Rep. Kathy Richardson will not seek re-election

By Adrianna Pitrelli

INDIANAPOLIS — After 25 years of service in the Indiana General Assembly, Rep. Kathy Richardson announced Wednesday that she will not seek re-election.

“I have been honored and humbled to serve the communities I love in the 29th district,” the Noblesville Republican said. “We have accomplished a great deal that has established Indiana as the envy of many other states.”

Richardson’s political career, however, may not be over. She plans to run for Hamilton County clerk instead, a position she held early in her career.

Before being elected clerk in 1982, Richardson, 61, served as deputy clerk and after her election, has continued to work in the clerk’s office as the election administrator for Hamilton County.

As a representative, she was most known for working on the budget, economic development and taxes. She was also the first woman to serve in an elected caucus leadership role in Indiana history.

“Serving as a member of leadership gave me the opportunity to be at the table when major decisions about our state were considered and have on legislation,” Richardson said.

Richardson also serves on the House Elections Committee.

Adrianna Pitrelli is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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