Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sen. Jim Smith is Out: Offically not seeking Re-Election


Senator Jim Smith not to seek Re-Election

Sen. Jim Smith

Senator Jim Smith (IN 45) announced today that he will not be seeking re-election. That leaves Candidate Chris Garten unchallenged in next year's primary. No reason was given as to why he will not seek re-election but one could speculate.

"I've been fortunate to serve the constituents of Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington counties since 2010," Smith said. "While serving in the Senate, I've had meaningful experiences and worked on a variety of issues to make Indiana a State That Works. It has been an honor to represent the great people of Southern Indiana and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the legislature."

No word yet if the democrats will have a candidate for this seat in the November 2018 General Election.

Now that Smith is out, it will be interesting to see who comes out of the woodwork to challenge Chris Garten for the open seat.

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