District 31 Caucus Chooses Vermilion To Replace Mahan

Jul 31, 2019

Ann Vermilion (left) attended the 2018 State of the Union in Washington, D.C. as the guest of US Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN) (right).
Credit Courtesy Congresswoman Susan Brooks / Facebook

A healthcare consultant and former hospital administrator is headed to the Statehouse to replace outgoing Republican state representative Kevin Mahan.

Ann Vermilion of Grant County was until recently the longtime administrative director of Marion General Hospital, where she helped an effort to decrease the number of opioid prescriptions written.  She now runs a healthcare consulting business.

Vermilion asked a GOP caucus to select her because she’s passionate about rural Indiana and party values.

“I know you guys have worked so hard to really safeguard those Christian values – those values that we hold dear,” she says.  “And I want to be a part of that.”

Vermilion was endorsed by the man she’s replacing, Kevin Mahan, who is resigning to move out of his district for a new job.

District 31 represents all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant, and Wells counties.