Caucus Set To Choose Replacement For Indiana State Senator Jim Merritt

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer has officially called a caucus of eligible precinct committee members to fill the upcoming vacancy in Indiana State Senate District 31.

The seat is currently held by State Senator Jim Merritt, whose resignation from the Indiana Senate will be effective November 2, 2020.

The caucus will be held at 6 p.m. ET, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at The Garrison – Blue Heron Ballroom at Fort Harrison State Park, which is located at 6002 N. Post Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46216. Proper social distancing will be in effect, and facial coverings will be required. 

The individual selected at the November 15 caucus will fill the remainder of Senator Merriett’s term. 

“State Senator Jim Merritt has been dedicated to serving Hoosiers in Marion and Hamilton Counties for more than 30 years, making him the longest-serving Republican State Senator. He is also the longest-serving caucus chairman in Indiana General Assembly history,” said Hupfer. “I’m sad to see him go, but congratulate him on his accomplishments over the last 30 years.”

Individuals interested in running in the caucus should contact the Indiana Republican Party Secretary at to ensure they file the proper forms prior to the deadline, which is 72 hours prior to the vote.

A Facebook Live Stream will be available at for members of the public who wish to watch the caucus live. More details regarding caucus procedures and candidates will be released after the filing deadline.###