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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:31 am

GOP caucus set for Tuesday night

Niki Kelly | The Journal Gazette

The caucus to replace outgoing Fort Wayne Sen. David Long is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen County Republican headquarters on Main Street.

Eligible precinct committee members will choose someone to fill the upcoming vacancy in the office of Senate District 16. Long's retirement from the Senate will be effective Nov. 6.

"Under David Long's 12 years of leadership in the Senate, Indiana has transformed from a middle-of-the-pack state to a national leader in balanced budgets and responsible government," Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer said. "Hoosiers will miss Senator Long's solutions-driven leadership at the Statehouse, but I look forward to watching the great work that Northeast Indiana's newest senator -- who will be selected at this caucus -- will deliver."

Individuals interested in running in the caucus should contact the State Party Secretary at secretary@indiana.gop to ensure they file the proper forms by the deadline, which is 72 hours prior to the vote.

So far Allen County Councilman Justin Busch and former Fort Wayne Police Capt. Tom Rhoades have filed to run in the caucus.