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New senator brings her experiences to General Assembly

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Victoria Spartz is an accountant, farmer, small business owner, teacher, immigrant, and now the Republican state legislator from Noblesville with a belief in the value of freedom. Spartz, 40, is one of Indiana’s newest state senators after being appointed last January to serve the remaining three years of […]

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Spartz sworn in as senator after Kenley’s retirement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Victoria Spartz became the state’s newest senator Wednesday after being sworn in to fill Sen. Luke Kenley’s former seat. “I am eager to begin my first session with the General Assembly,” Spartz said in a statement. “It is a privilege to be the voice of the constituents in Senate District […]

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Ukraine native to serve as newest senator

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — When Victoria Spartz took the stage at a caucus to determine who would fill Sen. Luke Kenley’s seat, her accent was strong, but her passion for American politics was stronger. “I’ll tell you a story about my accent,” Spartz, a Ukraine native, said to start her introduction to […]

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Race to fill Kenley’s seat shapes up

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — From a former policy advisor to Gov. Mike Pence to a political newcomer, at least six Republicans are vying for Sen. Luke Kenley’s soon-to-be open Senate seat. Kenley, R-Noblesville, announced his retirement July 5, ending his 25 years in office Sept. 30. As chairman of the Senate Appropriates Committee, […]

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Government program to help employers check immigration status takes heat

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Victoria Spartz, born and raised in Ukraine, came to the United States in 2000 as an immigrant at only 21 years old. Now, 16 years later, Spartz said it’s the freedom and opportunity to succeed that makes her proud to be call herself an American citizen—and it’s for that […]