INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana House minority leader Scott Pelath says he’s giving up that post and
won’t seek re-election next year.
He said Sunday that
his last day as House Democratic leader will be on Organization Day on
Tuesday. He says he’ll finish out the remainder of his term.
Pelath, of Michigan
City, was first elected to the House in 1998. He was elected to lead the
Democratic caucus in 2012.
In a letter emailed
Sunday to House Democrats, Pelath said his decision was based in part on a
desire to spend more time with his family. His wife, Laura, recently had a
baby boy, the couple’s fourth child.
Pelath works as a
human resources director at the Michigan City-based Swanson Center, a mental
health and addiction services agency.