Rep. Mahan announces resignation from House seat

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, June 14, 2019 12:12 pm

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2019) – State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) announced today he will be resigning effective July 31, 2019, from the House of Representatives due to accepting a position with Community Health Network and moving outside of District 31.

 “Although my resignation was not planned, I simply was presented with a career opportunity that will allow me to enter the next chapter in life in an executive role with a great company in the Indianapolis area, Community Health Network,” Mahan said. “This will cause me and my family to relocate. Serving House District 31 in the General Assembly has been an honor, and I am thankful I was given the opportunity.”

 Mahan was elected to the General Assembly in 2010, and served as chair of the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform, and as a member of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code, and the House Committee on Insurance.

 As chair of the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform, he authored laws promoting government efficiency, oversight and transparency, including much-needed updates to Indiana’s nepotism and conflict of interest laws.

 After a listening tour, Mahan also authored a law allowing emergency medical technicians to administer epinephrine through a pre-loaded syringe or by loading their own syringes, which costs about $10 per dose, as opposed to $600 per dose with EpiPens.

 He worked closely with members of law enforcement to establish guidelines for using body cameras and similar technology, supported policies improving outcomes for foster children by strengthening the Indiana Department of Child Services, and authored legislation requiring the state to develop guidelines for school emergency response systems.

 This session, he authored “Josslyn’s Law,” which establishes the Sepsis Treatment Guideline Task Force. Named after a constituent’s young daughter who died from sepsis, Mahan worked with the family to craft the policy establishing statewide protocol guidelines to screen patients for sepsis at all health care facilities throughout the state.

 “Kevin has been an invaluable member of our leadership team, and as Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, has championed lasting reforms in the areas of government transparency and public safety,” said House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “Working with Rep. Mahan has been an honor, and we wish him the very best as he steps into this next chapter of his career.” 

 Mahan grew up in Blackford County, where he served as sheriff. He and his wife, Tonia, are the proud parents of three children.

 

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 State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) represents House District 31,

which includes all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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