Jul 11 2023
Episode 86: Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch talks about her campaign for Governor discussing why she’s running, her building blocks for the future, and touches on mental health.
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch talks about her campaign for Governor. She discusses why she's running, her building blocks for the future, and touches on mental health. Why does she want to run for Governor? '"Hoosiers need a leader they can trust to propel our state into the future. I truly understand and can relate to what Hoosiers need and what. I have the leadership and experience to act upon what our state needs to be successful. That success will be determined by four building blocks --- growing our economy for everyone, investing in education, strengthening our families and communities, and transforming government." Did you know that "With former Eli Lilly and Company CEO John Lechleiter, Crouch founded and co-chairs the Indiana Roundtable on Mental Health, a partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Chamber, Lilly and other private sector organizations seeking to improve mental health outcomes in Indiana."? (Source: Evansville Courier & Press) Proud to have been born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, Suzanne previously served as Indiana’s State Auditor since January 2014 before becoming Lieutenant Governor. Before becoming Auditor, she served as the State Representative for House District 78 which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. Throughout her years of public service, Suzanne has been focused and committed to programs and services for people with disabilities. Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Suzanne spent eight years as Auditor of Vanderburgh County. She then went on to serve as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner until joining the Indiana House of Representatives. Constitutionally, as lieutenant governor, Suzanne serves as the President of the Indiana Senate. Statutorily, the Lt. Governor oversees a portfolio that includes the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), and Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC). Additionally, she chairs the Roundtable on Mental Health, the Intellectual and Development Disabilities Task Force and the Civics Education Commission. Suzanne graduated from Mater Dei High School in Evansville. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University, majoring in Political Science. She is married to Larry Downs and together they have a grown daughter, Courtney. Learn more about Lieutenant Governor Crouch at https://www.in.gov/lg/ To learn more about her campaign and platform, visit: https://crouchforindiana.com/