Indiana lawmaker quitting months after successful reelection

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana lawmaker declared Tuesday she was resigning from her legislative seat just three months following successful reelection.

Republican Christy Stutzman of Middlebury, the wife of previous U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, claimed in a statement that she would stage down effective Dec. 14 from the Indiana Dwelling seat representing much of Elkhart County.

Stutzman explained she required to dedicate a lot more time to her family’s company immediately after they and small business associates earlier this year acquired the former Amish Acres vacationer attraction that they renamed The Barns at Nappanee. Stutzman blamed coronavirus restrictions ordered by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for building “instability and difficult circumstances” for the business.

Stutzman was first elected to the legislative seat in 2018 and conveniently won a next term in the Nov. 3 election. A caucus of Republican precinct committee users will decide a replacement to represent the district for the next two decades.

Marlin Stutzman served 6 yrs in Congress prior to dropping a 2016 Republican key U.S. Senate bid amid ethics worries from an Affiliated Push investigation into the shelling out of marketing campaign cash on hotels, foods and at least a single loved ones vacation.