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State Representative Phil Hinkle will not resign; Bosma calls for resignation

by IPR News

August 23, 2011

Speaker of the House Brian Bosma says Indianapolis Representative Phil Hinkle should resign his seat amid accusations he initiated a sexual encounter with a young man at an Indianapolis hotel.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Bosma has already has begun removing the six-term Republican from committee leadership posts.

Smith — Bosma Calls for Hinkle Resignation

If Hinkle would resign, precinct committee leaders in his district would choose a successor.   New district boundaries do not take effect for state Representatives until 2012 – so that decision would lie with precincts that voted for the office in the November 2010 election.