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Holcomb’s Hanover roots celebrated by college’s choir at his inauguration

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College Choir sang their support for fellow Hanover Panther, Gov. Eric Holcomb, during his inauguration Monday. The choir performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds before the swearing-in ceremony for the state’s 51st governor.  Privately before the event, the choir […]

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FFA members serve and learn at governor’s inauguration

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FFA members serve and learn at governor’s inauguration

  By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – High school Future Farmers of America members took a break from learning history to experience it firsthand. “Whenever they had asked us to come I was definitely like I’m getting out of school for this. This is going to be great. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” […]

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Leaders have high hopes for Holcomb’s next four years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday morning, party leaders urged newly-inaugurated Gov. Eric Holcomb to carry the legacy and Democrats urged him to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors. In his final day in Indiana, former governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the inauguration and welcomed his former lieutenant governor into […]

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Pence departs for Washington

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President-elect Mike Pence bade his final farewell to the Hoosier state and departed for the nation’s capital Monday afternoon, just an hour after attending Gov. Eric Holcomb’s inauguration ceremony. Joined by his wife Karen, his daughter Charlotte, and his furry friends — a bunny named Marlon Bundo and […]

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Shooting hoops with Holcomb at Hinkle

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – From Adams to Whitley, Allen to White — of the 92 counties in Indiana, the governor-elect has made a shot in every single one of them. As part of the inauguration weekend events, Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb invited Hoosiers to play basketball Sunday afternoon. “You can’t get any more Hoosier […]

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Nearly 2,000 guests attend governor-elect’s inaugural ball

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana-themed decorations filled the grand ballroom at the JW Marriott Saturday to help kick off Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov.-elect Suzanne Crouch’s time in office.  Of the nearly 2,000 in attendance, some distinguished guests at the inaugural ball included former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, State GOP Chairman […]

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Janet get your gun: Incoming first lady provides gun safety training

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  EDINBURGH, Ind. — First lady-designee Janet Holcomb started her husband’s inauguration weekend out with a bang. Janet Holcomb, a National Rifle Association certified shooting and safety training instructor, hosted a virtual weapon training experience with nearly 450 constituents Saturday. The purpose of the event was instruct Hoosiers on proper weapon training […]

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Buttigieg announces run for DNC chair

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg called for a fresh start for the Democratic Party as he announced Thursday that he will run for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Buttigieg, the twice-elected mayor of his hometown, made his announcement through a video posted on his website. In it he […]

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Holcomb names INDOT commissioner, drug czar

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb has announced three new leaders who are expected to be influential in his administration. On his first day in office, Holcomb plans to sign an executive order creating a new position designed to tackle the state’s drug epidemic. He announced Tuesday that Jim McClelland will serve […]

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Holcomb and his wife plan creative inaugural events

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet, are taking a shot at creative pre-inaugural events. Janet Holcomb will be hosting a tactical training experience at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh on Saturday. The inspiration for this event came from both the governor-elect and the future first lady wanting to expose […]

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