Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) walked away this session with a 100 percent voting attendance record, something very few legislators attained. Out of 270 votes recorded this past legislation session; Rep. Clere was present and voted for each one.
"Serving the people of House District 72 is something I take very seriously," Rep. Clere said. "I have always understood my responsibilities and bring with me the needs and opinions of my community as I vote on each issue."
"I owe it to my community to be present during each discussion. Each vote that takes place on the House floor, because I am your state representative and those votes affect you."
During session committee and other important meetings are sometimes scheduled during the time the House is scheduled to be in session-making it difficult for members to be present. In addition, members will often step off the House floor to have the opportunity to meet with constituents or community leaders to further discuss important issues facing their local area.
When voting on the House floor, members will vote to adopt committee reports, amendments and other various motions.