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.