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Senator Tom Wyss

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Local Address: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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"We got more accomplished this year ..., 15 Mar 2014 [cached]
"We got more accomplished this year than I would have ever expected," State Senator Tom Wyss said.
The 2014 session was the last for Wyss. The Republican announced near the end of 2013 that he would retire and not seek re-election in 2014.
Wyss and Leonard had similar answers.
Senator Wyss also thought his party did well with reaching across the aisle.
"I'm not that big of a fan of a super majority," Wyss said.
Retiring Wyss hailed for safety ..., 12 Mar 2014 [cached]
Retiring Wyss hailed for safety laws work
Tom Wyss as a veteran lawmaker focused on protecting Hoosiers.
He was one of five senators not seeking re-election feted by the chamber. There were tears, laughter and a slideshow of pictures highlighting their lives.
Wyss, 70, will finish his term, which runs through the November election.
Tom Wyss career deals with safety.
In 2001, after an 11-year battle, he helped pass the states drunken-driving law establishing the blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent as the legal limit.
Wyss also spearheaded other key proposals to protect Hoosiers, including co-authoring legislation to prohibit the practice of texting while driving and becoming a national expert on homeland security matters.
Ive never done anything in my life that has been more rewarding or more satisfying than being a senator and being involved in this process, Wyss said Tuesday, at times holding back tears.
He said going back to his days on county council, public safety and transportation have always been his interests.
The moderate Republican is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs Committee. He started his political career on the Allen County Council in 1978.
Wyss entered the Indiana Senate in 1985 and has been on several committees including Appropriations, Local Government and Rules and Legislative Procedure.
He said that making the decision to retire has been tough but in the end being able to make that decision on your own is the way to go out.
In addition to the resolution offered Tuesday, state homeland security officials named the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center after Wyss and the State Fire Marshals Office presented him with an honorary service medal.
A Purdue University graduate, Wyss is also retired from General Electric Systems. He and his late wife, Shirley, have two daughters and five grandchildren.
This is a family affair, Wyss said of his colleagues, staff and even lobbyists in the hallway.
Truck Parts Indiana | Palmer Trucks [cached]
Senator Tom Wyss
Chairman of Homeland Security,
Tom Wyss, R-Fort Wayne, made ..., 15 Feb 2014 [cached]
Tom Wyss, R-Fort Wayne, made positive statements about the bill. Wyss is chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs Committee, where the legislation is likely to be assigned. Over the years, Wyss has been a positive force on a number of transportation issues in the Indiana Legislature.
Indiana Senator Tom ..., 26 Aug 2013 [cached]
Indiana Senator Tom Wyss
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