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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Former attorney general Carter considers comeback"

Updating this ILB post from July 22nd, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette posted a similar item yesterday in the FWJG's "Political Notebook." Some quotes:

Current Attorney General Greg Zoeller has decided to run for Congress in the 9th District. Logistically, if he would lose in the May primary he could possibly still meet the deadline to sign up to run for attorney general in the 2016 Republican nominating convention.

Carter recently sent an email to potential GOP supporters to gauge support, but said he doesn't have a timeline for making a decision.

Since he left office, he has been working privately. Much of that work has been for the Indiana Attorney General's Office -- via contracts to help with a case affecting payments Indiana gets from the tobacco master settlement.

According to the Indiana Auditor's Office, Carter was paid $146,600 in 2014, $107,078 in 2013 and $150,900 in 2012. Altogether in the last five years, he has earned more than $500,000 from the state. He has had no payments this year.

In comparison, Zoeller's current annual salary is $92,503.

The end of this long Oct. 31, 2013 ILB post discusses former AG Carter's role in the tobacco settlements.

From a search of ILB posts from 2008, this item from Oct. 8, 2008: "After two terms, current Attorney General Steve Carter is not running again. Carter's chief deputy attorney general, Greg Zoeller, is the Republican running to succeed him in the Nov. 4 election." A Star story from Oct. 20, 2008 describes Zoeller as "The man who served as chief deputy in the Indiana attorney general's office during Steve Carter's two terms...".

A Feb. 11, 2010 ILB post is headed "AG Zoeller hires former AG Carter to arbitrate tobacco deal for State."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 28, 2015 02:17 PM
Posted to Indiana Government