Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Congressman Mike Pence will become Indiana’s 50th governor in January.
The Republican Columbus native won Indiana’s gubernatorial race 50 to 46 percent over Democrat John Gregg in Tuesday’s election. Libertarian Rupert Boneham claimed four percent of the vote.
“Two years ago our little family chose to seek the privilege of serving all the people of Indiana. We presented a plan for the future, and tonight Indiana chose to join us on the road to build and even better Indiana,” Pence told supporters during his victory speech at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Surrounded by his family including first lady-to-be Karen Pence, Pence told supporters he is planning to put his Roadmap for Indiana plan into motion.
Pence, who has spent the past 12 years in U.S. Congress representing Indiana’s 6th District, may not have much difficulty in accomplishing his agenda. Republicans strengthened their large majorities in the Indiana House and Senate in Tuesday’s election.
“The time has come to set politics aside and work to the benefit of every Hoosier,” Pence said in crediting Gregg and Boneham for sacrificing to run for public office.
The governor-elect and outgoing Governor Mitch Daniels, who is term-limited, will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday afternoon.