BioEducation- B.A., Loyola College
Parents, Educators and Professional Business, Inc.
Indiana Opera Theatre, Inc.
New Hope Church
Throughout his adult life, Representative Frizzell has been active in politics. He became a state legislator in 1992 and is currently the Minority Whip for the Indiana House of Representatives. Outside the Statehouse, Representative Frizzell is the Director of External Affairs for Magnolia Health Systems. Both Rep. Frizzell's professional and community experiences have contributed to his successes here at the Statehouse.
Some of his professional experiences include serving as the president of the Third Millennium Foundation Inc., a foundation striving to improve the quality of life of area senior citizens. He also served for a short time as a Major Gifts officer for the Riley's Children Foundation. Here he supervised the development of $50,000 in donations for use by Riley Children's Hospital and Camp Riley for Kids. Previous to this, he served for two years as the Executive Director of the Greater Indianapolis Advisory Council for Indiana Wesleyan University. From 1985 to 2001, Rep. Frizzell was the president of the Greater Indianapolis Republican Finance Committee (GIRFCO), overseeing the development of more than $5 million in donations for use by the Marion County Republican Party. Prior to this, Rep. Frizzell worked with the American Cancer Society and then as the Executive Director of the Indiana End State Renal Disease Network.
In addition to years of political involvement as a volunteer for individual campaigns and as both Precinct Committeeman and Vice Chair Ward, Rep. Frizzell has also served on The Boards of the National Kidney Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association - Central Indiana Chapter.
Representative Frizzell is also a National Board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. He has served eight years as the National Chairman for the Health and Human Services Task Force for the Council, where he organized a public and private team to create model legislation for consideration in the nation's State Legislatures.
In 2005, Rep. Frizzell was selected as an at-large delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) in Washington D.C. As a delegate to the first WHCoA of the 21 st Century, Rep. Frizzell was part of a distinguished assembly that began in 1961 with the first WHCoA. Rep. Frizzell and other delegates helped guide the President and Congress as they developed national aging policies for the United States for the next 10 years and beyond.
Rep. Frizzell was born in Baltimore, Maryland and settled in Indiana in 1978. He married life-long Hoosier Valda VanNess in 1980, and started his family in 1982. Rep. Frizzell moved to District 93 in 1985. Rep. Frizzell and his wife currently reside in Perry Township.
Below is a list of awards Rep. Frizzell has received-
Concerned for Women of America - The Indiana Family Service Award - 1996
Indiana Health Care Association - Outstanding Service Award - 1996
Indiana Roentgen Society- Indiana Chapter - Hoosier Patient Advocate Award - 1996
Indiana Life Coalition - Appreciation Award for Partial Birth Abortion Ban - 1997
American Physical Therapist Association - Public National Service Award - 2005
Indiana Speech Language and Hearing - Certificate of Commendation for meritorious service in support of programs to aid the communicatively handicapped - 2005