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State Sen. Eckerty of Delaware County rules out another run

The Yorktown Republican made the announcement in a statement issued Tuesday.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana state Sen. Doug Eckerty says he won't run for another term in 2018.

The Yorktown Republican made the announcement in a statement issued Tuesday.

Eckerty did not indicate why he is ruling out another run. But the senator says he is looking forward to spending more time with his time with his family, including his grandkids.

Eckerty says he will finish out the remainder of his term representing Madison, Delaware and Henry counties.

Republican Senate leader David Long, of Fort Wayne, praised Eckerty, saying the GOP caucus will miss him when he's gone.

Eckerty dealt extensively with workforce development issues during his time in the Indiana Senate. He also helped write the state's budget.

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