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Gubernatorial candidate Gregg stops by South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A candidate for Indiana governor made a stop in South Bend.

Democrat John Gregg gave ABC 57 News an exclusive one-on-one interview.

Gregg told us that he's focused on creating jobs in Indiana by attracting companies to invest here, but his plans won't get far without revamping the Department of Children's Services.

Gregg said he has some big concerns about the Department of Children's Services and that the system is broken.

"It's just a bad philosophy, I mean, when you brag about giving money back but you have children constantly being abused, children constantly being short-changed, that's just wrong," said Gregg.

He also said he's got plans to fix it and will do so if he's elected governor.

"We need to do more to get these children in loving homes. There parents that want to adopt them. Forty-nine states give an allowance to parents to handle these children with drug abuse, and sometimes mental illness," Gregg said.

Gregg also added that the state can do better.

"We can do better, and if we are truly concerned about Indiana's children and attracting good jobs, we'll make it a priority," Gregg said.

He added that the agency has to be changed from the top down, and the first thing on his agenda would be to fire the current director in Indianapolis.

Gregg added that he thinks he appeals to Hoosiers because he's not a career politician.

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