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 Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) was sworn in as a new member of the 118th General Assembly and represents House District 51, which now includes Steuben County and a portion of LaGrange County.
“It is a privilege to represent my community at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Zent. “I look forward to the upcoming session where my focus will be not only balancing the budget, but also helping Hoosiers receive the educational opportunities that they need to bridge the skills gap for the jobs of tomorrow.”
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.
“I look forward to serving District 51 and hope to continue the efforts of building a pro-business environment that attracts high quality jobs to Indiana,” said Rep. Zent.