Frank J. Mrvan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byPete Visclosky
Personal details
Born
Frank John Mrvan

(1969-04-16) April 16, 1969 (age 51)
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jane Trimble
(m. 1996)
Children2
RelativesFrank Mrvan (father)
EducationBall State University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

Frank John Mrvan (/mərˈvæn/;[1] born April 16, 1969) is an American politician from the state of Indiana. He is the U.S. Representative from Indiana's 1st congressional district, and has served in that position since 2021, following the retirement of fellow Democrat Pete Visclosky. From 2005-2021, Mrvan served as the township trustee for North Township, Indiana.

Early life and career

Mrvan was born and raised in Hammond, Indiana. After graduating from Oliver P. Morton High School, Mrvan earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University.[2]

Mrvan worked as a licensed mortgage broker and pharmaceutical sales representative.[3] In November 2005, Mrvan was appointed as the township trustee for North Township, Indiana, when his predecessor resigned.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

Election

Main article: 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana § District 1

After Pete Visclosky, the incumbent member of the United States House of Representatives in Indiana's 1st congressional district, decided not to run for reelection in the 2020 elections, Mrvan announced his candidacy.[5] Mrvan received endorsements from Visclosky and the local chapter of the United Steelworkers.[6] He won the Democratic Party nomination with 34% of the vote in a field of 14 candidates, including Thomas McDermott Jr. and Mara Candelaria Reardon. He faced Republican Mark Leyva in the November general election,[7][8] and won with 61% of the vote.[9] Mrvan took office on January 3, 2021.

Caucuses

Personal life

Mrvan and his wife, Jane, have two children.[11] His father, Frank Mrvan, is a longtime member of the Indiana Senate.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Support Public Education - Youtube". YouTube. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Chris Mahlmann (April 16, 2020). "Leadership Life: Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee". NWI.Life. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Leadership Life: Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee". NWI.Life. April 16, 2020. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Mrvan files to seek re-election as trustee in North Township". NWI Times. February 2, 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Dan Carden (November 6, 2019). "2 candidates already vying for Visclosky's seat representing NWI in Congress". NWI Times. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Quinn, Michelle L. (March 7, 2020). "Visclosky, steelworkers union endorse Mrvan for Congressional seat in Dem primary". Post-Tribune. Northwest Indiana – via chicagotribune.com.
  7. ^ Dan Carden (June 2, 2020). "Mrvan wins Northwest Indiana congressional contest". NWI Times. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Dan Carden (June 3, 2020). "Mrvan credits Visclosky endorsement, hard work for primary election victory". NWI Times.
  9. ^ https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-mrvan-election-event-st-1104-20201104-b6ipbn4wenc55kstgiy36gjc4i-story.html
  10. ^ "Mrvan to co-chair Congressional Steel Caucus | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines". nwitimes.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  11. ^ Mandy Haack (September 26, 2018). "A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Frank J. Mrvan". NWI.Life.
  12. ^ Kukulka, Alexandra (January 21, 2020). "North Township Trustee latest of 12 to file for 1st Congressional District seat". Post-Tribune. Northwest Indiana – via chicagotribune.com.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pete Visclosky
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

2021–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Blake Moore
United States representatives by seniority
416th
Succeeded by
Troy Nehls