New Lieutenant Governor sworn in Thursday
Eric Holcomb was sworn in as Indiana's Lieutenant Governor during a ceremony at the Statehouse Thursday afternoon.
Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa administered the oath of office.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann notified the governor earlier this year she was leaving her position to become the president at Ivy Tech Community College.
Her final day in office was March 2.
After her resignation was effective, on March 2 at 5 p.m., the governor nominated Holcomb as her successor.
The House and Senate then confirmed Holcomb through a vote.
After the vote was complete, Holcomb was sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa.
Lt. Governor Holcomb took the oath with President Benjamin Harrison's bible he used when being sworn in as president.
“Eric Holcomb is a Hoosier through and through, and I’m proud that he has officially taken his oath to join the administration as Lieutenant Governor,” said Governor Pence. “Eric has a heart for public service and a love for Indiana like few people I’ve ever met, and I’m grateful for Eric and his wife Janet’s willingness to serve this state. I know that Eric’s enthusiasm, integrity, and extensive experience at both the state and federal level will serve him well as he assumes the duties of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. I’m looking forward to working with Eric in the coming months, and I know that he’s ready to get to work for the people of Indiana.”
“I could not be more excited or more proud to serve as Lieutenant Governor of the state of Indiana,” said Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Governor Pence to build on Indiana’s strong foundation and make tomorrow stronger. I’m eager to get started, and I look forward to hitting the ground running to serve the Hoosiers of this great state.”
Holcomb has been the Chief of Staff to US Senator Dan Coats, Governor Mitch Daniels' Deputy Chief of Staff and managed the governors 2008 re-election campaign.
Holcomb earned his undergraduate degree from Hanover College and is a veteran of the United States Navy.