The Libertarian Party of Marion County and Libertarian Party of Indiana has called a press conference for 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 17th in the Capehart Room, 4th Floor of the Columbia Club at 121 Monument Circle where an existing, elected representative will announce a change of affiliation to the Libertarian Party.
I haven't been able to confirm who the elected official is yet. Speculation centers on Ed Coleman, one of the three at-large Republican members of the City-County Council. The Republican-controlled council tossed Coleman from his committee assignments at the end of last year and re-assigned him to fewer committees after he publicly questioned the influence Mayor Greg Ballard has allowed the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg to exercise over his administration and matters before the council in an Indianapolis Star story by Brendan O'Shaughnessy.
NOTE: Republicans currently control the council 16-13. With the loss of Coleman, their majority will be reduced to 15-13-1. It's worth noting that another at-large Republican, Barbara Malone, has bucked the party this past year and voted with Democrats on several occasions. The GOP's working majority is very narrow. It would do well to start listening to its rank and file a little more closely.
UPDATE: Hoosiers For Fair Taxation confirms that it is Ed Coleman. And then later pulls down its post. Who knows. Did someone jump the gun on the announcement?
UPDATE II: Well, the original press release I now realize had an embargo disclaimer on it until tomorrow morning, which explains why HFFT announced Coleman was switching parties and then later retracted it. The cat is already out of the bag. I'm not going to spend time chasing after him.