INDIANAPOLIS — Delegates at the Indiana Republican Party State Convention nominated Dr. Jennifer McCormick and Curtis Hill as candidates for superintendent of public instruction and attorney general, respectively, in the November general election. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb was also nominated for lieutenant governor. The nominations were made Saturday, June 11.
Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell stated: “Dr. Jennifer McCormick’s leadership and experience in Indiana’s public education system will be a valuable asset as we work together to defeat Glenda Ritz and put students where they deserve to be: first.
“Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill is a dynamic leader who through his courage of convictions and commitment to his responsibilities, has led one of the most successful county prosecutor offices in the state. Indiana has been, and will continue to be, on the front lines of fighting federal overreach with Curtis Hill as our attorney general.
“Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb brings an enthusiasm and optimism to his role that is contagious. Having been at the side of Governor Mitch Daniels, Senator Dan Coats and now Governor Mike Pence, Lt. Gov. Holcomb knows what it takes to implement common sense solutions to keep Indiana growing. He also knows the consequences of turning back the clock to the days of when John Gregg was Speaker of the House and we had massive deficits and tax increases.”
McCormick, superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, issued this statement following her nomination as the Republican candidate: “Traveling around the state of Indiana these past several months, the message from delegates, teachers, parents and students has been clear: Indiana’s Department of Education needs leadership and it needs a vision. I am honored to have received the nomination of the Indiana Republican Party for superintendent of public instruction today. Working with all stakeholders, at every level and in every community, I will bring leadership and vision to the department of education because Indiana’s students, parents, families, teachers, educators and administrators not only deserve better, they deserve the best. I look forward to the general election campaign and hope all voices involved in the conversation put students over politics.”
Hill, Elkhart County Prosecutor, issued this statement on the vote: “I am honored and humbled to be the Republican nominee for attorney general. This campaign from the beginning was about offering my experience and leadership on the challenges that face Hoosiers today. We need an attorney general who will never waver from standing up to federal government overreach and who has experience dealing with frauds, scams and violent crime on a daily basis. I thank all those who supported my campaign from the beginning, including over 40 Indiana county prosecutors; the federal, state and local officials who joined along the way; and the delegates of the Indiana Republican Party State Convention who nominated me for this important responsibility.”