Monday, July 02, 2007
Smith Is Going To Stick Around After All
Sen. Sam Smith (D-East Chicago) earlier announced his intention to resign his Indiana Senate seat to devote more time to his family funeral home business. The AP is reporting this afternoon that Smith had a change of heart, and he is now going to stay put the remainder of his term. Smith had sought the appointment of his wife to fill his seat, but party leaders balked. "In the time since I announced my intention to resign, I have been approached by numerous members of the community who have expressed their thoughts on my decision and encouraged me to reconsider," Smith wrote in a letter to Long. "These comments from my constituents, along with my continued commitment to the Indiana Senate and citizens of my district, have helped guide my decision to fulfill my term in the State Senate."