Long Throwing Hat in Ring Again

Long has a degree from Wabash College. Long has a degree from Wabash College.
INDIANAPOLIS -

State Senate Majority Leader David Long (R-16) is announcing another run for office. Long's district covers parts of Allen and Whitley counties. He has been in the top spot in the Indiana Senate for 10 years. Republicans hold a super-majority in the Senate and the House.

In a statement issued by the Senate Majority Campaign Committee, Long says "when I became Senate Leader in 2006, Indiana was struggling with mounting debt, poor job growth, high taxes and no vision for the future. After a decade of working with Republican Governors I’m proud to say Indiana has turned things around and is now being hailed throughout the country for our strong economic growth, balanced budgets and low taxes. But there is more work to do, and that is why I am running for another term in the Indiana Senate."

He says Indiana must remain focused on "the things that matter" such as education, infrastructure and economic development.

In long's professional life, he serves as general counsel for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Inc. Long has been in the Senate since 1996.

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