Attorney General Curtis Hill is running for reelection in 2020

Posted at 6:33 AM, Nov 14, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Thursday that he would be filing for reelection in 2020.

Hill became Indiana's 43rd Attorney General in 2016 and has served the state since 2017.

Curtis Hill for Indiana released the announcement Thursday morning that included the following statement from Hill:

"Over the last three years, I have worked to fulfill my pledge to Hoosiers: from cracking down on violent criminals to protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Standing for what's right is harder than ever, but I do it every day with courage and conviction as Attorney General, and I'm just getting started. That's why, today, I am announcing my re-election campaign for Attorney General. Indiana needs strength, courage, and bold conservative leadership. At a time when freedom and our way of life are under attack, I'll continue to work with President Trump, and others, on important issues facing our nation and state. I'll never back down from partisan attacks, the media, and even Republicans embarrassed to defend our values."

As he launches his re-election campaign, Hill's professional future remains in the air as he awaits the report from former Justice Myra Selby, who oversaw his disciplinary hearing last month over the accusations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar in 2018.

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Hill has rebuffed calls from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state leaders to resign after the groping allegations became public. The Indiana Supreme Court will ultimately decide whether to impose any sanctions on Hill's law license, which he needs to have in order to serve as the state's top lawyer.

DAY 1: Four women recount accusations in first day
DAY 2: When Hill became 'defiant' over his allegations
DAY 3: Woman says Hill propositioned her for sex in 2016
Day 4: Hill denies sexual touching: 'it didn't happen'