State Sen. Jack Sandlin has died
Indianapolis Republican Jack Sandlin, a member of the state Senate since 2016, has died.
The local Republican Party confirmed his death Wednesday. In a statement, party chair Joe Elsener mourned the loss, and said Sandlin’s “voice and impact” will be missed.
A retired police officer with more than 30 years on the force, Sandlin served six years on the Indianapolis City-County Council before being elected to two terms in the state Senate.
Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) called Sandlin a “valued member” of the GOP caucus.
“We will feel his loss deeply,” Bray said.
A private Republican caucus will meet in the coming weeks to choose a replacement to serve out Sandlin’s term.