Longtime Indiana GOP senator won’t seek new legislative term

Indiana Statehouse
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Patricia Miller of Indianapolis won’t be seeking re-election to the Indiana Legislature.

Miller announced Wednesday she would give up the Senate seat she has held since 1983 after she served two years in the Indiana House.

Miller has been chairwoman of the Senate’s health committee for 20 years. That committee has advanced several measures tightening abortion restrictions in recent years, and Miller also sponsored the state Silver Alert program for police warnings about missing adults.

Miller is the sixth member of the state Senate to announce they won’t seek new terms in the November election. Republicans hold a 40-10 majority in the Senate.

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