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John Broden

8th member of Indiana Senate won't seek re-election

Democratic Indiana state Sen. Jim Arnold of LaPorte says he won't run for re-election.

The 71-year-old Arnold becomes the eighth state senator to announce he is retiring or running for other office. He previously had announced he would see a third term, but said he changed his mind.

State Rep. David Niezgodski (NEEZ'-gahd-skee), a South Bend Democrat, has announced plans to run for the Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. John Broden, also a South Bend Democrat, who is running to become a St. Joseph circuit judge.

Others who have announced they won't seek re-election are Republicans Patricia Miller and Scott Schneider, both of Indianapolis, Brent Steele of...