Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun will step down from his post after three years on the job.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office confirms Braun’s resignation will take effect Aug. 30. Holcomb spokesperson Stephanie Wilson says the reason will soon be clear.
The departure intensifies rumors Braun will seek the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat vacated by Todd Rokita’s run for U.S. Senate. Diego Morales, a former staffer for Mike Pence, is the only declared candidate in the race.
Less than two weeks ago, Braun shrugged off questions about a run for Congress.
“There’s been a lot of people that have asked me about that, have encouraged me to consider it and that’s about where I’m at in the process,” Braun said.
Braun was appointed as head of Workforce Development in 2014 by then-Governor Pence. He previously served one term in the General Assembly.
Steve’s brother Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) is currently a member of the Indiana House – and running for U.S. Senate.