INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
A longtime Indiana legislator who was a leader of the stateís public smoking
ban says he wonít seek re-election next year.
Charlie Brown of Gary was first elected to the Indiana House in 1982, but
says heís decided itís time to end his frequent long drives to the
Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Brown tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that his health remains good and
he plans to announce soon a 2018 campaign for a local government office in
Brown pushed for
several years for limits on smoking before the Legislature in 2012 approved
a statewide ban for most public places and businesses. Brown says heíll work
during his final legislative session toward ending the banís exemptions for
bars, casinos and private clubs.