INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana General Assembly came to work at the Statehouse Tuesday for Organization Day, and elected officials—both new and old—filled the chambers.

This election cycle, Republicans lost a seat in the House, but it ended up evening out, as they added another in the Senate. This gives them 70 of the 100 House seats and 30 out of 40 in the Senate.

Senate members take oath of office

Indiana senators take the oath of office, led by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Tuesday was Organization Day, the first official day of the Indiana General Assembly's legislative period.

House Organization Day

View from the public gallery of the Indiana House Chamber prior to the start of the session Tuesday. The room was packed for Organization Day, the first official day of the 123rd General Assembly.

Jack Sells is a reporter at, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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