Washburne honored for his service to the General Assembly

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:48 am

STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2018) — Members of the House of Representatives Tuesday at the Statehouse honored retiring State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) for his six years representing House District 64.

“I grew up in House District 64 and graduated from Princeton Community High School, so it has been a wonderful experience serving this area in the state legislature for the last six years,” Washburne said. “I appreciate the people in our community for giving me the opportunity to represent them, and it is an honor and responsibility I have taken seriously.”

Washburne will finish out his term of office until the Nov. 6 election. During his time in the Indiana House of Representatives, Washburne served as chair of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code and as a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Financial Institutions Committee.

“Tom has served as a great asset to our caucus with his experience as an attorney and his leadership as chair of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “During his time in the legislature, he has been a staunch supporter of constitutional and prudent government, maintaining fiscal integrity and supporting economic growth.”

As chair of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code, Washburne examined proposals related to how the Hoosier court system operates. Washburne also worked to improve public safety by authoring legislation to combat dangerous narcotics, address sentencing issues and protect children. Washburne currently works as an attorney with Old National Bancorp in Evansville.

“I am grateful for the time I had in the House in Representatives, and I will miss engaging in the debates of the day,” Washburne said. “I look forward to beginning this new chapter and watching Indiana continue to move forward.”

 

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State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) represents Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.