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Indiana Congressman Frank J. Mrvan Joins AHEPA

MERRILLVILLE, IN – U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN) joined AHEPA at a ceremony held January 26, 2022, at AHEPA 78-IV Senior Apartments, Merrillville, Ind.

“We congratulate and welcome Congressman Mrvan into the Order”, Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas said. “We look forward to his continued engagement with the community. We also commend the Ahepans of District 12 who always do an admirable job of reaching out to public servants and bringing them into the community’s fold.”

Merrillville Chapter 78 President George Domoras presided over the initiation ceremony. Supreme Governor Sam Benjamin, who was instrumental in the congressman’s joining AHEPA, administered the Oath.

Three public servants who are AHEPA Chapter 78 members were present: Lake County Auditor John Petalas, Crown Point District 3 Council Member Andrew Kyres, and Congressman Mrvan. Also present were: Sons of Pericles National Advisor Nick Kavadas, AHEPA-DOP District 12 Foundation President George Loxas, and AHEPA 100 South Bend Housing President Panos Niarchos.

Congressman Mrvan represents Indiana’s First Congressional District. He succeeded Congressman Pete Visclosky, an Ahepan, who retired in 2020.

As AHEPA notes in a press release, Supreme Governor Sam Benjamin’s brother, Adam, held the First Congressional District seat from 1977 to 1982 but unfortunately passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack during his term in office.