VIGO CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Democratic candidate Tonya Pfaff has won her re-election bid and will once again represent District 43 in the Indiana House.

Via zoom, she said this upcoming legislative session, she’ll present a new bill called ‘Project Life Saver’; Pfaff has sponsored this bill previously.

This piece would be for children with autism or people with dementia; they would get a band around their wrist, and if they wandered away from their county, the Sheriff’s Office would use a transmitter to locate them.

“It’s the least we can do,” she said.

This concept exists in Vigo County but not in the state.

When asked about her long-term goals, Pfaff said they were to continue to fight for Vigo County and to have the state send more resources to West Central Indiana.

Her main campaigning points were education, bringing good paying jobs to the area, more affordable housing, childcare and healthcare.

“One of the main reasons I wanted to come back is because, as a woman, we are under-represented at the statehouse. I think it is very important when we discuss so many issues that involve women that women be in the room where it happens at the table having these discussions,” Pfaff said.

She has also been an educator for 30 years within the Vigo County School Corporation.