FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - State Sen. Jim Banks, R-District 17, had a special send off Tuesday during the Whitley County Auditor Republican Caucus.
Banks, who is being deployed to Afghanistan, says he will report for military service on Friday. He will be deployed through May, missing the entire legislative session.
A caucus will be held later to fill his position. Banks' wife, Amanda, intends to run.
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