(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. Bruce Borders left the hustle and bustle of the first day back at the Statehouse in order to deliver a rhinestone-covered cake in honor of the late Elvis Presley's birthday. Rep. Borders, in addition to serving in the Indiana General Assembly since 2004, is an accomplished Elvis impersonator.
"This is sort of a tradition for the governor and me," said Rep. Borders. "At his inauguration ceremony, I performed for Gov. Daniels and presented to him an Elvis belt."
The governor and Rep. Borders put aside talk of property taxes to reminisce about the final years of the famous musician, who gave his last performance in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977. Gov. Daniels sliced the cake, saying that he would forgo his usually healthy eating habits to enjoy this sweet treat, but only because it was a special day.
The meeting was friendly but hurried, as both men had important work to resume. Rep. Borders took what was left of the cake with him to share with House colleagues. As he walked out of the regal office, Gov. Daniels encouraged him to only share the cake with legislators who are serious about property tax reform.
Rep. Borders encourages constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at email@example.com, or by calling the Statehouse at 1-800-382-9841. It is also possible to write him at 200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.