August 20, 2020

Attorney Chris Jeter Becomes Indiana's Newest State Lawmaker

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Attorney Chris Jeter Becomes Indiana's Newest State Lawmaker - Brandon Smith

Attorney Chris Jeter Becomes Indiana's Newest State Lawmaker

Brandon Smith

Fishers attorney Chris Jeter is the newest member of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Jeter was voted in by a private Republican caucus to fill out the last few months of former House Speaker Brian Bosma’s term. Bosma formally stepped down at the end of July after more than 34 years at the Statehouse.

Jeter, who was unopposed in the caucus, won the GOP primary for Bosma’s seat earlier this year and will face Democrat Pam Dechert this fall.

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In a speech to the Republican precinct committee, Jeter said he ran because he believes Indiana needs “unapologetic, principled, strong, conservative” leadership.

More than one-fifth of the entire General Assembly first won their seats via private caucus, rather than a vote of the public in a general election. And Jeter is the seventh lawmaker caucused in since the 2018 election.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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