Eric Holcomb Bio, Career, Party, Education, Age, Wife and Net Worth
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Who is Eric Holcomb?
Eric Holcomb (Eric Joseph Holcomb) is an American politician, currently serving as the 51st governor of Indiana since 2017. Eric is a member of the Republican Party. In addition, he served as the 51st lieutenant governor of Indiana from 2016 to 2017 under Governor Mike Pence.
After Lieutenant Governor Sue stepped down from her term on March 2, 2016. Eric was eventually nominated to fill the remaining time. During the 2016, election, Eric won the election for governor of Indiana over Democratic nominee John R. Gregg. In addition, he was again re-elected in 2020 after he beat Democratic nominee Woody Myers as Libertarian nominee Donald Rainwater.
Early Political Career
His career started when he started working for John Hostettler, who was a member of the United States House of Representatives in 1997. In 2000, he ran for the Indiana House of Representatives but lost to John Frenz.
In 2003, Holcomb worked as an advisor to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels until 2011. Moreover, he was eventually promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff and served as campaign manager for Daniels’ 2008 gubernatorial campaign. In 2011, he was elected Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.
However, he stepped down in 2013 to become the state chief of staff to U.S. Senator Dan Coats. Moreover, Dan declared in March 2015 that he will not seek reelection to the Senate in the 2016 election, while Holcomb indicated his desire to run. Holcomb dropped out of the Senate campaign in February 2016.
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
He became, lieutenant governor of Indiana after Sue Ellspermann declared she was resigning. Following her resignation, Governor Mike Pence appointed Eric to succeed her as Lieutenant Governor and be his running mate in the 2016 gubernatorial election. On March 3rd, 2016, she was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
How Old Is Eric Holcomb?
He was born on 2nd, May 1968, currently, aged 53 years
Eric Holcomb Family
Who Are His Parents?
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Neil and Marcia, although he has managed to keep other information about his siblings private.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has one sibling Brian
Eric Holcomb Education
He attended Pike High School in Indianapolis, where he graduated in 1990. After that, he joined Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. While at the Hanover he enrolled in the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta and served as the chapter president. In addition, he received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Trine University. Moreover, he also received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Anderson University on May 11, 2019.
Eric Holcomb Wife
He is happily married to Janet, running a family business in Madison County, Indiana.
Eric Holcomb Kids
They don’t have any kids at the moment
Governor of Indiana
During the 2016 gubernatorial election, Eric was a running mate of Governor Mike Pence who was seeking re-election. By late June, rumors had it that Mike was going to be the Republican nominee for Vice President under presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump began to attract traction.
At the beginning of July, Donald Trump officially appointed Mike as his official running mate. Following his appointment, he withdrew from the race of the gubernatorial election. After he withdrew from the race, Eric withdrew from running as a Lieutenant and decided to run for the governor. During the primary, he was elected on the second ballot by the Indiana State Republican Central Committee.
Moreover, after he was elected he chose Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch as his running mate. The duo was going to face John R. Gregg, 2012, Democratic nominee and former Indiana House Speaker. After over 106-days of the campaign, he defeated Gregg with 51.4% to 45.4%.
After winning the election he declared his agenda for the upcoming Indiana General Assembly legislative session. What he termed as ” Next Level Agenda” was based on five ” pillars”. The goal of these pillars was to strengthening and diversifying Indiana’s economy, infrastructure, education, workforce training, and public health. Furthermore, he went ahead and said civility was going to be the foundation of the other pillars.
Eric Holcomb, the newly elected governor, Holcomb has prioritized recruiting foreign investment and expanding global markets for Indiana-made goods. Moreover, Holcomb was named the International Center’s 2018 International Citizen of the Year in appreciation of his contributions.
Holcomb’s request for increased gasoline taxes and BMV registration fees to support infrastructure expenditure was passed by the Indiana legislature in April 2017. However, the law went into effect on July 1, 2017, and it is expected to raise $1.2 billion per year on average through 2024. Since 2017, FDI into Indiana has surged by 300 percent. Keith Cooper, who served eight years in jail after being falsely convicted of armed robbery, has been pardoned.
The Center for Investigative Reporting, in November 2019, reported that Eric had pressured an Indiana OSHA investigator to drop a worker fatality case against Amazon. As he wanted Indianapolis to have a better chance at being the home of Amazon’s HQ2. However, Eric’s office denied the allegation saying that he had never gone for a meeting with the OSHA commissioner and investigator. He went ahead and stated that the accusations against him would be a threat to Indiana’s ” positive business climate” and he demanded an apology.
Moreover, attorney General Curtis Hill in July 2020, accused Holcomb of exceeding his power by implementing a statewide face mask regulation with criminal consequences. According to Hill, the Indiana constitution grants only the legislature the authority to make laws.
As a result of her good works as a governor, he was again reelected as a governor in 2020. After that, he received the most votes for governor in Indiana history
He was inaugurated to a second term on January 11, 2021, as the new elected Attorney General Todd Rokita.
Eric Holcomb Height
He stands on an average height of 5ft 7inch and weighs 70kg
Eric Holcomb Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $1million.
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