[r75] Rep. Bacon represents HD 75 with perfect voting record (5/5/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Start Date: 5/5/2011 All Day
End Date: 5/5/2011

Rep. Bacon represents HD 75 with perfect voting record

STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) walked away this session with a 100 percent voting attendance record, something only a few legislators attained. Out of 647 votes recorded this past legislation session Rep. Bacon was always present and voted on each one.

"There is a lot more to being a state representative beyond showing up and voting but it is a duty that I take very seriously," said Rep. Bacon. "Between meeting with staff, reading over legislation, talking with constituents, attending meetings for legislation and all sorts of various other tasks that many times happen during a session it is very difficult to be present for every vote. In my first session as a representative I wanted to hit the ground running by accomplishing goals which will strengthen the state for my constituents and all Hoosiers.

"I believe that my voting record shows that I worked hard to accomplish those goals, and I will continue to do so for the communities I represent."

Committee hearings, constituent and legislative meetings are sometimes scheduled during the time the House chamber 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, bills and other various motions. Legislation addressed this session included economic development, abortion matters and the state budget.