Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is expected to file today that he is running for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District.
The seat was held by Jackie Walorshki, who was laid to rest last week.
Outgoing State Representative Curt Nisly has announced he is running, and former State Rep. Christy Stutzman is also expected to file.
Hill is the former prosecutor for Elkhart Countr as well as Attorney General.
In 2018, Hill was accused of sexual misconduct by four women, prompting calls for his resignation. Hill has denied the allegations. A subsequent investigation by a special prosecutor found the allegations credible but also found that there was insufficient evidence to convict Hill of a crime.
In 2020, in an attorney disciplinary proceeding, the Indiana Supreme Court found that he committed a misdemeanor battery in violation of rules of professional conduct and suspended Hill’s bar license for 30 days.
A special election will be held concurrently with the general election on Nov. 8 to fill the vacancy.