Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Eric Holcomb issued the following statement upon Governor Mitch Daniels’ appointment of state Senator Connie Lawson to be secretary of state:
“Connie Lawson is a superb choice for Secretary of State. She is a talented and capable leader respected by members of both parties.
“Connie has demonstrated her talent and leadership as Majority Floor Leader and Chair of the Local Government and Joint Rules committees in the Senate, where she has been a critical part of ensuring Indiana’s Comeback.
“In addition, Connie is no stranger to the issue of elections and, specifically, protecting the integrity of our electoral process. As ranking member of the standing committee on Elections, she brings to the job a unique expertise that will help her excel as Indiana’s chief elections officer.
“Hoosiers should be confident in the Governor’s choice and Indiana’s ability to move forward with one focus in mind: protecting the taxpayer through the integrity of our election’s process.”