Vaneta Becker

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    Vaneta Becker is a senator in the Indiana State Senate representing portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick County in the southern part of the state.

    Becker graduated from North High School in Evansville and received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Southern Indiana. She has been a real estate broker in Southwestern Indiana since 1975. Her husband, Andy Guarino is a principal with Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation.

    Becker was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1981. She sits on numerous Interim Study Committees: the Evansville State Hospital Advisory Committee, Indiana Commission on Excellence in Health Care, Health and Child Care Issues Evaluation Committee, Health Finance Commission, Indiana Commission for Women, and the Prescription Drug Advisory Committee.

    In 2005 the District 50 seat for state senator was vacated by Greg Server, who had moved to head a state agenct, and Becker was elected by a party caucus to replace him. Suzanne Crouch replaced her in the House.

    When Becker is not in Indianapolis directly serving in the General Assembly, Senator Becker sits on the Board of Directors for the ARK Crisis Prevention Nursery and is involved with the Leadership Evansville Alumni.

    She is a Co-Chair on the Advisory Board of the Office of Women’s Health through the Indiana State Department of Health. Vaneta is also a member of the American Heart Association and the United Methodist Church.

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