Representative Dermody Named Chair of Public Policy Committee

State Representative Tom Dermody
State Representative Tom Dermody
Republican State Representative Tom Dermody of LaPorte has been appointed chairman of the Public Policy Committee. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) made the announcement Wednesday.

Dermody explained that the committee covers all of the pertinent items in the legislature.

“The Public Policy Committee works with a lot of the hot button topics such as guns, abortion, gambling, and alcohol,” stated Dermody. “It should be an exciting time.”

He added that he’s very honored and excited to be part of the Public Policy Committee.

Dermody indicated that he’s not quite sure of what is expected to be discussed with the committee in the 2014 General Assembly but will know soon.

“I will wait to see what bills the Speaker of the House assigns the Public Policy Committee and then move from there.”

If you have an issue you would like to bring up with Representative Dermody, he encourages you to email or call him about an item you would like discussed in the General Assembly.

“They can email me at or they can call me direct at (219) 362-4008 and I look forward to hearing from constituents on all issues as we prepare for session and hearing what they would like to see us work on.”