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Q&A: Meet Sen. Mike Bohacek, ready to represent

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS – As a freshman legislator, the main focus for Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Michiana Shores is making sure his district’s needs and interests are being well represented in the Statehouse. Bohacek said many people in his district have an opioid abuse problem. He hopes to address that problem […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Blake Doriot, from land surveyor to lawmaker

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — For Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, it is not uncommon for people to mispronounce his name. Doriot joked that his name is pronounced that his name is correctly pronounced like the Oreo cookie. After a few legislators talked to him, including previous senator of his district, Carlin […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Andy Zay, father and small-business owner

By Adrianna Pitrelli and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Andy Zay, R-Huntington may be a freshman to the General Assembly, but is embracing the life of a legislator. His life revolves around three things. “At the […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Jack Sandlin, with a law enforcement background

By Zoie Richey 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. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, may be a new face to the Indiana Senate, but he is a lifelong Hoosier with a background in law enforcement, fraud investigation and military service. […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Eddie Melton, focused on education and unemployment

By: Sarah Ramon and Zoie Richey 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. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, spends a lot of his time working in non-profit executive leadership when he’s not at […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. John Young, following in his family’s footsteps

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. John Young, R-Franklin, is planning on using his position at the Statehouse to give a voice to the voiceless. “It allows me to work […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. John Ruckelshaus, ready to work across the aisle

By Quinn Fitzgerald and Zoie Richey 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 Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, is a familiar face to the Statehouse. He served as a state representative from 1990 […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. David Niezgodski, moves from the House to the Senate

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com This story 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 — Sen. David Niezgodski, D-South Bend, may be a fresh face in the Indiana Senate, but he isn’t new to the Statehouse. Before winning his Senate […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Joe Taylor, union president turned lawmaker

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. INDIANAPOLIS — While Rep. Joe Taylor, D-South Bend, is a freshman in the House, he’s a veteran auto worker, celebrating 21 years in the business. The third-generation auto worker is currently serving his […]

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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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