[r53] Rep. Cherry: Jobs are a Priority (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All Day
End Date: 1/5/2011
STATEHOUSE - All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and 19 newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

"Serving my community is something I enjoy and take very seriously," said Rep. Cherry today. "My community looks onto me for solutions and answers, and I work my hardest to provide them with what they need.

"The challenges we are facing as a state, to create a balanced budget, gain jobs and reform education are all things that won't be easy. Like anything of this magnitude, it will be a process. Hearing testimony, researching numbers and speaking with experts will be a part of that process. And like my colleagues, I am eager to start that process."

Newly-elected Speaker of the House Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) took today's ceremony to emphasize to all members how the legislature must go beyond doing its duty and instead, become dedicated public servants to the State of Indiana.

In September, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative plan, which can be found at www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans. The plan discusses how House Republicans plan to address jobs, education, spending and even taking a stand on issues being addressed by the federal government.

Before gaining the 60-member majority in the 100 member chamber, Leader Bosma noted that he wanted to 'reach across the aisle' and 'bring civility back to the house chamber'.

During today's ceremony, Speaker Bosma reinforced the legislative plan, and the importance of working together for the future of Hoosiers and the State of Indiana.