Houchin Named 2015 GOPAC Emerging Leader

Houchin Named 2015 GOPAC Emerging Leader


State Senator Erin Houchin has been named to the 2015 GOPAC Class of Emerging Leaders.

GOPAC is the Republican Party’s premier center for educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders.

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“I’m honored to have been selected for this opportunity to help me better serve my constituents,” Houchin said. “I’m eager to learn from policy experts from around the country and participate in this program with other state legislators who are equally engaged in the public policy debates of our time.”

The Emerging Leaders program is a yearlong initiative to coach and develop state legislators from across the country on how to be effective legislative leaders. This year’s class will begin their involvement at the 5th Annual Emerging Leaders Summit. The Summit gives participants the opportunity to learn from policy experts, veteran lawmakers, communications professionals and seasoned political strategist as well as each other.  These leaders return to their states better equipped to advance the ideas they are championing and prepare for the rigors of campaigning for higher office.

“Our Emerging Leaders program ensures a roster of prepared and tested Republicans ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office.” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “As evidenced by past honorees now serving in Congress or as leaders in their state legislative chambers, this program has proven effective at advancing the Republican Party’s next generation.”

To learn more about the GOPAC Emerging Leaders Class of 2015, visit: GOPAC.org/emerging-leaders.

Erin Houchin was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 2014 defeating a popular incumbent Democrat who had held the seat for 26 years.

In the State Senate, Houchin has prioritized efforts to create good-paying jobs, keep taxes low, and provide better educational opportunities for our children. This year, Erin was successful in passing important legislation that assigns the Senate Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications to research and consider strategies to bring affordable broadband services to unserved areas of the state.

Senate District 47 includes all of Washington, Harrison, Orange, Crawford and Perry Counties and also part of Dubois County.