As first reported back in the October 20 edition of  The Cheat Sheet, Republican State Senator and Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley is getting a primary challenge, should he decide to run for re-election in 2016.

Hamilton County business owner Scott Willis announced Monday that he is running for Kenley’s seat in District 20.

In his campaign press release Willis said he wold make school funding a priority.

“Our schools have consistently been asked to do more with less as our tax dollars are redistributed throughout the state.  The current school funding formula has made it extremely difficult for our schools and puts education in Hamilton County at risk.  It is important our children have a strong voice in the Indiana Senate to ensure our local leaders have the funding necessary to maintain high standards for our schools now and in the future, and that will be my top priority while representing our community.”

Willis is also a colonel in the Marine Reserves.

Kenley has not stated whether he will run for re-election next year.