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INDIANAPOLIS — Randy Truitt, R-West Lafayette, announced his plans to retire as State Representative Tuesday.
“For the last eight years, I have focused my efforts in Indianapolis on serving families, local businesses and organizations in our community,” Truitt said in a statement. “I regarded serving in the Indiana General Assembly as a privilege and an honor.”
During his time in office, Truitt focused on state economic conditions, job creation, education issues and small business growth.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Higher Education sub-committee on the Ways & Means committee, as well as serving as a member on Local Government and Government and Regulatory Reform committees.
Truitt also serves as a Commissioner for the State on Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, where he has remained active in the saving and funding efforts of the Hoosier State Rail Line connecting Indianapolis and Chicago.
“My goal was to make a difference, and I feel I have,” Truitt said in a statement. “I did not want a career in politics in Indianapolis, and there are many others in District 26 who may like the opportunity to serve.”
Truitt said he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on his growing business.
“Being home for the remaining part of my daughter’s senior year of high school is really important to me. My youngest is in the eighth grade and I am looking forward to being there for him,” Truitt said in a statement. “And of course, it will be great to more freely enjoy watching my son Peyton play football at Purdue.”
Truitt’s final term ends in November 2016.
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