INDIANAPOLIS—State Senator Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) has been appointed to serve as the ranking Democrat of the Senate Environmental Affairs standing committee for the first session of the 119th General Assembly.

Sen. Stoops has also been appointed to five additional Senate standing committees: Appropriations; Education and Career Development; Health and Provider Services; Homeland Security and Transportation; and Veterans Affairs and the Military.

Sen. Stoops represents Indiana Senate District 40, which includes portions of Monroe County, including the City of Bloomington. For more information on Sen. Stoops, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit