Spartz moved to Noblesville from Ukraine 17 years ago, and says her experience living under communist rule led to a passionate belief in limited government. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)
Attorney General staffer Victoria Spartz will succeed retiring State Senator Luke Kenley.
The 93-member Republican caucus was forced to vote six times Wednesday night before a candidate received the required majority vote.
Spartz ultimately won with 58 percent of the final vote. She beat Noblesville Common Council President Megan Wiles, who was backed by outgoing Senator Kenley.
Spartz is Chief Financial Officer at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. She moved to Noblesville from Ukraine 17 years ago, and says her experience living under communist rule led to a passionate belief in limited government.
"This country is something that a lot of young people need to cherish, and understand," Spartz says. "And what really makes our country the greatest in the world is our people, and our freedoms."
Spartz will serve District 20, north of Indianapolis, through the end of the term in 2020.