STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
“Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state," said newly reelected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) was reelected to represent House District 62, which now includes the majority of Greene County, as well as portions of Monroe, Martin and Daviess Counties.
“I’m excited at the opportunity to continue serving my community,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “I look forward to continuing to meet our state’s challenges with the necessary resolve to move Indiana forward. Focusing on employment opportunities and education are my top priorities this year. These two aspects are critical to our state’s continued success.”
In October, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative agenda, making it clear that their focus will be on financial integrity, jobs and education. That focus was echoed today as the 69 House Republicans prepared for the upcoming session with a resolve to accomplish those priorities and continue to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.
“In the upcoming session, we will continue our efforts to get Indiana back to work,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “Education will be a key focus so that Hoosiers can be equipped with the skills they need to meet the demands of today’s job market. I look forward to continuing to make Indiana stand out in the Midwest.”