Attorney: Representative Hinkle has no intention of resigning

Rumors surfaced Monday that the embattled representative was stepping down from his position.

Rep. Phil Hinkle

Rep. Phil Hinkle

Indianapolis

The attorney for Representative Phil Hinkle said Tuesday that Representative Hinkle has no intention of resigning.  

Rumors surfaced Tuesday that the embattled representative was stepping down from his position.  
However, Indianapolis Attorney Peter Nugent told Fox59 Hinkle intends to fight to keep his seat in the House.  

Representative Hinkle represents State House District 92.  He has been with the district since 2000. 

Hinkle will not seek re-election in 2012.

Hinkle released the following statement Tuesday:

"Allow me to begin by thanking everyone, including people I do not know personally, who have called, texted and mailed their comments of support for me and my family.  Words cannot adequately express our appreciation.  While I must admit to mistakes of judgment, I am seeking profesional help on what turned me down a road of self-destruction.  I want to assure my constituents, family and friends that at no time did I try to detain the young man, nor did I ever expose myself to him, and at no time was there an offer of money for silence. As for 2012, we, as a family, decided back in December, after the 2010 election, that I would not be seeking another term.  Those who know me well know that continued silence is a challenge but at this point it is the best thing.  I ask again that the privacy of my family be respected as we work through my mistakes.  And again, I thank all of those who have been there for me and my family."

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