New representative sworn in
State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) were sworn in Dec. 23 by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush as the newest members of the 119th General Assembly. Each represents a portion of Westfield.
“I am confident in the abilities of each of these leaders, and I know they are all eager to begin their work,” stated House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
Schaibley will serve House District 24, which represents portions of Boone and Hamilton counties. She was joined at the ceremony by her husband, John, and sister, Jo Ann Thompson.
“It is an honor to serve House District 24 at the Indiana Statehouse,” Schaibley stated. “Being sworn in days before Christmas was such a memorable experience for me and my family. While I have a lot of work to do in preparation for the start of session, I look forward to diving in and addressing the most important issues facing our community.”
Schaibley graduated from Purdue University with a bachelors degree and served as a substitute teacher for many years. She resides in Carmel with her husband and two children.
Cook will serve House District 32, which consists of all of Tipton County and portions of Howard, Grant, Madison, Delaware and Hamilton counties. He was joined at the ceremony by his family.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my community in this new capacity,” Cook stated. “I bring 40 years of education experience, and I look forward to working with my colleagues at the Statehouse to ensure that Indiana is the best state in America to live and raise a family.”
Cook is a former superintendent of Hamilton Heights School Corp. His education tenure includes 25 years serving in various leadership capacities at Hamilton Heights and seven years serving as principal of Noblesville High School.