Long to Leave Indiana Senate

Posted: Updated:
Long has led the Senate since 2007. Long has led the Senate since 2007.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-16) says he will retire from the Senate in November. He has served in the chamber for 22 years, including 12 as president. Long says he will continue to work as a practicing attorney in Fort Wayne.

Long says he takes "great pride" in helping lead efforts including property tax caps, Right to Work, balanced budgets, school choice and a 20-year transportation plan. 

"It’s difficult to leave a job that you love and that you believe you were born to do," said Long. "However, none of us is indispensable, and you have to know when the time is right to step away. For me, that time is now."

Prior to being elected to the Indiana Senate, Long spent eight years as a Fort Wayne city councilman. He is general counsel for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Inc. and has been an active volunteer with area organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne. In 2017, he was honored as one of Mad Anthonys Red Coat recipients.

The Senate will select a new president pro tem after Election Day. A caucus of precinct committee members in Senate District 16 will choose Long's replacement. 

During a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse, Senate Pro Tem David Long (R-16) said he has no interest in seeking political office at the national level.
  • Perspectives

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Rolls-Royce to Make Indy Jobs Announcement

      Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis will Monday make an announcement about a new campaign and jobs. Few details were provided, however the company says the announcement will involve a new U.S. defense engine program.

    • Picture Courtesy: Ratio Architects

      Hilton Bringing New Hotel Brand to Indy

      Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has chosen Indianapolis as one of three markets where it will roll out its new Signia Hilton brand. The hospitality company says Signia Hilton will target meeting professionals and business travelers hosting and attending large events. The 800-room Signia Hilton will be the larger of the two hotel towers planned for the Pan Am Plaza site as part of a $120 million Indiana Convention Center expansion. Visit Indy Senior Vice President Chris Gahl expects...

    • (image courtesy WTHR-TV)

      Governor Holcomb Launches Next Level Broadband Program

      Governor Eric Holcomb has launched a program dedicating $100 million to bring broadband to rural areas of the state. The Next Level Broadband Program will be overseen by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The Indiana Department of Transportation will administer grants and provide technical support.  

    • (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

      'Sully' Sullenberger to Speak at Purdue

      Ten years after becoming famous for landing a commercial airliner on the Hudson River, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger will Sunday speak at Purdue University. The Purdue alumnus' talk is part of the university's Giant Leaps Series.

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...