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Ind. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann submits letter of resignation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann submitted a letter of resignation to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the General Assembly Monday, according to a news release.

Her resignation will be effective Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m. The Republican governor's chosen replacement, former Indiana GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb, is expected to be confirmed by state lawmakers the following day.

Ellspermann signaled her intent to resign in December, when she announced interest in pursuing the open position of president of Ivy Tech Community College, which she has since applied for.

The text of her letter is as follows:

February 29, 2016

Dear Governor Pence,

It has been my honor to serve you and our great State as Indiana's 50th Lieutenant Governor. I am extremely proud of the many successes we have achieved during the past three years. From record numbers of jobs and investment in career and technical education to more than 350,000 Hoosiers enrolled in HIP 2.0 receiving consumer-driven, comprehensive healthcare, we have made great progress in making Indiana a State that Works.

Traveling across Indiana to all 92 counties, I have been privileged to hear the hopes, dreams and concerns of Hoosiers. This focused the work of the Lieutenant Governor's office and agencies. Our accomplishments led to significant results which helped to grow Indiana agriculture, reduce blight, enhance rural broadband, strengthen communities, energize entrepreneurism, increase tourism, expand the defense and life sciences industries, and improve the alignment of education and career training toward the needs of employers. And, we created a culture of creative problem solving and lean management leading to an empowered, efficient team focused on providing excellent service to Hoosiers every day. We saw performance go from good to great, as you requested, and for which I am very proud.

There are many challenges that remain, but none more important than increasing the postsecondary credentials of Hoosiers to fill the skilled workforce needs of Indiana employers and improve the opportunities of prosperity for families.

It is with conflicted heart that I share my resignation, effective Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 5 p.m. The opportunity to serve you and the wonderful people across Indiana as Lieutenant Governor has been the privilege of a lifetime. I am encouraged about the future of Indiana and look forward to continuing to serve Hoosiers in a meaningful way.

Most sincerely,

[Signed]

Sue Ellspermann, PhD
Lieutenant Governor

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