Eric Holcomb was sworn in as the governor of Indiana on January 11, 2017.
Holcomb was the 51st lieutenant governor of Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a trusted advisor to Gov. Mitch Daniels and Sen. Dan Coats and was state chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.
Holcomb also has experience at the district and local levels, managing successful campaigns for U.S. Rep. John Hostettler and serving as his district director, as well as a mayoral race in Vincennes, where he lived at the time. He and his wife, Janet, live with their dog, Henry, on the northwest side of Indianapolis.
Janet Holcomb became the first lady of Indiana when her husband, Governor Eric Holcomb, was sworn in on Jan. 11, 2017.
Mrs. Holcomb grew up on a horse farm near Muncie, Indiana, where she rode competitively in Western, English, and contesting events and regional shows. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts at Ball State University.
Mrs. Holcomb most recently served as vice president of her family’s manufacturing business, R&R Engineering, which distributes its products across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining the business, Mrs. Holcomb spent a decade leading fundraising efforts for several federal and statewide campaigns. She has utilized her fundraising experience to benefit many nonprofit organizations, including veterans, social service providers, arts organizations, animal welfare advocates, and scouting groups.
The first lady and Governor Holcomb live in Indiana with their dog, Henry.
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