State Sen. Phil Boots Announces Retirement, Fifth To Do So This Year
Indiana State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) announced Friday he will retire next year, opting not to run for re-election.
Boots, first elected in 2006, is chair of the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee. In a statement, the Crawfordsville Republican said he is “grateful to serve.”
Boots becomes the fifth GOP lawmaker to announce their retirement this year, joining Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) and Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn)
Four of them – Boots, Brown, Cook and Grooms – were drawn into districts with other Republicans in the proposed redistricting maps recently unveiled at the Statehouse.
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