While we’ve concentrated on 10 Indiana Senate races and 20 House races, the 2018 mid-term elections will also be known as the legacy election. There will be five familiar political names joining the General Assembly on Nov. 6. Gary Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher will be elected in HD3. She’s unopposed and is the daughter of legendary Gary Mayor Richard G. Hatcher. About 80 miles east, Christy Stutzman will win HD49. She, too, is unopposed and is the wife of former congressman Marlin Stutzman.

The son of State Rep. Jim Baird, the 4th CD Republican nominee expected to win, is Beau Baird, who is facing Democrat Kimberly Fidler in HD 44. In HD43, Tonya Pfaff is expected to win, facing Republican Darrell Felling. She’s the daughter of Fred Nation, the former press secretary of Gov. Evan Bayh and a former Democratic Terre Haute mayoral nominee In HD64, Matt Hostettler, the son of former congressman John Hostettler, is running unopposed as a Republican.

You've got to think this class will provide some future leadership in the House. - Brian A. Howey, publisher.