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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Attorney General Zoeller's future plans

Elizabeth Beilman of the New Albany News & Tribune has a long story today on Attorney General Greg Zoeller. A sample:

"Two kids going to college — that's not a retirement period," he said in an interview at the News and Tribune office in New Albany on Wednesday. "And I'm still at the top of my game."

Zoeller won't be moving back to New Albany, as was the plan had he won his bid for the 9th Congressional District seat this year.

Instead, he'll stay in his Indianapolis home — though he expects he'll be down in Southern Indiana frequently to work on a new project he will announce in January related to trade and commerce.

Zoeller will also teach a class once a week at a law school in Washington D.C. of which he wouldn't yet reveal the name. He's planning to work in national mediation, too, where he'll help states and companies reach settlement agreements.

The Republican officeholder lost the Congressional race in the primaries against Trey Hollingsworth, who went on to win the general.

"I kind of saw it as a tough job at a tough time really going in and making the best of it," he said, of his run for Congress.

Zoeller decided not to run for re-election as attorney general, an office that doesn't have term limits.

"It's a great time to be leaving, especially with the political arena," he said. "I don't know if I fit today's political arena."

Zoeller is finishing his second term, or eighth year, in office. He leaves with a sense of appreciation.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 22, 2016 11:47 AM
Posted to Indiana Government