|Start Date: ||11/20/2012|| All Day|
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. Phyllis Pond (R-New Haven) was sworn in and represents House District 85, which includes portions of Allen County.
“I am humbled to continue to represent District 85,” said Rep. Pond. “I look forward to the upcoming session where my focus will be balancing the budget, getting Hoosiers the high quality jobs that they deserve and building a better future for Hoosier families.”
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.
“It is imperative that we continue to strengthen the partnerships between industry and higher education for better preparing our future generations. We must work together to make success possible for every Hoosier and I look forward to making that a priority in the 2013 legislative session,” said Rep. Pond.
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