Bill Text: IN HR0058 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Honoring Representative Richard McClain upon his retirement from the House.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2012-03-06 - First reading: adopted voice vote [HR0058 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2012-HR0058-Introduced.html

Introduced Version



Introduced by: Richardson, Friend


        A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Representative Richard McClain.

    Whereas, Representative Richard McClain, who was first elected to represent the citizens of House District 24 in 1994, will be leaving the House chamber for the last time at the end of the 2012 legislative session;

    Whereas, During his time in the House of Representatives, Representative McClain has served on the Financial Institutions Committee, the Roads and Transportation Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, the Veterans and Public Safety Committee, and the Select Committee on Government Reduction;

    Whereas, While serving in the Indiana House of Representatives, Representative McClain helped to encourage innovative initiatives and spur economic development in his district, helped pass legislation to create the Logansport Ivy Tech location, was instrumental in funding Indiana's more than $1.8 billion transportation deficit to make the Hoosier Heartland Corridor a reality, and assisted with the development of numerous ethanol and biodiesel production plants;

    Whereas, Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Representative McClain was a business owner, owning the first combined gas station and convenience store in the Indianapolis area and a hotel in Logansport;

    Whereas, Representative McClain also served as the Jefferson Township Trustee and the Logansport City Engineer;

    Whereas, Representative McClain served his country as a member of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War;

    Whereas, Active in his community, Representative McClain has been involved with the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department, Rotary, Jaycees, Red Cross, United Way, Farm Bureau, Junior Achievement Program for Students, American Legion, and the Mental Health Association and was an assistant Boy Scout Scoutmaster;

    Whereas, Representative McClain also serves as an elder and teacher at the Lucerne Christian Church;

    Whereas, Representative McClain is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial supervision; and

    Whereas, Representative Richard McClain has served his constituency loyally and faithfully since his election to the Indiana General Assembly: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives bids a fond farewell to Representative Richard McClain. The House of Representatives has seen only good things during his tenure. Legislators and staff alike will miss him greatly. His departure will leave a void that will never be truly filled.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Representative Richard McClain and his family.


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