Pence taps former lawmaker Espich as top lobbyist

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov.-elect Mike Pence has tapped a retired lawmaker with four decades of legislative experience to guide his agenda through the Statehouse.

Pence announced Thursday that Jeff Espich would serve as his top adviser for legislative affairs.

Espich chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when he retired from the General Assembly this year.

Espich will have numerous strong relationships among House and Senate lawmakers to trade on as he lobbies for Pence's priorities. Pence has yet to say exactly what he will seek in his first year in office, other than saying he would like lawmakers to cut the state's personal income tax by 10 percent.

Espich joins Budget Director Chris Atkins and Chief Counsel Mark Ahearn in the still forming Pence team.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 181472021 -
Gray Television, Inc.