In recent news, five-term state representative, Kevin Mahan, announced he was resigning from the Indiana House effective July 31 as he is moving out of the district to take on a job with Community Health Network stating, “although my resignation was not planned, I simply was presented with a career opportunity that will allow me to enter the next chapter in life in an executive role with a great company,” continuing on with, “ serving House District 31 in the General Assembly has been an honor, and I am thankful I was given the opportunity.”
Just last week the Republican Precinct Committee Members for House District 31 met in caucus to choose someone to assume the seat of State Representative, Kevin Mahan, and with careful consideration they made the decision that Ann Vermilion will now fill the remainder of Mahan’s Term.
In a press release, the Indiana GOP Chairman Congratulated Ann Vermilion on the Election as Indiana’s Newest State Representative.
The Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer issued this statement following the selection of Vermilion to fill the vacancy, “today the Indiana General Assembly and Hoosiers in East Central Indiana are gaining a new voice at the Statehouse with the election of State Rep.-elect Ann Vermilion.” “State Rep. Kevin Mahan leaves behind big shoes, as a leader on critical issues related to law enforcement, government transparency and public health. I’m confident that State Rep.-elect Ann Vermilion will continue the tradition of delivering results at the Statehouse, and continue with the Republican way of balanced budgets, fiscal responsibility and great government service.”
Blackford County Republican Party Chairman Jack Beckley chimed in on the matter stating, ”I’ve gotten to know Ann over the past few weeks and was immediately impressed with her energy and knowledge about government in general and with State government in particular. She is well versed in the legislative process and has a keen sense of what it means to work for the people.” “She has assured me that even though she lives in Marion she will be just as attentive and accessible to the voters in Blackford County as Kevin Mahan was to the voters in Grant County.”