Indiana General Assembly honors Rep. Foley
STATEHOUSE – Rep. Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville) was honored by the Indiana General Assembly for his 20 years of dedicated public service to the state. Rep. Foley has served House District 47 since 1992, which consists of most of Morgan County and parts of Johnson, Hendricks and Owen Counties.
Prior to being elected to the Indiana House of Representatives, Rep. Foley was a Chair of the Morgan County election Board, Vice Precinct Committeeman, Morgan County Deputy Prosecutor and a delegate to the state convention.
Rep. Foley received degrees from Indiana University for both his undergraduate and law studies. He has been practicing law since 1965 as a partner in Foley, Foley and Peden. In addition to his law practice, he has been the President of the Morgan County Bar Association; Treasure of the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association; as well as a Fellow, Master Fellow and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Rep. Foley has a storied career at the Statehouse focusing on criminal justice reform and probate issues during his tenure. He is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee. Rep. Foley is also a member of four other House committees: Family, Children and Human Affairs, Courts and Criminal Code, Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation and the Committee on Joint Rules. He re-wrote the death penalty procedure in 1995 and produced legislation to ensure saying “I’m sorry” after an accident is not an admission of liability.
Rep. Foley has received several awards throughout the years including two Presidential Citations from the Indiana State Bar Association, a Mayor’s Award from the City of Martinsville, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce “Champion of Small Business” award and the Indiana Judges Association Gavel award. He is also a member of the Martinsville High School Hall of Fame.
Recently, he was recognized for his legislative service by the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Judges Association, Department of Correction and the General Assembly.
Rep. Foley is a life-long resident of Martinsville where he lives with his wife, Ann. They have three sons and seven grandchildren.
Note: In the first picture, Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville) is being recognized for his 20 years of service to the General Assembly by Rep. David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis). In the second picture, Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville) fought back tears to address the General Assembly with his family at his side.