(Connersville, Ind.) - There’s a new candidate for the statehouse in southeast Indiana.
Connersville resident Sam Harvey says he will enter the 2012 Republican primary for House District 55.
Harvey made stops throughout the district on July 27 to announce his candidacy.
“We must not let this state or this house district fall into the hands of the liberals who will increase taxes. I won’t stand idly by and watch the Democrats put money in the pockets of those that have not earned it,” Harvey said.
He also took a shot at the walkout performed by House Democrats in the last legislative session.
“We will need representatives that are at work everyday the legislature is in session. I will never flee to another state and leave the people’s business undone,” he said.
The seat is currently held by Rep. Tom Knollman (R-Liberty), whose residence now lies in House District 68 thanks to redistricting.
Knollman, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has also said he won’t seek re-election because of his illness and the fact that District 68 is currently help by Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville).
In 2012, District 55 will include parts of Ripley, Franklin, Decatur, Rush, and Fayette counties.