45th District State Representative Kreg Battles has resigned his position as State Representative effective immediately. Battles says the biggest reason for his resignation is to spend more time with his children and grandchildren. Democrat leaders in the 45th District have ten days to caucus and come up with a replacement for Battles. The person selected will have his name inserted in Battles’ place on the ballot for the November general election. The selected Democrat candidate will take on Jasonville Republican Bruce Borders in the upcoming election.