Perfect, Lyness Will Run For Re-Election To Statehouse
By Mike Perleberg
(Left to right) State representatives Randy Frye, Randy Lyness, and State Senator Chip Perfect. File photo.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Two southeastern Indiana state legislators say they will seek re-election in 2018.
While speaking at the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce’s Pre-Legislative Luncheon presented by CalComm Indiana in Lawrenceburg on Wednesday, State Senator Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) says he will seek a second term in the state senate.
“I figured out an important reason to run again, which is that you do get a perspective and a depth of knowledge and learn to operate in a system that is unique to itself. Frankly, if you don’t run for another term, you sort of wasted that knowledge on a short period of time,” he explained his reasoning.
Perfect, owner of Perfect North Slopes, was first elected in Senate District 43 four years ago with the endorsement of retiring, longtime state senator Johnny Nugent. He said when he got to Indianapolis three years ago, he realized the learning curve for legislators is steep and the issues are deep and wide.
State Representative Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) also announced he will run in 2018 for another term representing House District 68.
“I’ve spent the first two years making contacts getting people to know Randy Lyness and realizing how much I love this corner of the state,” Lyness said.
State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) also appeared at the chamber’s luncheon, however, he did not specifically address plans for re-election.