House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) provided the following statement in response to Randall J. Lyness of West Harrison being selected on Thursday to fill the House District 68 seat:
"Our caucus welcomes Randall to our team and I look forward to working with him at the Statehouse," Bosma said. "His background and experience in local government will be a great asset. I have no doubt he will do well in representing constituents in House District 68."
A caucus of Republican precinct committeemen within the district selected Lyness to fulfill the remaining term of the seat vacated by former State Rep. Jud McMillin. Lyness will be sworn in, but a date has not yet been set. House District 68 includes all of Union County and portions of Dearborn and Franklin counties.