District 93 includes the southern portion of Perry Township and Indianapolis in Marion County and a portion of White River Township in Johnson County.
For Frizzell, his experience in the House is a boon to the state.
“Not only have I tried to represent District 93, but the state. My philosophy remains the same: We have to have efficient government at the lowest cost possible,” he said. “I’ve done that my entire career, and I’ll continue to do that the next two years.”
One of the biggest developments to emerge during his time in office is Indiana’s budgetary and financial success, he said. The General Assembly has been active in keeping taxes low, and the goal is to continue to do so, he said.
“A lot of states are envious of us financially, that we watch what we spend and are very frugal about our money,” he said. “I want that to continue. I think that’s very important.”
He has seen Indiana enter a period of significant economic growth, with jobs from neighboring states, such as Illinois, relocating here. The legislature has implemented bills and policies regarding corporate taxes and regulations that have made the state attractive, and it’s important that work carries on, Frizzell said.
“The cost to do business here is much, much less,” he said. “We have the regulation that keeps businesses honest, but we also have the regulation that promotes growth. We don’t need to start layering on more and more regulation.”
In addition to his focus on making Indiana attractive to businesses, Frizzell has also served as the chairman of the family, children and human affairs committee for the House, as well as being part of the public health and energy committees.
Frizzell has focused on writing legislation to better unite schools, the Indiana Department of Child Services, social agencies and parents to better serve children in need throughout Indiana. He introduced a bill during last spring’s legislative session creating a program that allowed parents or guardians with power of attorney to delegate responsibility for their children to a third-party without having them adhere to the same requirements and regulations as foster care providers.
For example, parents who aren’t able to take care of their children due to health reasons or military deployment could assign control to someone they trust, like a family member, without fear of losing custody.
“I’m very concerned about the number of children in need of help in this state. That number continues to grow,” Frizzell said. “We’re trying to marshal those people involved in working with children.”
The content above are excerpts from an article by Ryan Trares, a reporter for the Daily Journal, "Longtime incumbent faces challenger for District 93". www.dailyjournal.com