INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Longtime State Senator Ron Alting has been named the new Indiana Senate Majority Leader Emeritus. Tuesday marked the ceremonial start of the 121st Indiana General Assembly, and many politicians were appointed to new positions.
Sen. Alting represents a large part of Tippecanoe County in District 22. A news release shows he was appointed due to his many years of service. Alting said he had no idea he was going to be elected to this position.
As part of the new title, Alting will decide what bills need to be heard. The upcoming year is a budget year, so Alting said he will be busy. However, he is looking forward to helping the community.
"It gives me a seat at the leadership table so hopefully I can make a difference even at a greater level in trying to do some great things for the constituents of Tippecanoe County," said Alting.
Alting will continue to serve as the chair of public policy. Alting has been serving Tippecanoe County in the state Senate since 1998.