President nominates Hoosier to be Surgeon General

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President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Jerome Adams of Indianapolis to be the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service.

Dr. Adams is currently the Indiana State Health Commissioner.

He was appointed commissioner in October 2014 by then-Governor Mike Pence.

Governor Eric Holcomb released the following statement:
"Dr. Jerome Adams is a dedicated champion for overall health and wellness and genuinely cares about citizens in every corner of our state. I’m delighted President Trump seeks to bring another Hoosier to Washington, D.C.”

Senator Todd Young released the following statement:
“I commend the President on his nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as our nation’s Surgeon General. The President would be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional person for this position. As our Indiana State Health Commissioner and a highly regarded anesthesiologist, he has devoted his professional life to serving our state and caring for Hoosiers, and he has a been great resource and friend to my team and me. I look forward to voting to confirm him.”

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement:
“I have worked closely with Dr. Adams for several years on efforts to respond to the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics across Indiana. He has been a willing partner, and I look forward to talking with him about his priorities for the Surgeon General position.”

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