By JOE BOALS
Kosciusko County residents braved the wind and chilly temperatures Friday afternoon to show support for their nominee for state governor, Republican Mike Pence. His visit to Warsaw was the third stop today as part of his Big Red Truck Tour to visit with supporters.
“I believe Indiana will take our rightful place as the leading state in the Midwest, and one of the fastest growing state economies in the United States within the next five years,” Pence told his supporters. “We’ve been spending the past year and a half building a portfolio of ideas that I believe will get this economy moving in Indiana and get these schools working for all of our kids.”
Pence stated Kosciusko plays a significant role, not only in his Roadmap for Indiana, but also the future of the state.
“Kosciusko County and Warsaw has just a dynamic local economy and I think they could really set the pace in life-sciences and agriculture for a real period of economic growth and investment,” said Pence. “One of the things I’m most excited about is the idea of bringing career and vocational education back to every high school in Indiana and we have that happening here in Kosciusko County.”
According to Pence’s Roadmap for Indiana, he intends to not only increase private sector employment, but also investment in Indiana’s traditional areas of strength, more specifically the strength and power of the life-science industry in communities such as Warsaw.
Milford resident Joe Gerencser came out to the rally to show his support. “I think he can keep the budget balanced. Now that we’re a Right to Work state, I believe he can keep up the work of our current governor,” he explained.
Pence also addressed another hot issue not only with Hoosiers, but many around the nation. Pence continues his support of Richard Mourdoch, stating the Republican nominee for Indiana’s senate seat has clarified his statement regarding rape and apologized and that it’s time to move on.
Pence was joined on his tour by his wife, Karen, and daughter, Charlotte, as well as his brother, Gregory.
With 11 days until the election, he continues the Big Red Truck Tour today and tomorrow visiting southern cities and towns and ending in Corydon, the original state capitol.