Sen. Banks resigns from Indiana Senate upon election to Congress

Republican Sen. Jim Banks (Photo Provided/Jim Banks)
Republican Sen. Jim Banks (Photo Provided/Jim Banks)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State Sen. Jim Banks has resigned his seat in the General Assembly following his election to northeastern Indiana’s 3rd District congressional seat.

The Columbia City Republican sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem David Long resigning the seat effective at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A caucus of Republican precinct committeemen in State Senate District 17 will meet to select Banks’ replacement.

Banks has held the seat for the past six years. He was elected Tuesday to the congressional seat that Rep. Marlin Stutzman vacated for a failed U.S. Senate bid.