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Q&A: Meet Rep. Jack Jordan, focusing on education and economic development

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Jack Jordan, R-Bremen, plans to partner with his colleagues to work on a balanced budget, infrastructure needs and education during […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Earl Harris Jr., continuing the family tradition

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing on the Harris political legacy, Sen. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago, plans to spark economic development and education, not only in his hometown, […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Karen Engleman, focused on teachers

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Karen Engleman, R-Georgetown, has always been interested in government and plans to focus on the education of our future leaders. […]

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Former lawmaker’s book traces family that sent 33 men to the Civil War

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Former state Rep. Mike Murphy now writes history instead of creating it. Murphy’s book, “The Kimberlin’s Go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country,” tells a story of the hardships the Southern Indiana family faced during the Civil War. The Kimberlins, the first white settlers of Scott County, sent […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Sally Siegrist, supporting 211 funding

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. INDIANAPOLIS ­– Rep. Sally Siegrist, R-West Lafayette, a former Tippecanoe County Council member, is looking to continue to do more for her community as a state representative. As a retired small-business owner, Siegrist is a Court […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Chris May, surprise political ambitions lead to Statehouse

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS ­— Rep. Chris May, R-Bedford, never dreamed of becoming a politician. “It was just one of those things that the dominos kind of just fell at […]

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Q&A Meet Sen. Aaron Freeman, from volunteer to senator

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Aaron Freeman, R-Indianapolis, has been involved with public service since his high school days in Brookville. As teenager he volunteered with his town’s Emergency Medical Services. He went on to become a […]

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Indianapolis women’s rally draws thousands

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Terri Siler heard about the Women’s March on Washington, she was determined to bring it to Indiana. Siler said she thought she would be lucky to have 1,000 people come to push back against President Donald Trump and his agenda, but admitted she was wrong. Instead, thousands flooded […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, a returning face in the House

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. INDIANAPOLIS —Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, is no stranger to the Statehouse. After serving four terms, starting in 2006, and being defeated in the 2014 General Election by her Republican opponent, the […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. John Crane, ready to learn and lead

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS ­­– Sen. John Crane, R-Avon, hopes to bring a variety of issues to the table, but his primary goal is getting know to […]

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