Smith honored for his service to the General Assembly

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 am

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2018) — Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday at the Statehouse honored retiring State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) for his 12 years representing House District 59.

“I want to thank the citizens of Batholomew County for allowing me the privilege of serving as a state representative,” Smith said. “This has been such a wonderful opportunity to make positive changes not only in our community, but also across the great state of Indiana.”

Smith will finish out his term of office until the Nov. 6 election. As chair of the House Committee on Elections and Apportionment, Smith examined proposals related to election issues. He also authored a bill streamlining state agency reporting, which was signed into law in 2017.

He co-authored several key pieces of legislation, including a bill increasing the number of screenings for Hoosier newborns and another expanding Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities.

“Milo has been an asset to our caucus, taking on many tough issues over the years and serving as chair of the Elections and Apportionment Committee,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “He served an important role in streamlining election procedures and reducing the size of government. We greatly appreciate his 12 years of public service and leadership, and wish him the very best in his next chapter.”  

During his time in the Indiana House of Representatives, Smith served as a member of the Select Committee on Government Reduction and the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.


State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which contains portions of Bartholomew County.


A high-resolution photo of Smith can be downloaded by clicking here.