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State Rep. Brian Bosma to resign after more than 34 years in public service

Bosma was first elected Indiana House Speaker in 2004 and was the state's longest service Speaker of the House of Representatives.
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, in the House Chamber. (TheStatehouseFile.com Photo/Alexa Freeman - FILE)

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmaker and former Speaker of the House, Brian, Bosma, has announced his resignation. 

“After having the privilege of serving our state for more than 34 years, I am leaving with many friendships, experiences and memories – but even greater than all of those is my optimism for Indiana's future," Bosma said. "We have made tremendous strides in nearly every category, from our enviable fiscal health to our top-ranked infrastructure and business climate. While there is more work to do and new challenges ahead, Indiana is fortunate to have strong conservative leaders at the helm who can carry our momentum forward." 

Bosma, who was first elected Indiana House Speaker in 2004, was the state’s longest-serving Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives. 

During his time in office, his accomplishments included passing a 20-year, fully funded roads plan, cutting or eliminating 14 taxes in the last 15 years, passing property tax reform and right-to-work, and empowering parents through implementing and expanding school choice. 

He will leave office July 31.