Lauer, other state lawmakers take oath of office

Photo courtesy of the Indiana House of Representatives

Ryan Lauer took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as State Representative for House District 59.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day, the formal start to the legislative session.

“It is a privilege to serve as state representative of House District 59,” Lauer said. “I believe my previous experience working to improve public safety and promote fiscal responsibility while on the Bartholomew County Council has prepared me for this new role. I am excited to get to work for the people and help move Indiana forward.”

Lauer, a Columbus Republican, defeated Democrat Dale Nowlin for the seat in this month’s elections. He replaces longtime State Rep. Milo Smith, who opted to not seek reelection.