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Statement from Senate President Pro Tem David Long Regarding the Selection of the Next Senate President Pro Tem:

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) made the following statement today upon the selection of State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) as the next Senate President Pro Tem:

STATEHOUSE (May 14, 2018) ― “I am delighted to see the selection of Sen. Rod Bray as the Pro Tem-elect. Rod is a man of the highest integrity and character, and I believe he is more than ready to take the reins. His choice of Sen. Mark Messmer as the Floor Leader is also an excellent decision, and I know I will be leaving the Senate in extremely capable hands.

“I want to also congratulate my friend Sen. Travis Holdman, who, though he did not prevail in the selection of the new Pro Tem, will continue to be a great leader for our caucus and the entire state.”


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