Ziemke to serve on commission addressing Indiana’s drug epidemic

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) will be serving on the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse, a new task force designed to coordinate substance abuse prevention, treatment and enforcement throughout Indiana.

This past session, legislators enacted a new law establishing the commission to combat drug abuse at both the state and local level.

“Many communities, including ours in southeast Indiana, are experiencing an increase in drug-related incidents from heroin and meth,” Ziemke said. “As a public servant, one of my top priorities is to fight the production and distribution of these illegal drugs, while also helping Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction get the treatment they need. As a member of this commission, I will work to develop policies addressing the drug epidemic in Indiana that can be recommended to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.”

Ziemke will also serve on the Interagency State Council on Black & Minority Health.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents all of Fayette County, and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

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