EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Governor Eric Holcomb wants four more years and Thursday he brought his re-election campaign to southern Indiana.
The Governor stopped by The Pie Pan restaurant to listen to people’s concerns around southwest Indiana.
After being introduced by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, the Governor talked with a number of people eating breakfast.
Holcomb said Suzanne Crouch of Evansville will once again be his running mate.
“I’m not making news today. She is my partner. She is my full partner. We’re doing this together. She really is a great quarterback in the legislature. She’s got incredible relations and respect throughout the whole state of Indiana. Evansville should be proud and consider themselves fortunate that her roots are here as well,” said the Governor.
Holcomb said there’s a number of things he’d like to see through with a second term, including the all important completion of Intersate 69.
“That thoroughfare acts like a magnet. You’re starting to see it dotted up. Whether it’s in Washington, Petersburg, or all the way up, connecting to Indianapolis, ultimately you’re starting to not only see interest, but investment. That equates to more opportunities for Hoosiers, and specifically making sure they get the skills to fill those jobs.”
A large portion of people at Governor Holcomb’s reelection event were representing Red For Ed. Many of them are teachers and administrators in the EVSC.
They used the opportunity to talk the governor face to face about funding coming from the state.
“Specifically it has to do with funding. Our funding has been cut in 2009. It’s never quite reached the levels back of the pre-recession era. We’re very interested to see how he’s going to increase funding for our public schools, ” said EVSC employee Faril Bunner.
The Governor is the first republican to announce his candidacy for the state’s top spot in 2020. He will face democrat Woody Myers.
So far, no other candidate has officially entered the race.
(This story was originally published on July 18, 2019)