Longtime state Rep. Jerry Toll will not seek reelection next year for his central Indiana seat, announcing Tuesday that he will retire at the end of this term after 28 years in the Indiana House of Representatives. did.
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Carmel Republicans represent House District 39, which includes Carmel and southern Westfield in Hamilton County. He has served in the Indiana House of Representatives since 1996 and currently serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Toll said in a news release that he plans to focus on a career in title insurance after his term ends next year and believes Indiana’s future remains bright.
“During my time in the state legislature, we have made Indiana one of the most attractive places in the country to start and grow a business. “We continue to reap the benefits through record increases in opportunity,” he said.
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Toll’s district was once a safe Republican seat, but has become more competitive in recent years, according to the Indianapolis Star. In November 2022, Toll defeated Democratic challenger Matt McNally by nearly 5 percentage points. McNally announced plans to run again.
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In 2012, Toll authored a bill that would make Indiana a so-called right-to-work state by banning unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers. In 2005, he sponsored a bill that would move all 92 of Indiana’s counties to daylight saving time for the first time since most states opted out under state and federal law in the early 1970s.