Long Reshuffles State Senate Committee Posts


Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, has reshuffled leadership posts in the aftermath of the retirement of Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek.

Hershman, who served as the Senate majority floor leader under Long, announced a week ago that he is leaving the legislature effective at the beginning of the new year to take a job in the Washington D.C. office of Barnes & Thornburg.

Long named Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, as the new majority floor leader effective Jan. 2. Bray will also remain as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, will take over Hershman’s role as chair of the Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy and will also replaced him on the Appropriations Committee.

Holdman will be replaced as chair on the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee by Sen. Chip Perfect, R-Lawrenceburg.

Long said the changes are effective immediately.

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