STATEHOUSE (August 19, 2009) - President Pro Tem David C. Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Marlin Stutzman (R-Howe) as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology.
Long said Stutzman will replace State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) who was recently appointed to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
"As a proven hard-working public servant for the taxpayers of Senate District 13, Sen. Stutzman will help review policies to ensure vital electric, water and wastewater, natural gas and communications utilities are both adequate and accessible to all Hoosiers," Long said.
Before joining the Indiana Senate in 2008, Stutzman served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008. Stutzman is owner of Stutzman Farms Trucking and co-owner of Stutzman Farms.
Stutzman is actively involved in the Howe Community Association, National Federation for Independent Businesses, Indiana Farm Bureau, LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, LaGrange County Farm Bureau Board Member, Young Republicans of LaGrange County and the LaGrange County Republican Party.
Stutzman graduated from the Lake Area Christian Schools and studied business at Trine University and Glen Oaks Community College. Stutzman has also been involved in overseas missions with Campus Crusade
"I consider the opportunity to serve as a ranking member on the Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology an honor," Stutzman said. "I will enjoy taking on a leadership role to help create sound legislation and focus on ways to improve our infrastructure and Hoosiers' access to broadband and other utilities that are vital to our way of life."
Sen. Stutzman represents Senate District 13, which includes DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties.
A high-resolution photo is available at http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/2355.htm
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