(PAOLI) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will be in Orange County April 30 to speak at the annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at the Paoli High School Cafetorium.
The event will get underway at 6:15 p.m. when carryout meals will be available, with dinner at 7 p.m. The main program will start immediately after. Dinner will be served by Sanders Catering, with desserts by the Orange County Republican Women’s Club and ladies of the Orange County offices.
Tickets for the event are available from any Republican precinct committeemen, vice committeemen, and elected officials and cost $15.
Also in attendance will be various GOP local and state elected officials, along with candidates for the 2019 Municipal Elections.
A lifelong Hoosier, Gov. Holcomb is a veteran of the United States Navy, and now serving as the state’s 51st Governor was a trusted advisor to both Governor Mitch Daniels and Senator Dan Coats, and was a former state chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.
He was elected governor in November 2016, following an unprecedented 106-day campaign and was
sworn in on Jan. 9, 2017.
Already, Gov. Holcomb is moving our state forward. He led the way for the most significant long-term infrastructure investment in our state’s history with the 20-year Next Level Roads program, which will invest $4.7 billion for roads and bridges in the first five years alone. To meet our state’s rapidly changing workforce needs, he unveiled the Next Level Jobs program to help get more Hoosiers into high-demand, high-wage jobs.
In his first legislative session as governor, he rallied bipartisan support from Indiana lawmakers to expand pre-K for low-income Hoosier kids, and he unveiled Next Level Recovery – a one-stop shop for information and resources on the state’s comprehensive and community-based effort to fight the opioid crisis.
He has a mission to make Indiana competitive in the global economy by “bringing the world to Indiana and taking Indiana to the world.” So far, the governor has met with officials and industry leaders in the United Kingdom, Japan, Hungary, France, and more to showcase Indiana’s assets and build global economic ties.
Throughout his career in service, he has earned a reputation of being a consensus builder. He has traveled extensively throughout the state–talking with folks wherever he goes about how to make Indiana an even better place to live, work and play. A lifelong basketball fan, Gov. Holcomb has shot and made a basket in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
The governor is a graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis and Hanover College in southeastern Indiana where he majored in U.S. History with a focus on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. He is a collector of presidential signatures and currently has documents signed by 42 of our nation’s 44 presidents.
He and his wife, Janet, live with their dog, Henry, in the Governor’s Residence on North Meridian
Street in Indianapolis.