FOR RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Evansville- State Rep. Phil Hoy announced today that he will not seek a third term in the Indiana House of Representatives. He will complete his second term, which will end in November when the 2009 General Assembly is sworn in. “In 2003, when I announced that I would retire from public office at the end of my third term on the Vanderburgh County Council, I said that I wanted more time with my wife and our children and grandchildren, as well as time for traveling and writing. A few months later, I was asked to run for the District 77 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. I am proud of the work I have done here and will miss the friends I have made at the Statehouse, but all those things I wanted to do when I retired from public office have been on hold for five years. We are described as a part-time citizen legislature. However, representing your district to the best of your ability is a full-time job,” Hoy said. Hoy said he is proud of the committee work he has done – especially as part of the Democratic majority in his second term. He is now chairman of the Courts and Criminal Code Committee and serves on the Environmental Affairs, Public Health, and Technology Committees. Between the 2007 and 2008 sessions, he served as chair of the Commission on Courts and as a member of the Public Health Finance Commission. He also was appointed to serve on the Indiana Public Defender Commission. “I am grateful to Speaker Pat Bauer for the opportunities to serve my district and my state and for the confidence he has placed in me during my second term,” Hoy said. During the 2007 session, Hoy authored HB1033, known as “CJ’s Law,” requiring weather radios in mobile home communities and was subsequently presented the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Mark Trail Award in Washington, D.C. Among other bills he authored that were signed into law in 2007 were HB1220, which strengthened the Indiana Division of Aging’s adult protective services coverage, and HB1428, requiring Autism and Asperger’s training for police officers assigned to school corporations. Among the bills he coauthored that were signed into law in 2007 were HB1027, increasing Indiana’s minimum wage, and HB1192, requiring state and county environmental agencies to provide public notice of underground storage tank spills. In 2005, his first year in the Indiana House, the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America named him “Legislator of the Year” for his environmental work. In 2007, he was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; received the Marvin Mishler Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana-Kentucky office of Church World Service for his longtime dedication to hunger issues; and was presented the Tri-State Alliance’s Thomas R. Earley Humanitarian Award for his work on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS.