Senator-elect Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 16. Busch was one of five senators sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.
Busch will serve portions of Allen and Whitley counties. He fills the Senate seat previously held by President Pro Tem David Long.
“I am eager to begin my first session with the Indiana General Assembly,” Busch said. “Filling Sen. Long’s shoes will not be easy, but I am up for the challenge and am ready to get to work. It is a true honor to have the opportunity to serve our community.”
Busch received a dual bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication as well as history from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Previously, he served as the vice president of the Allen County Council and is the northeast Indiana director for U.S. Sen. Todd Young.
Busch was born and raised in Fort Wayne and attended Carroll High School.
Residents in Senate District 16 can contact Busch by phone at 800-382-9467, by email at Senator.Busch@iga.in.gov or by mail at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. His virtual office can be found online at www.in.gov/s16.
Busch was sworn in on Organization Day, the ceremonial start of the 2019 legislative session.
The upcoming session is a budget year, meaning lawmakers will craft a comprehensive plan to fund state government services for the next two years. The 2019 legislative session will reconvene Jan. 3 and, by law, must be completed no later than April 29.