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. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) was sworn in as a new member representing House District 5, which includes the northeastern portion of St. Joseph County.
“I’m truly honored to represent my community in the General Assembly,” said Rep. DeVon. “I’m looking forward to the upcoming legislative session as we focus on education and the jobs to build a better Indiana.”
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.
“In a time where Hoosiers are in need of jobs, I will do everything I can to help make Indiana a state more conducive to job creation. I also look forward to helping fill the skills gap with tools to help improve career and technical education,” said Rep. DeVon.