December 20, 2010 Leave a comment
With much disappointment, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2012. My end of year physical exam revealed minor health issues. Nothing will interfere with my devotion to my duties as Lt. Governor, and I plan to continue the same pace as always. However, it is best to continue without the additional stress of a gubernatorial campaign.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my family, office staff, campaign staff, and many friends and supporters throughout the state who offered great encouragement for my potential candidacy.
I look forward to the next two years of service with enthusiasm, particularly the up-coming legislative session, as Governor Mitch and I work every day to move our state forward.
Eric Bradner from the Courier-Press has a statement from Pence spokesperson Matt Lloyd saying an announcement regarding Pence’s intentions will come after January 1 and that,”Congressman Pence believes that the focus today should be on the lieutenant governor, her health and her long career of distinguished service to the state of Indiana.”
We at WSP send our best wishes to Lt. Governor Skillman. We agree with Governor Mitch Daniels statement: “Becky would have made a superb governor, ready in every respect and Hoosier to her core.”