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Vaneta Becker

State Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) is seeking reelection once again for District 50, which comprises Warrick and Vanderburgh counties.

Becker has already served several terms on her seat, first being elected in 2005.

Currently, Becker is a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Public Policy. She is also a member of the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services. Becker also co-chairs the advisory board of the Office of Women’s Health at the Indiana State Department of Health and is a member of the Indiana Commission for Women.

“During her legislative tenure, Becker has received multiple honors and awards for her work on behalf of Hoosiers,” Carrie Zapfe, finance director for the Senate Majority Campaign Committee said. “Including the Civility in Government Award, the Legislative Champion Award from the Indiana Area Agencies on Aging, Outstanding State Senator from the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Friend of Education Award from the Evansville Teachers Association.”

“I am grateful to Hoosiers in Senate District 50 who continue to put their trust in me to represent them at the Statehouse in Indianapolis,” Becker said. “During this upcoming session, I’m working on a variety of legislation, but really focused on education issues and have filed several bills addressing some critical issues, including teacher pay, teacher licensing requirements and legislation that would take $75M from the state surplus for schools that didn’t receive an increase in funding equal to that of inflation.”

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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