Indiana House Democrats have chosen Terry Goodin of Austin to be their next leader.

Goodin was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2000. He represents the citizens of Indiana House District 66 in Southern Indiana.  He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.

He also serves as Superintendent of Crothersville Community Schools.

“I am truly humbled by the vote of support shown today by my fellow House Democrats, and I pledge to use this post to encourage a lively debate on the issues that we feel are of greatest concern to the people who live and work in Indiana,” Goodin said. “We want all Hoosiers to feel like they have a voice and will be heard in the halls of state government.  To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, I want you to know that we will work with you when the cause is right, and respectfully disagree with you when we feel there is room for improvement in what you are proposing,” he continued. “There is a place to get along, even when we have different points of view.”

 “We will use a healthy dialogue with the people of Indiana to form the basis for the proposals we will be advancing during the 2018 session of the General Assembly and beyond,” Goodin said. “We look forward to the challenges to come with great excitement and expectation.”

Goodin replaces Scot Pelath who resigned from the post last week.