The time has come for a new person to fill Mitch Daniel’s shoes and take over as Indiana’s 50th governor, and that person is Mike Pence.
Monday’s inauguration ceremony started with a prayer, and transitioned its focus to the newly inaugurated governor taking the oath of office.
As he accepted the responsibilities of his new position, Pence said he was humbled and honored by the people of Indiana’s faith in him to serve.
“Our state is poised for greatness. The core of that greatness remains our people,” said Pence.
During his speech Monday, the Governor pushed forward his views on job creation and education in the Hoosier state, discussing future plans and reflecting on Indiana’s past.
“Because of our leadership these past eight years and the service of thousands of dedicated public servants, Indiana has emerged as a torch of fiscal responsibility, innovation and reform” said Pence.
Along with Pence, Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspersmann took their oaths as well. The Governor is scheduled to give his first State of the State address on Jan. 22.