Frank Mrvan
Mrvan in 2020
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 54)
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse
Jane Trimble
(m. 1996)
Children2
RelativesFrank Mrvan (father)
EducationBall State University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

Frank John Mrvan (/mərˈvæn/ mər-VAN;[1] born April 16, 1969) is an American 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.

Early life and career

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.[2]

Mrvan worked as a licensed mortgage broker and pharmaceutical sales representative.[2] In November 2005, he was appointed as the township trustee for North Township, Indiana, when his predecessor resigned.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2020

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.[4] He was endorsed by Visclosky and the local chapter of the United Steelworkers.[5] 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,[6][7] with 57% of the vote.[8]

2022

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.

Tenure

Mrvan and Secretary Marty Walsh tour the South Shore Line construction cite.
Mrvan speaks with labor leaders in 2022.

Mrvan took office on January 3, 2021.[9] 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.[10]

Mrvan voted with President Joe Biden's stated position 100% of the time in the 117th Congress, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis. This results in a Biden Plus/Minus score of +13.5 indicating more support for Biden's priorities than would be expected given the makeup of his district.[11]

COVID-19 policy

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.[12][13]

On February 1, 2023, Mrvan voted against a resolution to end COVID-19 national emergency.[14][15]

Immigration

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 non-citizens to vote in local elections.[16][17]

Syria

In 2023, Mrvan voted against H.Con.Res. 21 which directed President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days.[18][19]

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[20]

Caucuses

Personal life

Mrvan and his wife Jane (née Trimble) have two children.[22]

His father, Frank E. Mrvan, served in the Indiana Senate from 1998 to 2022.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Support Public Education - Youtube". YouTube. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Chris, Chris (April 16, 2020). "Leadership Life: Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee". NWI.Life. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Mrvan files to seek re-election as trustee in North Township". NWI Times. February 2, 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  4. ^ Dan Carden (November 6, 2019). "2 candidates already vying for Visclosky's seat representing NWI in Congress". NWI Times. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Quinn, Michelle L. (March 7, 2020). "Visclosky, steelworkers union endorse Mrvan for Congressional seat in Dem primary". Post-Tribune. Northwest Indiana – via chicagotribune.com.
  6. ^ Dan Carden (June 2, 2020). "Mrvan wins Northwest Indiana congressional contest". NWI Times. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Dan Carden (June 3, 2020). "Mrvan credits Visclosky endorsement, hard work for primary election victory". NWI Times.
  8. ^ Kukulka, Alexandra (November 4, 2020). "Frank Mrvan wins Indiana 1st Congressional race: 'It's a serious job for very serious times'". chicagotribune.com.
  9. ^ Kukulka, Alexandra (January 3, 2021). "Frank Mrvan takes place in Congress, replacing longtime Rep. Pete Visclosky". chicagotribune.com.
  10. ^ Kukulka, Alexandra (April 2, 2021). "U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan's first 100 days in office: Capitol insurrection, COVID-19 relief and labor legislation". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 1, 2021. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  11. ^ Bycoffe, Aaron; Wiederkehr, Anna (April 22, 2021). "Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  12. ^ "Seven Democrats join Republicans in vote to lift vaccine mandate for healthcare workers". January 31, 2023.
  13. ^ "On Passage - H.R.497: To eliminate the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on". August 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "House passes resolution to end COVID-19 national emergency". February 2023.
  15. ^ "On Passage - H.J.RES.7: Relating to a national emergency declared by". August 12, 2015.
  16. ^ "House votes to overturn D.C.'s illegal immigrant voting plan". The Washington Times.
  17. ^ "H.J.Res. 24: Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia … -- House Vote #118 -- Feb 9, 2023".
  18. ^ "H.Con.Res. 21: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of … -- House Vote #136 -- Mar 8, 2023".
  19. ^ "House Votes Down Bill Directing Removal of Troops From Syria". US News & World Report. March 8, 2023. Retrieved April 6, 2023.
  20. ^ "Frank J. Mrvan". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 14, 2023.
  21. ^ "Mrvan to co-chair Congressional Steel Caucus | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines". nwitimes.com. December 13, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  22. ^ Mandy Haack (September 26, 2018). "A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Frank J. Mrvan". NWI.Life.
  23. ^ 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.