Republican Jim Merritt—who has represented an Indianapolis district in the state Senate for nearly two decades—will take on Mayor Joe Hogsett in what is already proving to be a more spirited contest than the race four years ago.
Todd Rokita, who represented Indiana’s 4th district from 2010-2018 and served as secretary of state from 2002-2010, has taken a job as general counsel and vice president of external affairs for Apex Benefits.
Republican and Democratic leaders of the City-County Council say they want the opportunity to fully debate a bill that would funnel state and local tax revenue to an 18,000-seat stadium that would be part of a larger mixed-use development.
After nearly four years away from Indiana, local tech luminary Scott Jones has returned to central Indiana. And he’s returned with gusto, supercharging Eleven Fifty Academy and helping advance a life-sciences company he says can “transform medicine on multiple fronts.”
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is barely old enough to run for president, but he and other young potential candidates are finding encouragement at a time when conventional election wisdom has been upended.