Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another State Lawmaker Quitting Mid-Term For Business Reasons

State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) is calling it quits half-way through his third term in office. Ubelhor, whose resignation takes effect December 1, cited "business opportunities" as the reason for his departure. Republican precinct committee persons in his district, which covers parts of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess Counties, will caucus to choose his successor.

This is really getting old how elected legislators are increasingly quitting office mid-term, thereby depriving voters of choosing their elected representatives in the General Assembly. If they're not prepared to serve the full term, then they should never run for the office. Maybe we need a state law that fines lawmakers who walk out on the job mid-term.


Anonymous said...

Yes, Gary, politicians quitting prior to their term expiration so that their Party machine Managers can name a replacement who can then run as an incumbent is getting old. But this is a trick the Marion County GOP and the Indiana State GOP have long employed. I believe that one reason the establishment Republicans wanted Dick Lugar back for yet another term was to eventually get him to retire him early and substitute another political chess pawn of theirs to run in the future.

There is no "Democrat" Party and there is no "Republican" Party but the one group of power and privilege seekers I call the "Demopublicans".

Pete Boggs said...

Right anon 2:26, it's not Democrat or Republican- it's the Cocktail Party.

Anonymous said...

I suppose it depends on who the Chair is owned by. Election by PC can be a good thing if there are
not so many mummy dummies as in Marion County.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me when Connie Lawson quit to freeload as Secretary of State!

Sir Hailstone said...

County Chairs outside Marion, Hamilton (if you're an R), Lake (if you're a D), Allen, and St. Joseph are not the glorious kingmaking positions like KW and Co enjoy.