INDIANAPOLIS—State Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) has been appointed to serve as ranking Democrat of two Senate standing committees for the first session of the 119th General Assembly: Local Government; and Tax and Fiscal Policy.

Sen. Broden has also been appointed to four additional Senate standing committees: Commerce and Technology; Environmental Affairs; Judiciary; and Utilities.

Sen. Broden represents Senate District 10, which includes the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka, and portions of Portage, Penn, Centre and Clay townships in St. Joseph County. For more information on Sen. Broden, visit