Rep. Lucas: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Evan Petty, a Crothersville Junior-Senior High School graduate and resident of Crothersville, is the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Petty. He is an Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Annie Wall, a Jennings County High School graduate and resident of North Vernon, is the daughter of Doug and Joanie VanHorn and Brian and Alex Wall. She is a senior at Marian University working toward a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in business. Wall plans to attend law school at University of Dayton starting in May.

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

“Our interns do a lot of great work throughout session,” Lucas said. “They have many unique opportunities to learn about the legislative process, while gaining important professional skills and work experience. I encourage all young people in our community to consider participating in this internship program.”

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. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.