South Dearborn Grad Earns Experience At Ind. Statehouse

Posted On February 12, 2018

Press release from State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) 

Aurora resident Breanna Upton (right) joins State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) (left) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Upton is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2018 legislative session. Photo provided.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A South Dearborn High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Breanna Upton, a resident of Aurora, is the daughter of Michael and Christy Upton. She is an Ivy Tech graduate who earned an associate’s degree in general studies, and is currently attending Indiana University East where she studies psychology with plans of attending law school next year.

“It’s always heartening to see interns from our community getting involved in our state government,” Lyness said. “These interns are essential to Statehouse operations and I enjoy seeing their outstanding work ethic. This internship provides the unique opportunity of not just developing professional experience and workplace skills, but also provides an inside look at how our state government functions. I strongly encourage students in our community to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

As a legislative intern, Upton corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.