State Rep. Dan Forestal
State Representative Dan Forestal has lived in Indiana House District 100 nearly his entire life and was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
Forestal’s goals at the legislature include bringing jobs to the area, making sure every child gets a world-class education and protecting hard-working middle-class families.
Currently a lieutenant with the Indianapolis Fire Department, Forestal has also served as a bailiff in Marion County Superior Court 11 and as a guard at Marion County Jail II. He also ran a small business that bought and rehabilitated abandoned homes in Indianapolis.
Forestal has dedicated his life to serving his community. He is an active member in Firefighters Local 416, the International Association of Firefighters, and the Indianapolis Fire Department’s Emerald Society. Forestal’s community involvement has included working with Habitat for Humanity, the Knights of Columbus and the Wheeler Mission. He received the Good Neighbor Award from the Community Heights Neighborhood in his district.
A graduate of Roncalli High School, Forestal also has an associate’s degree in fire science from Ivy Tech Community College, a degree in public safety administration from IUPUI and a degree in public administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Forestal has been chosen for several leadership academies, including the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, the NCSL Emerging Leaders Program, and the Council of State Government’s Henry Toll Fellowship. He currently serves as Assistant Democratic Whip.
- Redistricting reform
- Addressing the opioid crisis
Rep. Dan Forestal serves as the leading voice for the Indiana House Democrats on transportation issues. He has fought for fair and equitable road funding, and led the way in seeking reforms to the state’s license branches that resulted in $60 million in overcharged fees being returned to taxpayers. He is also a key player in the ongoing fight against identity theft.
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