Sen. Doug Eckerty to leave the General Assembly

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INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Doug Eckerty will not seek reelection in 2018.  

“Serving my constituents of Madison, Delaware and Henry counties for the past seven years has been both a rewarding and humbling experience,” Eckerty said in a statement.

File photo of Sen. Doug Eckerty, R-Yorktown.

Eckerty will finish his term. In his announcement, the Yorktown Republican did not say why he’s decided not to run again, but did say he’s looking forward to spending time with his family.

During his time in office he co-authored legislation with Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, that requires the Department of Workforce to conduct a 10-year employment projection and use that data to inform high school and college level vocational programs.

He also authored legislation this year that expended access to the Indiana Career Explore tool for eighth grade students.

“His efforts and leadership on workforce development, especially, will play a key role in the future success of Hoosiers across Indiana,” said Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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