Rep. Mayfield sworn in, appointed to leadership team

Posted by: Courtney Scott  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in on Organization Day, which marked the first meeting for the 119th General Assembly. State Representative Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) was reelected to represent House District 60, which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties. House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has also announced that Rep. Mayfield will be serving as Assistant Majority Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus.

“I am honored to serve as Assistant Majority Floor Leader,” said Rep. Mayfield. “In this new leadership role, I will continue to work diligently and with a responsibility to Hoosiers, which has guided my decisions since my first day serving in the Legislature.”

In her position as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Mayfield will assist State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), Majority Floor Leader, as an advisor and counselor for the caucus by working with all of the members on any issues that arise.

In addition to her leadership appointment, Speaker Bosma also revealed this year’s annual charity drive that all members of the Indiana House will support and raise awareness for throughout the legislative session. This year’s charity is the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV).

ICADV is a statewide alliance that provides technical assistance, resources, information and training to those who serve victims of domestic violence. The organization also promotes social and systems change through public policy, public awareness and education.

“Many cases of domestic violence are never reported to police, and this is a topic that I think society shies away from discussing,” said Rep. Mayfield. “The fact that the House has chosen to partner with this charity sends a strong message that we are committed to getting them the assistance they need and deserve.”

During Organization Day, Rep. Mayfield joined fellow legislators and staff by bringing in bedding, grocery store gift cards, art supplies and other items for domestic violence service providers across the state.

For more information on ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org/.

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