Truitt: Local students to share presentation for House committee

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, January 22, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) announced that students from Cumberland Elementary will be sharing their presentation on why the firefly should become the official state insect of Indiana on Monday.

“After speaking with the students from Cumberland Elementary about their wish to make the Firefly our official state insect, I am thrilled they are getting the opportunity to see the legislative process first hand,” Truitt said.

Cumberland Elementary students wrote to West Lafayette area legislators urging them to adopt the Pyractomena angulate, or the “Say’s Firefly” as the official state insect of Indiana.

“After Rep. Truitt spoke with me about the kids who so passionately wanted the firefly to become our state insect, I was more than happy to let them present their ideas to the committee,” Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) said.

The presentation will happen at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 in the Natural Resources Committee. To watch live, visit


Rep. Truitt (R-West Lafayette) represents portions of Tippecanoe County. He is a member of the Government and Regulatory Reform, Local Government and the Ways and Means committees.