Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has announced her resignation in pursuit of the open Ivy Tech presidency, which will be filled later this year. Governor Pence has enthusiastically supported her application for the position and has nominated Eric Holcomb to fill the office following her departure. The General Assembly must confirm Holcomb as the new Lieutenant Governor before Ellsperman can set the final date for her resignation.
In a statement Lieutenant Governor Ellspermann said, “I am pleased that Governor Pence has selected Eric Holcomb as his recommendation to succeed me as Lieutenant Governor. Eric has had a distinguished career in public service with two of Indiana’s outstanding leaders. He understands State government from his work as Governor Daniel’s deputy chief of staff and the Federal government as Senator Coats’ state chief of staff. Further, his service in the Navy demonstrates his commitment to our nation. I look forward to working with Eric as we implement a seamless transition over the coming weeks.”
Holcomb is the former chair of the Indiana Republican Party and was campaigning for the U.S. Senate until he withdrew from the race Monday.
INARF applauds Lieutenant Governor Ellspermann’s service to our state and recognizes her as a friend to our industry. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Eric Holcomb in the future and educate him about our industry and issues that impact Hoosiers with disabilities.