State Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, was sworn in Tuesday to serve House District 85, fulfilling the remaining term of the late state Rep. Phyllis Pond, who died in September after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Cox was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Melissa, and his two children.
"I am very humbled to serve Hoosiers in this capacity," Cox said in a statement. "Being given the chance to serve in the state legislature is a very unique opportunity. I look forward to engaging in policy discussions, learning from other legislators and working tirelessly for the people of my district."
A Fort Wayne resident, Cox graduated from Indiana University Bloomington's Maurer School of Law. He is an attorney with the Beers Mallers Backs & Salin law firm in Fort Wayne.
He served on the Indiana University Board of Trustees, the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission and on the board of directors and executive committee of the History Center.