STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) completed the 2013 session with a 100 percent voting attendance record. Out of 592 votes recorded this past legislative session, Rep. Cherry was present and voted for each one.
“The constituents I serve in House District 53 have entrusted me to be their voice at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Cherry. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve in the General Assembly, and I take my responsibility very seriously. It all starts with being present and voting on the issues that matter most to Hoosiers.”
During session, speaking at committee hearings, meeting with constituents and attending legislative meetings are all a part of the daily routine for a legislator at the Statehouse. These meetings will sometimes overlap with the times that the House chamber is scheduled to be in session—making it difficult for members to be present.
Without scheduling conflicts, it is also commonplace for members to step off the House floor to meet with constituents or community leaders to further discuss important issues facing their local area.
In addition to voting on the final passage of various pieces of legislation, legislators will also vote on committee reports, resolutions, amendments and various other motions in order to keep the legislative process going.