Gov. Pence Won’t Appear At OKI In Lawrenceburg; Holcomb Will Fill In
By Mike Perleberg
Indiana Governor Mike Pence, now Donald Trump’s running mate, has canceled a previously scheduled August 4 appearance in Lawrenceburg. Photo by John Sommers II, Reuters.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence will not be in Lawrenceburg this week as previously scheduled.
You can imagine that the governor’s schedule has gotten much busier since he became Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate on July 16.
Pence was to be the keynote speaker at this Thursday’s OKI Regional Council of Governments Annual Luncheon at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. According to an email from OKI CEO and Executive Director Mark Policinski, the organization was informed that late last Thursday that Pence won’t be able to keep the appointment.
“While we deeply regret this development, we understand his nomination as Vice-President on the Republican ticket changed his schedule. Frankly, I am impressed he considered our luncheon until this late date,” Policinski said.
OKI has tapped Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb to serve as the event’s new keynote speaker. Holcomb is also the Republican candidate for Indiana governor in this November’s election since he was chosen by the Indiana Republican State Committee to replace Pence as the gubernatorial nominee on the November ballot.
“The Lieutenant Governor will address Indiana’s transportation investments and provide us with valuable information regarding port developments in the Hoosier state,” said Policinski.
Dearborn County Commissioner Kevin Lynch (R) is in his second year serving as the president of OKI. He said the annual meeting in Lawrenceburg on August 4 has sold out for the first time in the event’s history.
The luncheon, which brings together some of the most powerful and influential government leaders in the tri-state, was also held in Lawrenceburg last year.