INDIANAPOLISOn Thursday, State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) announced his retirement from the Indiana Senate.

Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement on Senator Mrvan leaving the Legislature after 43 years of service:

“Senator Mrvan dedicated his life to public service, and his commitment to Hoosiers will be missed by our entire caucus,” Senator Taylor said. “As a U.S. Air Force veteran, City Councilman and State Senator for District 1, Senator Mrvan truly shows all of us what it looks like to dedicate your life to improving your community.

“During his time in the Legislature, Senator Mrvan was a tireless advocate for Hoosier families. Over decades of service, he strengthened protections for children, expanded veterans’ benefits and employment, worked to create a state tax-friendly to senior citizens and passed legislation to make transportation safer and more efficient statewide.

“Senator Mrvan was a valued member of our caucus and a unrelenting advocate for Hoosier workers, veterans and Indiana’s families and children. He will be deeply missed and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”