Indiana State Sen. Zay files for chance to keep District 17 seat

Andy Zay
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Republican Andy Zay has filed to run for election in Indiana State Senate District 17.

Serving since 2016, Zay represents Wabash County and portions of Grant, Huntington and Whitley counties. He was chosen to complete the term of former State Sen. Jim Banks, who was elected to Indiana’s Third Congressional District in 2016.

“I was honored to be chosen to represent Hoosiers in District 17 in the Indiana General Assembly,” Zay said. “Serving in the state senate is an honor and a privilege, and I hope the voters will continue to allow me to serve them in the legislature. I remain committed to our shared conservative Hoosier values and will continue to fight for Northeast Indiana.”

During his short tenure in the state senate, Zay has spent countless hours touring the district, visiting schools, businesses, attending events such as the Agriculture Round Table and Field Day and hosted a Faith Summit to engage area faith leaders in local issues. He has been working with schools and principals throughout the district to seek ways to improve educational opportunities for all students.

In addition, he has hosted and attended many meetings regarding the opioid crisis and is in the process of collaborating efforts with other state officials including Attorney General Curtis Hill to combat the problem.

Zay serves on the following Senate committees: Agriculture; Education; Insurance & Financial Institutions; and Natural Resources. He is also a member of the Regional Board of Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.

A small business owner and graduate of Indiana University, Zay and his wife Cindy have five children. They reside in Huntington.