Blake Johnson begins duties as state representative for Indiana House District 100

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INDIANAPOLIS – Blake Johnson of Indianapolis has been selected as the new District 100 Representative in the Indiana House.

Johnson's selection was made today (Saturday, June 27) by Marion County Democratic precinct committee members. He succeeds Dan Forestal, who resigned the post earlier this month.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to serve my neighbors in District 100 as their Representative in the Indiana General Assembly,” Johnson said.

“I will work every day to earn the trust placed in me with this appointment, especially as we continue to tackle the current public health crisis, work to address issues of racial and social justice in this city, state and country, and strive to improve the quality of life for all Hoosiers.”

At 33, Johnson is the President and CEO of IndyHub and the IndyHub Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on getting local emerging leaders connected, involved and making a difference in Indianapolis. He previously served as the Indianapolis City-County Councilor for District 12 from 2016 until his selection as state representative today.

“I am confident that Blake will serve District 100 well,” Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) said. “I know that he will only strengthen the House Democratic Caucus as we meet the challenges of 2020 and dive into the next legislative session.”

Johnson will serve on three House interim study committees this year: Indiana Homeland Security Foundations, the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications and the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code.

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