With the impending retirement of Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, the scramble is on to choose a replacement. One man who would like the job is State Senator Travis Holdman of Markle, whose district includes portions of Grant County.
Holdman said he’ll wait until Long’s retirement becomes official in early November before he formally announces for the position.
Long announced his retirement from the Senate earlier this week, effective in early November. He and Holdman are close friends, whose districts adjoin one another.
The “Indianapolis Star” reports the two most likely successors for the President Pro Tem’s job are Holdman and State Senator Rod Bray of Martinsville.
Senate Republicans will choose their new Senate leader following the November election.