Rep. Heaton: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Heaton: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Sam Wright  | Monday, February 19, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2018) — A pair of Terre Haute South Vigo High School graduates are gaining experience as  interns with State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Chase Mahurin, a resident of Terre Haute, is the son of Dale and Julie Mahurin. He is attending Purdue University where he is majoring in economics and computer science.

Jackson Thomas, also a resident of Terre Haute, is the son of John and Norma Thomas. He is attending Indiana State University where he is majoring in political science and minoring in public administration.

As legislative interns, Mahurin and Thomas correspond with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

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.

“Interns perform a variety of tasks from handling constituent inquiries to managing student pages,” Heaton said. “Chase and Jackson are an important part of the House team, and are building beneficial skills that will help in their careers. I encourage students from our community to look into this opportunity to broaden their network, cultivate essential skills and gain an in-depth knowledge of the legislative process.”

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.

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State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Owen, Clay, Vigo and Monroe Counties.

 

GAINING EXPERIENCE: Terre Haute resident Chase Mahurin (right) and Jackson Thomas (left) join State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) (middle) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Mahurin and Thomas are interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2018 legislative session.