State Sen. Luke Kenley to retire from the Indiana Senate on September 30, 2017

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 19:40:04-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced Wednesday that he will retire from the Indiana Senate on September 30.

Kenley has represented Senate District 20, which currently includes portions of Hamilton County and has previously included portions of Grant, Howard, Madison and Tipton counties, since 1992.

“It’s been my privilege to serve the people of Senate District 20 at the Statehouse for the last 25 years. I’ve been honored to join with so many outstanding legislators as we have worked to move Indiana forward. During my final session, we achieved two major goals – passing another strong balanced budget and developing a long-term road funding plan for Indiana. It’s now time for others to have the opportunity to serve Hamilton County and our great state," said Kenley.

Prior to his time in the Senate, Kenley served 15 years as a Noblesville city court judge and two-and-a-half years in the U.S. Army.

Governor Eric Holcomb released the following statement regarding Sen. Kenley's retirement announcement:

"Few understand the intricacies of Indiana’s finances like Luke Kenley. He has been an essential state-budget architect for years and years, and he is widely respected for both his expertise and his no-nonsense approach to lawmaking. Even though he is moving on to the next chapter in his life, many will continue to seek his counsel—including me. So, even though he won’t be in the Senate Chamber come January, and he’ll have a little more time to spend at his ranch in Texas, he will continue to contribute to our state’s success in countless ways," said Gov. Holcomb.