, and I will continue to represent them in the General Assembly with integrity,” said. Rep. Turner. “Indiana is a leader among states with the highest private sector job growth in the Midwest and one of the best in the country. That being said, we must continue to concentrate on legislation that builds the private sector, creating more quality jobs for Hoosiers.”
In October, Representative Turner and 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 continued effort to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.
“I believe that one of the best ways to fight unemployment is to promote and support small businesses and expand educational opportunities," said Rep. Turner. “Small businesses are the backbone to our state’s economy, hiring a majority of the Hoosier workforce. It’s critical that we continue to make Indiana’s economic climate the most conducive for job growth and expansion to attract more companies to our states. At the same time, it is important that we continue to focus on encouraging educational opportunities for Hoosiers to find the very best future jobs."
Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) represents all of Tipton County, Northern Hamilton County, and portions of Madison, Howard and Delaware counties.
Note to the Editor: The attached photo is a picture of Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero), front row to the right, being sworn in on Organization Day.