Congressman-elect Frank Mrvan stated, “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join the leaders of the Congressional Steel Caucus to ensure that our workers and the American steel industry can continue to make the best steel in the world and fairly compete in our global economy. I look forward to working through the Caucus to advance policy priorities for the steel industry and make sure that they can continue to be the engine that supports the strength of our national defense and our national economy.”
“As a public servant, this is the committee that I am ready to dedicate my time, thoughts and passions on because I want to be a part of the work that ultimately implements and conducts oversight of programs that will address the pandemic and improve economic and educational opportunities for all.”
The first priority of Congressman-elect Mrvan is to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. The letter states, “When Congressman Visclosky announced his retirement, I decided to run for Congress in order to continue to be a trusted and dependable resource for all those in need. I want to be on the House Appropriations Committee so that I can continue that type of service and use my empathetic listening skills and desire to do what is best for those in need to help solve problems.”
“I welcome the tremendous responsibility of this office and look forward to using my experiences and knowledge to pragmatically address the incredible challenges of today. We must act with all urgency to address the pandemic and the economic uncertainty that is impacting all of us. I also look forward to bringing our region together so we can continue to focus on attracting federal resources so that we can transform our economy and create more good-paying jobs, access to affordable healthcare, and a safe and secure retirement for everyone.”
October 28, 2020 – Post-Tribune – Frank Mrvan raises $479K in 1st Congressional District race, outraising GOP, Libertarian candidates
“I believe the enthusiasm for our campaign is due to the great need for civility and public servants who will do the work that is necessary to address the pandemic and the economic uncertainty. I am inspired by all of my grassroots supporters and I will continue to do my utmost to be a trusted resource and advocate for everyone in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Mrvan said.
October 3, 2020 – NWI Times – Fallen Heroes Memorial for police officers, firefighters, EMS workers dedicated in Highland
North Township showed its appreciation to police, fire and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty with the dedication Saturday of the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Wicker Memorial Park.
July 22, 2020 – Mrvan Announces Endorsement from Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council
Today, Democrat Frank Mrvan announced he has received the endorsement of the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District. The members of the Building Trades Council voted yesterday to endorse Mrvan during their weekly meeting.
As the Democratic nominee for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District, I believe that this is a pivotal moment for our Region and our nation, and we must all begin to have more of the difficult conversations that are necessary to empathetically listen to the concerns of our neighbors who face discrimination and take action to address the challenges of systemic racism and injustice in our communities.
June 8, 2020 – NWI Times – Gary protest calls for end to racism, and for liberty and justice for all
Democratic Congressional nominee Frank Mrvan called for unity at a time when the nation faces issues of race and justice. “We’re better together than we are divided,” he said. “We’ve better together economically, and we are better together racially. My prayer for myself is when I examine my own soul is that I absolutely, positively recognize race. Very early on, I would say I don’t see color. But for me to understand what you go through, I have to be able to say I see color. I embrace and understand that for me to be a better member of Congress I have to understand economic opportunity.”
June 7, 2020 – NWI Times – Mrvan prepared for ‘serious job’ of representing Northwest Indiana in Congress
“For 15 years, I’ve trained for this position to be able to assist people who are facing financial crisis, who are uncertain, and in this moment in history, that’s exactly what we have,” said North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan in an exclusive interview with The Times. “It’s a serious job. These are very, very serious times. I campaigned on serious issues, and I’m going to continue to do that.”
North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan appears to have prevailed in Tuesday’s 14-candidate contest to succeed Indiana’s longest-serving congressman as the Region’s Democratic nominee for U.S. House.
To help Hammond, East Chicago, Highland, Munster and Whiting residents impacted by flooding, North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan has begun handing out disaster relief assistance for the second time in eight days. “We are going to do everything we can to get residents the supplies they need to clean their flooded basements and other damage that occurred inside their homes as a result of the rain,” Mrvan said. “This is a disaster, and we are looking to help the people who need it most.”
“Dial-a-Ride has provided more than 300,000 trips over the last eight years. It’s a service that has proven itself vital to the well-being of those who cannot drive themselves to appointments and grocery shopping,” said North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan. “Our retooled processes will allow us to be back in full swing while protecting the safety of our riders and our drivers.”
