Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, will be sent to Puerto Rico Dec. 8 to assist with the recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria.

Delph, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, will be gone for a minimum of 31 days, so he is likely to miss the start of the 2018 General Assembly. The session begins Jan. 3.

State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel

However, Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said Delph will be granted as much time off from the Senate as needed to fulfill his role with the Army.

“I hope Sen. Delph’s constituents will join his fellow members of the Indiana General Assembly in sending him and his family our best wishes and prayers as he undertakes this service for his country and the American Citizens in Puerto Rico,” Long said in a statement.

Delph is a social conservative who has strong positions on immigration, abortion and same-sex marriage. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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