|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Pete Visclosky|
Frank John Mrvan
April 16, 1969
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
|Relatives||Frank Mrvan (father)|
|Education||Ball State University (BS)|
Frank John Mrvan (/mərˈvæn/; born April 16, 1969) is an American mortgage broker and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district since 2021. From 2005 until 2021, he served as the township trustee for North Township, Indiana. Mrvan is a member of the Democratic Party.
Mrvan was born and raised in Hammond, Indiana. After graduating from Oliver P. Morton High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University.
Mrvan worked as a licensed mortgage broker and pharmaceutical sales representative. In November 2005, he was appointed as the township trustee for North Township, Indiana, when his predecessor resigned.
See also: 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana § District 1
After Pete Visclosky, the incumbent U.S. representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district, decided not to run for reelection in 2020, Mrvan announced his candidacy. He was endorsed by Visclosky and the local chapter of the United Steelworkers. Mrvan won the Democratic nomination with 33% of the vote in a field of 14 candidates, including Thomas McDermott Jr. and Mara Candelaria Reardon. He defeated Republican Mark Leyva in the November general election, with 57% of the vote.
See also: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana § District 1
Mrvan ran for reelection against Republican nominee Jennifer-Ruth Green. Mrvan defeated Green with 53% of the vote.
Mrvan took office on January 3, 2021. He voted in favor of the second impeachment of Donald Trump, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which he co-sponsored.
As of August 2022, Mrvan had voted in line with Joe Biden's stated position 100% of the time.
Mrvan obtained the House Appropriations Committee's approval of $22 million in budget year 2023 earmarks for infrastructure and economic development projects in Indiana.
On January 31, 2023, Mrvan voted against H.R.497:Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, a bill which would lift COVID-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.
On February 1, 2023, Mrvan voted against a resolution to end COVID-19 national emergency.
In 2023, Mrvan voted against H.Con.Res. 21 which directed President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days.
On February 9, 2023, Mrvan voted against H.J.Res. 24: Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 which condemns the District of Columbia’s plan that would allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.
Mrvan and his wife Jane (née Trimble) have two children.
His father, Frank E. Mrvan, is also a politician, serving in the Indiana Senate until January 2022.