Randy Head

County Councilwoman Picked For Indiana Senate Seat

Sep 10, 2019

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A county council member has been picked as the new state senator for a northern Indiana district.

Republican precinct committee members selected Cass County Councilwoman Stacey Donato on Monday night to replace Sen. Randy Head of Logansport. Head resigned after 11 years in the Senate to become chief deputy prosecutor for Pulaski County.

Head endorsed Donato for the seat. She's in her second term on the Cass County Council and will complete Head's Senate term, which runs until the November 2020 election.

State Sen. Randy Head To Leave General Assembly

Jul 29, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News

The Indiana Senate is losing one of its leaders.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) announced Monday he will step down in August.

Head says he’s leaving to become the deputy prosecutor in Pulaski County. Before joining the Senate in 2008, he was the deputy prosecutor in Cass County.

In a statement, Head says he wanted to pursue the new opportunity and expressed his gratitude to the people of his district. Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) praised Head’s knowledge, experience and passion.