We were able to track down a copy of Jim Wallace’s letter to Party leaders announcing his intention explore running for Governor. Enjoy!
JIM WALLACE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING
2012 REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR
FISHERS, IN – Jim Wallace, Indianapolis businessman, sent the following letter today to state, district, and county Republican Party officers and leaders regarding his intention to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2012:
Republican Friends and Colleagues:
As a leader of the Indiana Republican Party, I know you’re aware of the great changes in the political landscape the past several years. With the election of a GOP majority in Congress and both houses of the State Legislature, the next election will be critical in carrying through the fiscal conservatism that swept the new majorities into office.
Essential to this task is electing a governor that understands the work and business challenges in Indiana, and can lead the effort to build Indiana’s economy and quality of life. Understanding the challenges and requirements is not enough—possessing the track record of successful business and executive leadership is fundamental to delivering on the promise for Indiana citizens. Such experience is essential to being an effective ambassador for Indiana workers and businesses, and bringing high-quality, high-paying jobs to Hoosier families.
I am that leader. From attending West Point and flying combat helicopters in the Army to graduating from Harvard Business School and working with companies around the country to create jobs, my background has trained me for the challenges of leading Indiana in the next decade.
Closer to home, my experiences as head of strategy at Anthem/Wellpoint, chief of staff of Conseco Health, and founding and building my own company, TWG Capital, from zero to $350 million in assets in ten years, uniquely position me for the economic challenges that lay ahead.
Most importantly, having worked with former mayor Steve Goldsmith and Governor Mitch Daniels on the Indianapolis SELTIC Commission, as well as having served on both the Fishers and Hamilton County Councils, give me the valuable perspective of being a true citizen-servant, as originally conceived by our Founding Fathers and embodied in our own Legislature.
With that in mind, I am exploring the opportunity to be your Republican nominee for governor in 2012. With the support of a number of business and community leaders, I am embarking on a series of meetings to understand exactly what Indiana families, businesses, and communities need in the coming years, and how I might be uniquely suited to help.
I will be contacting you in the next few weeks to schedule a time to meet and get your perspective, and I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Thank you for your dedication and service to Indiana and the Republican Party.