Frank Mrvan is currently serving his first term in Congress, where he’s been dedicated to delivering for working families in his district and across the country. As Co-chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Frank was instrumental in getting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) passed, and ensuring that the bill focused on American steel and the American worker. Frank states: “The steel industry is our thriving economic engine, and we’ve delivered for working men and women in my district.”
A strong believer in President Biden’s agenda for the country, Frank has backed 100% of the president’s initiatives. Like Joe Biden, support for working people has been the central tenet of Frank’s career as a public servant.
Frank is a staunch supporter of women’s rights, including access to medical treatment and autonomy over their own bodies. In response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Frank said: “Today’s lamentable decision by the Supreme Court reflects the very real consequences of our elections. The decision to become a parent is one of the most important decisions any person can make, and it should be made by women, their families, their faith, and medical professionals, not the government or elected politicians. I stand with every woman today, and will continue to fight for a country in which all women, including my two daughters, have the legal right to access safe reproductive care.”
Frank advocates for reasonable gun control; his NRA rating is 0%. After 21 people were killed in Uvalde, Frank said: “Over the past three days, Jane and I have been grieving the loss of life at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. As parents, we are devastated for the families and community. I know that it is past time that Congress takes action to enact meaningful, common-sense gun reforms to protect our children and schools. I have worked to support all those impacted by tragic and senseless acts of gun violence. As your Member of Congress, I will encourage my colleagues to do more than thoughts and prayers to ensure our children have the ability to learn in a safe environment.”
Born and reared in the district, Frank’s choice of work was inspired by his dad, who served in the Indiana State Legislature for over 40 years. Before running for Congress, Frank served as trustee for Indiana’s North Township for 15 years. As trustee, he assisted low-income residents of the township with access to jobs, affordable healthcare, housing, and food security. He helped coordinate his community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by leading blood drive programs and delivering food to seniors. He prioritized education reform by establishing the “No More Secrets” program to enhance programming and conversations around child internet safety habits, to protect students from child predators. His goal has always been to help constituents who “hit a bump in the road.”
Frank sits on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is an original co-sponsor of the Honoring Our PACT Act, which addresses the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans, including access to earned benefits and healthcare through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Frank actively supported this measure through the Committee approval process as well as its progress through the House and Senate. Upon its passage in August, 2022, Frank said: “I joined the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee in order to take action in a bipartisan manner to ensure our veterans receive the world-class benefits they deserve. This historic legislation does just that, and I am proud to have been a part of the legislative process to see this bill through to the finish line …This landmark action will ensure that veterans know their country will honor and care for them in gratitude for their service to defending our freedoms. I look forward to continuing my positive and productive relationship with the members of the veterans community and stand ready to continue to assist all veterans however our office can.”
Frank has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood (100% rating) and by League of Conservation Voters (100% rating).
Frank’s opponent is Republican Jennifer-Ruth Green, a newcomer to politics who promises to “advance Trump’s America First policies.” Donald Trump has been backing her campaign; Green excoriated her Republican primary opponent for being insufficiently loyal to the former president. Green is an anti-abortion activist and, in her own words, “unashamedly and unapologetically pro-life.” She supports a total ban on all abortions with no exceptions, even in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother. Green has been endorsed by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who announced that he is investigating the doctor who helped a 10-year-old rape victim seek reproductive health care in Indiana.
Green supports requiring both a photo-ID and verification of citizenship to vote, measures the NAACP describes as voter suppression, practices that would deprive many voters of their right to vote, voters who are disproportionately low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Green says she will oppose new federal regulations and restrictions against gun ownership. A member of the NRA, she has received the organization’s AQ rating, which is the highest rating a candidate can receive without a voting record.
Frank’s record of tangible achievements for his district and the country and his support of equal rights for all, stand in stark contrast to Green’s positions. Sensing national headwinds, the Republicans are pouring money into the race, hoping to flip the seat.
Frank needs our support to ensure that his record of accomplishment gets the spotlight it deserves. His re-election is vital to retaining Democratic control of the House and keeping an accomplished representative at work.