Legislators to discuss recent General Assembly at Foundation Breakfast

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2014-05-01
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Local legislators will discuss the recent Indiana General Assembly and give highlights from the 2014 legislative session at the May 14 Foundation Breakfast. The breakfast will feature State Senators Travis Holdman and Jim Banks along with State Representative Dan Leonard.

Holdman is the Senate District 19 representative, which includes all or portions of Adams, Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay and Wells counties. He serves on several committees including chair of the financial institutions committee. Beyond his work in the Senate, he has also served on several boards including the Huntington University Board of Trustees and the national board of Youth for Christ.

Banks is the Senate District 17 representative, which includes Wabash county and parts of Whitley, Huntington and Grant counties. He serves on several committees including chair of the public safety subcommittee. He has spent several years working in business development and commercial real estate and also serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Leonard is the Indiana House District 50 representative, which includes Huntington County and portions of Wells and Allen. He currently serves on the judiciary and ways and means committees and is the chair of the local government finance subcommittee. A Huntington city business owner, Leonard has previously served as president of the Southside Business Association and president of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

The Foundation Breakfast is open to the public. It will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $7. First-time attendees eat free courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary. Reservations are appreciated. RSVP to Barb Baker at 260-359-4069 or bbaker@huntington.edu.

The Foundation’s breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at 260-359-4069 or visit www.huntington.edu/foundation.

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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