Sen. Head Begins New Term, Kicks Off 2017 Budget Session

Last Updated on November 23, 2016 by cassnetwork

head_2012STATEHOUSE — State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) gathered with fellow legislators Tuesday at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 120th Indiana General Assembly. Head took the oath of office, officially beginning a new term as the State Senator representing District 18.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush led the swearing-in ceremony.

Organization Day is marked by the swearing in of new and re-elected General Assembly members as well as the annual first roll call of all state lawmakers. This day also provides each Senate and House of Representatives caucus with the opportunity to organize before session officially reconvenes on Jan. 3.

The 2017 session is a budget year, meaning lawmakers will craft a comprehensive plan to fund state government services for the next two years. By law, the 2017 legislative session must be completed no later than April 29.

“In the upcoming months, I will work to ensure Indiana builds on its strong economic environment, while providing for the needs of Hoosiers in Senate District 18 and across Indiana,” Head said. “As we craft the next two-year budget, I will advocate for funds to improve our roads, support our schools and fight the drug epidemic in our state.”

As the 2017 session gets under way, Head encourages residents of Senate District 18 to contact him with any questions or comments they may have. Head can be reached via email at or by phone at 1-800-382-9467.

SOURCE: News release from Senator Randy Head (R)