State Senator Jim Arnold this week announced his intentions to seek re-election in Senate District 8 where he has served since 2007. Arnold currently serves as the Caucus Chair for the Senate Democratic Caucus. In his announcement, Arnold said that he is eager to continue to serve the people of La Porte, Starke and St. Joseph Counties at the Statehouse.
Recently changed during the 2011 redistricting process, Indiana Senate District 8 now encompasses the majority of La Porte County including the City of La Porte and the western part of Michigan City. It also includes Western St. Joseph County and Davis, Oregon, Washington, Center and Jackson Townships in Starke County.
“As a former sheriff, public safety issues have been, and will continue to be, a legislative issue of particular importance to me, “Arnold said.
Senator Arnold resides in La Porte, Indiana, along with his wife Lauren. They have seven children and twelve grandchildren.