Representative Randy Borror Departing Legislature

By Brien McElhatten
By Scott Sarvay

July 8, 2010 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS/ FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) – Randy Borror has officially resigned from the Indiana House of Representatives.

Borror will run the new Fort Wayne office of the Bose Public Affairs group, a lobbying firm.

Borror tells Indiana's NewsCenter he will help "develop the market" for the firm by helping businesses, schools and municipalities to understand if legislative measures could improve their "lot in life."

Borror, who has represented the 84th District since 2001, was a driving force in the passage of the Governor's "Major Moves" bill and authored a bill creating the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

In addition to his legislative duties, Borror is a Vice President at Star Financial Bank.

Tomorrow's announcement means another caucus will need to be held within 30 days to choose someone to replace Borror on the November ballot.

Borror was recently a candidate in the caucus to replace Congressman Mark Souder who resigned.

Marlin Stutzman won that caucus.

Borror says he will "sit out" for at least one legislative term in a self imposed "cooling off" period to avoid any suspicion of unethical practices.

Borror was a supporter of a bill that would require elected officials to sit out for an entire year before lobbying their former colleagues.

That bill passed and the law will go into effect in 2012.

Borror sat down with Indiana's NewsCenter in Fort Wayne Thursday to discuss his decision.

Why did you choose to resign after 10 years in the House of Representatives?

Will your position as a lobbyist really afford you more time with your family?

What will your new job duties entail?

You voted in favor of new ethics rules that would prevent elected officials from lobbying for an entire year after they leave their seat. While the rules don't take effect until 2012, what are you doing to avoid any notion of being unethical?

How do you respond to critics harboring anti-lobbyist sentiment?

Looking back on your years in Indianapolis, what were some of your biggest accomplishments as a lawmaker?

You were interested in replacing Mark Souder for his Third district seat. Had you won the caucus, would you have still resigned if you were offered the job with Bose?




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