State Representative Mike Braun of Jasper only has about a week left on the job. He announced last week he is resigning to spend more time on a campaign for US Senate. Braun has been touting himself as an alternative candidate to the other two GOP contenders, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer. All three will face off in next year’s spring primary to become the one to run against current Democrat Joe Donnelly in the fall of next year. A caucus is slated for Monday at Jasper’s City Hall to find a replacement at the statehouse for Braun. The district covers all or parts of Daviess, Pike, Martin and Dubois Counties.
Another Southern Indiana Legislator is also leaving his seat. District 74 State Rep Lloyd Arnold, a Republican from Boonville, was recently named Law Enforcement Director for the state DNR. There’ll be a caucus convene November 6th at Perry Central High School to find his successor. District 74 includes Dubois, Orange, Crawford, Spencer and Perry Counties.