GOP picks City-County Council replacement for Miller

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Republicans on Tuesday night selected a replacement for a member of the City-County Council who resigned. 

On Aug. 15, Jeff Miller agreed to step down in a plea deal with Marion County prosecutors and will step down. Miller was accused of inappropriately touching two 10-year-old girls, according to court documents. Miller had served on the council since 2012.

The county Republican chairman, James W. Merritt, said precinct leaders chose Jefferson Shreve to replace Miller in District 16. 

Merritt issued a statement:

“Tonight, the Precinct Committeemen of Council District 16 have selected Jefferson Shreve to serve as their next Councilor. I want to congratulate Jefferson on being selected. Jefferson has previously been a member of the Council and will be able to jump in without missing a beat. His previous experience on the council as well as being a business owner right here in Indianapolis will serve the residents of the district and the county well.”Shreve lost the election for a Republican nomination for an Indiana State Senate seat in 2016, according to Ballotpedia. He was elected to the City-County Council in 2013 and represented District 23.

A photo of Shreve was not immediately available from Republicans.