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State Sen. Frank Mrvan, Sr.

Frank Mrvan, Sr. announces retirement from State Senate

Contributed By:The 411 News

Indiana General Assembly's longest serving elected official

Indpls. – After 43 years of service in the State Legislature, State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) has officially announced his retirement. He released the following statement:

"Today I notified Indiana State Senate Majority Leader Rodric Bray that I am retiring effective January 11, 2022. This journey into public service would not have been possible without the support of my lovely wife Jean and countless others over the years who have allowed me to be the most effective leader I could be for the constituents of Northwest Indiana.

"No one could have imagined after my first successful campaign to serve as the City Councilman for the Sixth District of the City of Hammond in 1972 that the citizens would support me to continue a career in public service for five decades.

"Holding the public trust in elected office is an incredible honor and responsibility. Throughout my career, I have always placed a value on being able to listen to the concerns of constituents and be their voice in our state’s Capitol.

"For example, it was always my honor to meet with members of Indiana’s veteran community, and I worked to ensure that all Indiana veterans received the respect and recognition they deserve. I also did my utmost to spend time with public safety workers and first responders in order to best support them for the noble services that they provide our communities every day.

"Through my Committee work, I did everything possible to support the members of organized labor, who built not just the foundation of our economic infrastructure, but who have been instrumental to promoting the strength of our manufacturing base, health care industry and public education classrooms. Their contributions and the dignity of all of these workers must never cease to be recognized.

"In closing, I again thank my lovely wife Jean and I look forward to spending more time with all of my supportive family members, children and grandchildren in retirement."

Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) said in a statement that Mrvan will be deeply missed.

"Senator Mrvan dedicated his life to public service and his commitment to Hoosiers will be missed by our entire caucus," Senator Taylor said. "As a U.S. Air Force veteran, City Councilman and State Senator for District 1, Senator Mrvan truly shows all of us what it looks like to dedicate your life to improving your community.”

"During his time in the Legislature, Senator Mrvan was a tireless advocate for Hoosier families. Over decades of service, he strengthened protections for children, expanded veterans' benefits and employment, worked to create a state tax-friendly to senior citizens and passed legislation to make transportation safer and more efficient statewide.”

Sen. Mrvan represents Indiana Senate District 1 which includes Hammond, Munster, Highland, Dyer, Schererville and Griffith as well as two precincts in Crown Point.

Story Posted:01/12/2022

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