State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) announced today that he is stepping down from his position as State Senator effective Nov. 2, 2021.

“It’s been an incredible privilege serving the people of Senate District 46 for the last 10-plus years,” Grooms said. “I’ve had the distinct honor to work with a number of outstanding legislators who have worked tirelessly to move Indiana forward. Although I will miss the Statehouse, I look forward to pursuing new opportunities, spending more time with family, playing a bit more golf and relaxing with a good book. I leave knowing that I did my job and made a difference in my community.”

“Sen. Grooms has been a thoughtful leader on a variety of issues during his tenure in the Senate,” said Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville). “We appreciate his service and the valuable expertise he has lent to our caucus and the Senate at large, and wish him well in this next chapter of his life.”

A caucus will be held to replace Grooms.

It is unclear whether Kevin Boehnlein who has announced he is running will go for the position

SD 46 is being moved to Indianapolis as part of redistricting.  And Boehnlein will be in the same district as State Senator Erin Houchin who has announced she is running for re-election.

Since 2010, Grooms has represented Senate District 46, which currently includes Floyd County and portions of Clark County. Prior to his time in the Senate, Grooms served as a member of the Jeffersonville City Council from 1984-1992 and again from 2000-2010. Professionally, Grooms was a pharmacist in the Jeffersonville area for nearly 40 years and owned Hanger Drug Company from 1969-2006.