For immediate release – Jan. 10, 2018
State Rep. Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, filed for re-election today (Jan. 10) in Indiana House District 67. The district includes all or parts of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.
“It is an honor to serve, and I look forward to continuing to work for the people of District 67,” Frye said.
The 2018 session of the General Assembly, which began Jan. 3, is dealing with many important issues, including the opioid crisis, education, strengthening Indiana’s workforce, and Sunday alcohol sales, among others, Frye said.
“We also hope to continue the progress that has been made as we take Indiana to the next level,” he said, noting that Indiana ranks in the top tiers of almost every economic development category nationally. On a regional level, the effort toward siting a fourth port of Indiana at Lawrenceburg – a project Frye has championed since the beginning – “would lead to additional infrastructure improvements to support it, and enhance our ability grow our economy. It is exciting that Gov. Eric Holcomb has given his support to this endeavor, most recently in his State of the State address on Tuesday.”
First elected in 2010, Frye, a retired professional firefighter, serves as chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Roads & Transportation and Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications committees. He said he is looking forward to many road and bridge improvements as a result of the Community Crossings Grant program, created by legislation that he co-authored in 2016. In House District 67, $7.4 million was awarded through this program.
During his years of service, Frye has been recognized as Legislator of the Year or with other citations as the author of many successful legislative initiatives involving a range of issues. These include:
• The American Legion, for legislation creating statewide veterans services officers, along with a many other bills passed by the Veterans and Public Safety Committee
Frye is the father of two and grandfather of six and resides on a small farm in rural Decatur County. His campaign manager is Celeste Calvitto, a business owner and former newspaper publisher in Dearborn County, Indiana.