STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon)was sworn in on Organization Day, which marks the first meeting of the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Rep. McNamara was reelected to represent House District 76, which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.
“I am honored by the responsibility entrusted to me by our community,” said Rep. McNamara. “I look forward to continuing to work on some of Indiana’s most pressing issues. My job here relies upon having an open dialogue with the people of southwest Indiana and I look forward to continuing that conversation.”
In addition to being sworn in, every Organization Day House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) selects a philanthropy that the House of Representatives participates in and raises awareness for throughout the legislative session. This year’s philanthropy is the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
The ICADV, founded in 1980, is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. They provide technical assistance, resources, information and training to those who serve victims of domestic violence. Their goal is to eliminate domestic violence through the implementation of prevention programs and public awareness.
During Organization Day, Rep. McNamara joined fellow legislators and staff in donating bedding, grocery store gift cards, art supplies and other items to the ICADV
“I am proud to partner with the ICADV and support the work they do throughout the state to increase public awareness, provide legal assistance and support victims of domestic violence,” said Rep. McNamara.
For more information on ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org.
Rep. McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.