Columbus teacher making second run at State House seat

SEYMOUR, Indiana — A Columbus school teacher is planning to run a second straight time in the Republican primary for Indiana House District 69.

Nancy Franke, who lives in Seymour, will again try to unseat State Rep. Jim Lucas, also of Seymour.

Franke lost to Lucas in the primary election in May 2016, and Lucas was unopposed in the 2016 November general election.

Franke, who announced her plans Monday, said has a strong desire to serve the district, which includes Bartholomew, Jackson, Jefferson and Jennings counties.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.