State Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville) has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for election from Senate District 37 to the Indiana Senate. District 37 encompasses portions of Clay, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Owen and Putnam counties. Bray filed the necessary paperwork with the secretary of state's office by the filing deadline, Feb. 20.
Bray currently serves as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also serves as a member of the Appointments and Claims, Criminal, Civil and Public Policy, Environmental Affairs and Ethics committees.
"There are many issues that are unfinished at the Statehouse," said Bray. "I want to continue supporting the best interests of Hoosiers in central and southwestern Indiana."
Senator Bray has authored many significant bills during his tenure in the legislature: establishing a sex offender registration, increasing penalties for methamphetamine and other drugs, and administering courts and civil procedure rules.
He and his wife, Maurine, have three children: Betsy, Eric, and Rod. Bray's past experience includes serving in the Indiana House of Representatives and as prosecuting attorney of Morgan County. He is a retired officer in the Indiana National Guard. He was elected to the Indiana Senate in 1992.