Top Indiana GOP lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Thursday morning.

Huston, R-Fishers, has experienced mild symptoms and is quarantining at home, according to his spokesperson.

He has not been at the Statehouse within the last week or in recent contact with other lawmakers or legislative staff, his spokesperson said.

Huston, 48, tested positive on Wednesday.

“The pandemic has impacted Hoosiers and their families across our state, especially in the recent surge of cases,” Huston said in a written statement. “Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19 as well. I will continue quarantining at home and taking all necessary precautions. I look forward to returning to work when it’s safe to do so.”

Huston is one several lawmakers known to have tested positive for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. State Sen. J.D. Ford, D-Indianapolis, told IBJ last week that he had recently tested positive and was quarantining.

Huston replaced former House Speaker Brian Bosma in March, after Bosma stepped down following 12 years in total in the position.

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