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Statement from Senate President Pro Tem David Long

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) made the following statement today regarding State Sen. Mike Delph’s (R-Carmel) activation by the U.S. Army:

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 16, 2017) ― “Sen. Mike Delph, who is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, has informed me that he will be ordered to active duty as of Dec. 8 for a minimum of 31 days. Sen. Delph will be sent to Puerto Rico to assist in the ongoing recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria.

“Whether service beyond Jan. 8 will be required is not certain, but Sen. Delph will be granted the appropriate time off from his duties as a State Senator to serve in his role with the Army.

“I hope Sen. Delph’s constituents will join his fellow members of the Indiana General Assembly in sending him and his family our best wishes and prayers as he undertakes this service for his country and the American citizens in Puerto Rico.”


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