Rep. Soliday: House Republicans Honor Legislative Interns

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 15, 2013 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE — The Indiana House of Representatives took time this week to honor their legislative interns for their hard work, dedication and service to the General Assembly.

Interns working in the areas of member services, media, policy and IT were introduced to all 100 members, detailing their hometown and where they attend or attended college.

“It is a major accomplishment to excel in a challenging internship, and our interns have done that by going above and beyond what is expected of them,” said Rep. Soliday. “They have truly earned this day of recognition, and I am greatly appreciative of everything they have done for us.”

After their individual introductions, one intern in particular was given the “Intern of the Year” award. Each caucus of the General Assembly names a winner, based on various criteria including work performance, writing skills and legislator and staff evaluations.

Addison Bradford was awarded “Intern of the Year” for the House Republican caucus. Bradford is a member services intern from Indianapolis who works with Reps. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso). He graduated from Purdue University, and will be attending Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law at IUPUI.

Along with the recognition, Bradford will also receive a Verizon Scholarship of $3,000, which can be applied toward current or future undergraduate and graduate expenses. Verizon has sponsored this special recognition for the past eighteen years.

“He is excellent at everything he does and what puts him over the top is his unfailing positive attitude. His example encourages you to be a better person and work harder,” said Danny Kelley, legislative assistant for Rep. Soliday and Bradford’s immediate supervisor.

The following is a complete list of the 37 House Republican interns and their hometowns:

Grace Elizabeth Atherton, Saint Paul
Nathaniel L. Baker, Elwood
Ali Bartlett, Granger
Caylin Blockley, Troy (Ill.)
C. Addison Bradford, Indianapolis
McKenzie Christine Clift, Noblesville
Jessica Cobb, Warsaw
Michael C. Cunningham, Lawrenceburg
Joseph N. Dant, Indianapolis
Cassie Marie DeBolt, Twin Lakes (Wis.)
Matt Dougherty, Breese (Ill.)
James C. Driscoll, Brownstown
Michael D. Evans, Westfield
Kate Jagiella, Crown Point
Matthew Johnson, Noblesville
Alexander Stuart Johnson, Lafayette
Matthew William Kent, Fort Wayne
Corbin David Knollman, Fort Wayne
Kyle Fenton Kratz, Yorktown
Christopher Kulik, St. John
Connor Lentz, Terre Haute
Courtney Mann, Cloverdale
Brittany Grace McMurray, Marion
Sarah Denise Miller, Kokomo
Joseph A. Morris, Santa Claus
Jonathan Michael Moynahan, Eliot (Maine)
Paul Paris, Frankfort (Ill.)
Alexis Tracy Schaefer, Indianapolis
Courtney M. Scott, Akron (Ohio)
Rebecca Sexton, Dawsonville (Ga.)
Katie Vaughn, Velpen
Cara A. Wagoner, Plainfield
Jodie Warner, Huntington
Alaina Wastl, Brownsburg
Michael D. Woodhams, Monticello
Sean R. Wooding, Mooresville
Andrea Zimmerman, Indianapolis

If you are interested in an internship with the Indiana House Republicans please contact Jason Johnson, House Republican Intern Director at or Nick Goodwin, Communications Intern Director at Applications will be made available in August of 2013.