State Senator Randy Head is ready for his new gig

State Senator Randy Head says he is ready go back to his first love.

Posted: Aug 1, 2019 12:13 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2019 12:14 AM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) — State Senator Randy Head said he is ready go back to his first love.

Head is leaving his position in the statehouse after serving more than 10 years.

"I never thought I would ever run for state senate," said Head. "I had to leave the prosecutor's office once I got elected and prosecuting was the only job I had ever known."

As the state senator til August 12th cleans up his law office in Logansport, he reflects back on his career as a politician and prosecutor.

He started as deputy prosecutor in Lake County and is now embarking on the same role but in Pulaski County.

"I'd always hoped that when I was done serving in the legislature I'd have a chance to go back into it," said Head. "To work as a state paid deputy prosecutor because these jobs are few and far between and don't open very often for good reason."

It's a good reason he's got his wife Lisa around.

"My wife and I decided if you don't try you will always wonder might have happened," said Head.

During his tenure as state senator, Head was crucial in school bus legislation promising to increase penalties for driver who violate school bus stop laws and increasing public awareness.

This was after four kids died in 2018 in Head's district.

Passing legislation with bipartisanship was a goal for Head. State Senator Ron Alting agrees.

"He's done a super super job, but when I think of Randy Head, I think of a person who has always taken a common sense approach," said Alting.

Head used a common sense approach to pass laws dealing with mental health ,the opioid epidemic and vaping.

Head is ready to move shop, but he is going is going to miss his constituents and the people of the six counties he's served.

"The people in this district are very good most of the time even when they disagree they treat you very well and are very respectful," said Head. "It's just been very satisfying and very rewarding to have the chance serve them this way."

Head's current term would have lasted until 2020.

He served more than 125,000 people in the six counties in district 18.

Those counties are Kosiusko, Marshall, Fulton, Miami, Carroll and Cass.

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