FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne attorney has been picked to replace longtime Republican Rep. Phyllis Pond in the Indiana House.
A caucus of Allen County Republican precinct committee members voted Tuesday evening to select 31-year-old Casey Cox for the seat. Cox won a majority on the first ballot over six other candidates.
He succeeds Pond, who was 82 when she died last month after 35 years in the seat that made her the longest-serving female state representative in Indiana's history.
Cox will complete Pond's term that runs through the November 2014 election. Cox says he will seek the Republican nomination in May's primary for a full term.