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Attorney Chris Jeter Becomes Indiana's Newest State Lawmaker

Courtesy of the Jeter Campaign

Fishers attorney Chris Jeter is the newest member of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Jeter was voted in by a private Republican caucus to fill out the last few months of former House Speaker Brian Bosma’s term. Bosma formally stepped down at the end of July after more than 34 years at the Statehouse.

Jeter, who was unopposed in the caucus, won the GOP primary for Bosma’s seat earlier this year and will face Democrat Pam Dechert this fall.

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In a speech to the Republican precinct committee, Jeter said he ran because he believes Indiana needs “unapologetic, principled, strong, conservative” leadership.

More than one-fifth of the entire General Assembly first won their seats via private caucus, rather than a vote of the public in a general election. And Jeter is the seventh lawmaker caucused in since the 2018 election.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.