March 29, 2021

Republican Caucus To Replace Former Rep. Holli Sullivan Monday

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Former Rep. Holli Sullivan is sworn in as Indiana Secretary of State alongside her husband and son.  - Courtesy of the governor's office

Former Rep. Holli Sullivan is sworn in as Indiana Secretary of State alongside her husband and son.

Courtesy of the governor's office

A private Republican caucus will choose Indiana’s newest state lawmaker Monday evening.

The seat recently opened up after Gov. Eric Holcomb named now-former Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) as secretary of state. Sullivan replaced Secretary Connie Lawson, who retired.

Indiana does not use special elections to replace state lawmakers who leave before their term expires. Instead, a caucus of precinct committeepeople, belonging to whichever party controls the seat, choose a replacement to serve out the remainder of the retiring lawmaker’s term.

In the last four years, 14 lawmakers have joined the General Assembly via private caucuses.

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

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