Republican caucus picks new Indiana House member

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A former gubernatorial aide has been picked to replace a retiring member of the Indiana House who will represent a central Indiana district.

Republican precinct committee members voted in a caucus Tuesday night for Dollyne Sherman to fill the seat given up by longtime Rep. David Frizzell. Sherman will represent District 93, which covers part of Indianapolis’ south side and neighboring Johnson County.

Sherman worked for Republican Govs. Robert Orr and Mitch Daniels, along with GOP U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks. She defeated six other candidates to complete Frizzell’s term, which runs until after the November 2020 election.

Frizzell was elected to the House in 1992. He announced in April he was resigning midterm to spend more time with his ill wife.

Republicans hold a commanding 67-33 House majority.

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