(AP) - A top staffer in the Indiana attorney generalís office will fill the
legislative seat being given up by the state Senateís budget leader.
officials elected Victoria Spartz during a Wednesday night caucus to replace
Sen. Luke Kenley of Noblesville when he retires at the end of September.
Spartz won 54-39 in the sixth ballot over Noblesville City Council President
Megan Wiles, whom Kenley had endorsed.
Spartz is now the
chief financial officer under Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill. The
38-year-old Spartz says she grew up in Ukraine before moving to the United
States 17 years ago.
his retirement in July, and Spartz will complete the three years left in his
Sen. Ryan Mishler
of Bremen is replacing Kenley as Senate Appropriations Committee chairman.