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Cathie Rowand/The Journal Gazette

Rep. Kathy Heuer, R-Columbia City, announced this week she will seek re-election to the Indiana House. Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange, announced she would seek a full term in Senate District 13.

Heuer serves in House District 83, which is currently comprised of portions of Allen, Whitley and Noble counties. After redistricting this year, the new 83rd District will include portions of Allen and Whitley counties only.

"It has been a real pleasure to serve our area at the General Assembly and to get a great deal of work done in my first year," Heuer said. "We've kept Indiana in the black, cut spending and passed education reforms. I'm determined to see us turn the corner on creating jobs in our region and the state."

Rep. Heuer currently serves on the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee, the Education Committee and is vice-chair of the Local Government Committee.

At least eight other lawmakers have decided not to run for re-election, including the latest to announce his retirement -- Rep. John Day, D-Indianapolis. Several other House members are running for the Senate instead.

Glick was elected in a special caucus last December to fill the term of Marlin Stutzman, who was elected to Congress.

She has competition from the start, as Rep. David Yarde, R-Garrett, has decided not to seek re-election in the House -- instead vying for Glick's Senate seat.

District 13 is composed of LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties and portions of DeKalb County.

"In her brief time as a State Senator, Sue has proven to be a true leader and a strong conservative – and a valuable addition to the Republican caucus," said Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne.

"Her first session as a member of the General Assembly was one of the most contentious and difficult we've seen in years, yet Sen. Glick proved to be a tough and capable legislator and handled herself as if she was a veteran. I'm very pleased she has decided to run for a full term. She has my complete support."

A former LaGrange County prosecuting attorney, Glick brought her legal skills and expertise to the Senate chamber, and was an advocate for a balanced budget and local government.

She served on the Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Procedures; the Committee on the Judiciary; and the Committee on Elections. During the 2011 session, she achieved a 100 percent voting record and was named Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association.