Political Notebook

  • Wyss honored by commissioners
    The Allen County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday paid tribute to retiring state Sen. Tom Wyss at its legislative recap breakfast.
  • 3 Democrats to talk taxes
    Democratic candidates for state auditor, a state Senate seat and Wayne Township trustee will have a joint appearance Monday to talk about Earned Income Tax Credit programs and helping low-income Hoosiers file their tax returns.
  • Right to Life PAC endorses candidates
    The Allen County Right to Life Political Action Committee has endorsed local pro-life candidates before the May 6 primary election.
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Runestad not running in caucus

Local businessman Ric Runestad is not running in the caucus to replace Rep. Phyllis Pond, R-New Haven, in the House District 85 seat.

It was rumored he was seeking the post, but he said Tuesday the information was false.

He conceded he had made some calls about the 2014 Republican primary -- not the caucus -- before Pond announced her resignation.

"I spoke to people beforehand – not precinct committeemen – with regards to the primary. That could mean either I was interested or was finding out who would be good to run for the position."

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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