Rep. Cherry: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Cherry: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:54 am

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — A New Palestine High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Evan Fitzgerald, a resident of New Palestine, is the son of Tim and Melissa Fitzgerald. He is attending Purdue University and majoring in political science and economics.

“I’ve wanted to intern for the House of Representatives since I learned about the program during my freshman year of college,” Fitzgerald said. “I was a page the last time I was at the Statehouse, and now I get to work here. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve our state representatives and I am proud to live in a state that allows students like me to contribute to the legislative process.”

As a legislative intern, Fitzgerald corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

“It is always exciting to see students from our community show such passion for policy at the state level,” Cherry said. “Interns play a key role in the work done during the legislative session. I encourage all students from our district to look into the internships that the House of Representatives offers. The time spent with the General Assembly can open the door to many more opportunities.”

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.


CAPTION: New Palestine resident Evan Fitzgerald (left) joins State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) (right) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Fitzgerald is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2019 legislative session.