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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Arredondo seeks Indiana attorney general post"

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:

NDIANAPOLIS | A former Lake County judge, who served 34 years on the bench, wants to become the state's next top lawyer.

Lorenzo Arredondo has formed a campaign committee to seek the Democratic nomination for Indiana attorney general.

He filed his declaration of candidacy with the secretary of state's office late last week. Though he still only is quietly rounding up supporters.

"We are in the process of getting organized before the announcement of the official campaign," Arredondo said Monday.

Arredondo was the longest-serving Hispanic state trial judge in the nation when he retired from the bench in 2011.

The Lake County courthouse in his hometown of East Chicago is named for him in recognition of his decades of accomplishments in the legal profession.

More from the story:
Arredondo currently is the only declared candidate for attorney general in either the Democratic or Republican Party. However, numerous local and state officials reportedly are eyeing the race.

The incumbent, Republican Greg Zoeller, opted against campaigning for a third term in 2016 to instead run for Congress from his hometown in southern Indiana.

Former Attorney General Steve Carter, a Republican from Lowell, has formed an exploratory campaign committee for the post he held from 2001 to 2009, but has not yet officially declared his intent to run.

The attorney general nominees of both political parties will be selected next summer by delegates at their state conventions.

See also this August 2nd column in the Times from Rick James.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 18, 2015 09:35 AM
Posted to Indiana Government