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Rep. Randy Frye to resign from state House on July 8

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Politics, Statewide News
Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2010. (Courtesy of the Indiana House Republican caucus)

Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is stepping down from his seat at the Statehouse, effective next month.

Frye has been dealing with multiple health issues in recent years, and the seven-term lawmaker said he’s stepping down to focus on his well-being and his family.

Frye was first elected in 2010, in a Republican wave that saw the GOP capture the majority in the House of Representatives.

The longtime Indianapolis firefighter led on fire safety and first responder issues at the Statehouse, including as chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. This session, he led an effort to exempt military pay from the state’s income tax.

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A private Republican precinct caucus will soon choose a replacement to serve out the rest of Frye’s term, which ends next year.

Frye is the second member of the General Assembly to resign this year, after Ann Vermilion stepped down just after the end of the 2023 session.

Brandon is our Statehouse bureau chief. Contact him at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.