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Soliday to chair house committee on utilities energy and telecommunications

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State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) was recently appointed as chair of the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee.

“There are many challenges that result from the rapidly changing world of energy and telecommunications,” Soliday said. “I believe my experience on the Water Infrastructure Task Force and the Roads and Transportation Committee has prepared me well, and I am excited to take on this new role and continue Indiana’s momentum.”

Soliday previously served as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee for eight years. During this time, he championed the largest, fully-funded infrastructure investment plan in Indiana history. Soliday said the new chair, State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), is well-suited for the job.

“Holli’s experience as an engineer makes her uniquely qualified for this position,” Soliday said. “I am happy to see someone of her talent filling this role, and I am eager to see all that she accomplishes as chairwoman.”

Standing committee appointments are made biennially after each election. Committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at

The site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.

According to Soliday, committees provide members of the public, experts and lawmakers an opportunity to testify and share input on legislative proposals, which often impact local communities.

The 2019 legislative session begins Jan. 3 and by law must conclude by April 30.


Posted 12/3/2018




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