Bartels to Succeed Arnold in House

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A caucus of local Republican precinct committee members has selected Steve Bartels to fill the vacancy in the Indiana House left by former State Representative Lloyd Arnold (R-74). Bartels, who has previously served on the Crawford County Council, will serve the remainder of Arnold's term.

Arnold resigned last month after being named director of law enforcement with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

In a statement released Monday, Bartels said, "I am honored and humbled, having been elected by the republican leaders in the Indiana House District 74 to serve as their State Representative. I am looking forward to this new adventure and opportunity to serve the public."

Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer issued the following statement.

On behalf of the Indiana Republican Party, I congratulate Steve Bartels on winning today's caucus to fill the vacancy in House District 74 following State Representative Lloyd Arnold's recent resignation. I am confident that Representative-elect Steve Bartels will work alongside his new colleagues in the State House to continue delivering positive results on behalf of every Hoosier taxpayer and family.

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