Howey Politics Indiana

JEFFERSONVILLE - State Sen. Ron Grooms announced he will not run for reelection in 2022 and has endorsed Kevin Boehnlein for the Republican nomination. “During my tenure in the state Senate I have worked on a variety of legislation of which I am proud," Grooms said. "In particular legislation creating the Clark Regional Airport Authority, cracking down on so-called ‘pill mills’ that were distributing large quantities of opioids, and was a key supporter of the construction of the Lewis and Clark and Lincoln Bridges and the rebuilding of the Kennedy Bridge.”

He is endorsing Greenville Republican Kevin Boehnlein to succeed him. Boehnlein, a financial advisor for Edward Jones and long-time Republican party activist, recently announced his candidacy for the District 46 seat. “I endorse him without reservation. He has my full support,” Grooms said, who has held the seat since 2010. He is a former Jeffersonville City councilman.

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray said, "Sen. Grooms has been a faithful public servant for the communities he serves and a true asset in the Senate over the years as we have tackled complicated health care issues. We look forward to Sen. Grooms' continued input and added value for one more session, and will wish him the best as he concludes his service to our state."