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[s15] Sen. Wyss Named Legislator of the Year by Disabled American Veterans
Start Date: 6/24/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/24/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2013) – State Sen. Tom Wyss (R- Fort Wayne) was recently named the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Legislator of the Year at the organization’s state convention. This is the second time Wyss has received this award.

A veteran of the Indiana Air National Guard, Wyss has been active in veteran affairs for many years. Currently, he is Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.

DAV State Adjutant Bob Ladd said the organization nominated Wyss because of his unwavering support.

“Senator Wyss has always been supportive of our soldiers and especially our disabled veterans,” Ladd said. “As a veteran himself, he has not forgotten where he came from and consistently advocates for veterans issues and concerns. For that reason, it was a clear choice that he deserved this recognition.”

Among his efforts this past legislative session, Wyss authored a resolution urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name part of I-69 the “Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Highway” and sponsored a new law to expand eligibility for a National Guard license plate. He also sponsored a measure to improve the quality of local veteran service officers.

“As lawmakers, one of our highest callings is to support the military heroes who tirelessly fight for our safety and freedom,” Wyss said. “Indiana has worked hard to advocate for our soldiers and veterans, but there is still work to be done. I’m hopeful that the efforts put forth this past legislative session will improve the lives of our returning soldiers for years to come.”

Contact Information:
Name: Tracy Lytwyn
Phone: 317-234-9221
Email: tlytwyn@iga.in.gov
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