The Gary Crusader endorses Frank Mrvan for Congress to represent the First Congressional District. We believe that he will provide the effective representation for Gary and Northwest Indiana that must be continued. With his election, Indiana’s First Congressional District will receive the strong representation that we have come to expect, and we can boast of sending a strong and effective individual to Washington.
May 15, 2020 – Post-Tribune – Highland hand sanitizer giveaway built by collaboration: ‘People want to be safe and do their part to keep others safe’
“Collaboration saves lives,” North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan said. “People want to be safe and do their part to keep others safe.” NIISA came into two 55-gallon drums, or 300 gallons, of hand sanitizer from a tequila distillery and needed a way to distribute it, Mrvan said.
The American Federation of Teachers Indiana (AFT-IN) and the Gary Democratic Precinct Organization both announced their support for Democrat Frank Mrvan to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District this week.
Today, during Teacher Appreciation Week, the American Federation of Teachers Indiana (AFT-IN) is pleased to announce that they have endorsed Democrat Frank Mrvan to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District.
May 3, 2020 – Press Release – Mrvan Announces Overwhelming Support from Gary Democratic Precinct Organization Leaders
Today, Frank Mrvan announced that he has received overwhelming support from the leaders of the Gary Democratic Precinct Organization.
April 30, 2020 – NWI Times – Township officials, community groups collaborate to feed Region seniors
North and Calumet Townships, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Catholic Charities Food Pantry and American Legion Post 369 in East Chicago have combined efforts to coordinate meal deliveries to hundreds of seniors over the past five weeks.
April 27, 2020 – Press Release – Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez Endorses Frank Mrvan for Congress
Today, Frank Mrvan announced that former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez has endorsed his candidacy to be the Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District.
Today, Frank Mrvan issued the following statement regarding the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in light of their involvement in the Indiana Democratic primary election.
Frank J. Mrvan was called to leadership by virtue of growing up around it. His father, Senator Frank Ed Mrvan, Jr., instilled in him a sense of servant leadership that he has carried throughout his personal life and career.
April 8, 2020 – NWI Times – North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan launches mental health wellness hotline
Northwest Indiana residents feeling additional stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic now can get connected — for free — to mental health service providers volunteering their time and skills to assist Region residents in need. North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan launched the mental health wellness hotline after finding an increasing number people across the Region in need of mental health services due to apprehension about the virus or losing their jobs, among other concerns.
April 7, 2020 – Post-Tribune – Congressional candidate calls for mail-in ballots sent to all voters without filing application
North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan has sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb asking to have county election offices send every registered voter a ballot for the June 2 primary election, without filling out an application, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Frank Mrvan called on Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to improve the ability of all residents of Northwest Indiana and the State of Indiana to cast a mail-in ballot this primary election.
I am running for Congress to create good-paying jobs and a Northwest Indiana economy that works for everyone.
March 20, 2020 – NWI Times – North Township rolls out food delivery program for seniors, disabled amid coronavirus outbreak
Senior citizens and residents with disabilities in East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting who can’t make it out of the house but need food can count on the North Township trustee’s office for help.
The North Township Trustee’s Office is providing aid and gathering resources to help those impacted by COVID-19. North Township, in coordination with the local Catholic Charities Food Pantry, is delivering food to seniors and residents with disabilities in East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting.
About 1,500 American Red Cross blood drives have been canceled and 46,000 donations have gone uncollected nationally since Friday amid the U.S. coronavirus crisis.
The call went out Thursday to all North Township denizens. In it, Trustee Frank J. Mrvan relayed the symptoms and transmission of coronavirus, or COVID-19. The news isn’t anything that hasn’t already been published — older adults and the immunocomprised are more likely to endure the serious symptoms, it’s transmitted by close human contact; symptoms include fever, dry cough and shortness of breath — but the message of help was clear.
March 7, 2020 – Post-Tribune – Visclosky, Steelworkers Union Endorse Mrvan for Congressional Seat in Dems Primary
With just less than two months until the primary, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky and United Steelworkers Dist. 7, Northwest Indiana’s largest union, threw their weight behind North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan for Visclosky’s seat Saturday morning.
Frank Mrvan received two major endorsements Saturday. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky and United Steelworkers of America District 7 both threw their support to Mrvan’s congressional bid.