Columbus will once again have a district Congressional office.
Congressman-elect Greg Pence, R-Indiana, has made a decision to open the new office behind the county jail on First Street.
The building formerly held the Eynon Law Offices. Pence said renovations and repainting of the building, owned by Tony Moravec, are happening now.
He said the new office in Columbus will be part of his efforts to focus on constituent services as he takes over from Congressman Luke Messer.
Pence said he plans to also continue to operate Richmond and Muncie offices in the Sixth Congressional District. A large part of a training session for new members of Congress focused on the importance of helping constituents navigate Washington, Pence said.
As a former U.S. Marine, Pence said he wants to particularly focus on veterans issues. He found, on the campaign trail, that many veterans didn’t know the services they might be entitled to.
Pence will be taking over the seat that his brother, Mike, formerly held before winning election as governor and vice president. He said he plans to continue to live in Columbus and to commute to Washington D.C. after he takes office in January.