Southwestern Indiana has a new lawmaker in the State House.
An Indiana House District 45 Democrat caucus elected a rural Vigo County woman to fill the unexpired term of retiring Rep. Kreg Battles (D-Vincennes) in a vote on Saturday morning.
Bionca Gambill has been sworn in as the new State Representative from district 45.
House District 45 includes a large area in southwestern Indiana, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Knox, Daviess, Greene, and Vigo counties.
Democrat precinct committeemen selected Gamblill to replace Kreig Battles who stepped down earlier this year.