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State Senator Jim Merritt to run for Indianapolis mayor

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jan 10, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Ind. Sen. Jim Merritt is running for mayor of Indianapolis, challenging incumbent Democrat Joe Hogsett.

Merritt has been a member of the Indiana Senate Indiana State Senate since 1990 and served as Marion County Republican Party Chair until December.

He represents District 31 in the Senate, which includes Marion County and part of Hamilton County.

Merritt will formally announce his candidacy in an event Thursday afternoon. You can watch his announcement live on the RTV6 Facebook page.