Lt. Governor to Serve as "Acting Governor" While Governor in Surgery Tomorrow

Indianapolis – In advance of undergoing general anesthetic tomorrow as part of outpatient surgery to have a hernia repaired, Governor Mike Pence has taken action to temporarily transfer executive branch duties to Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, pursuant to Article 5, Section 10 (c) of the Indiana Constitution, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Friday. The change of power, which has been routine in past administrations, is explained in a letter to Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long. The letter in full can be found attached: Governor Letter

After the surgery is complete and the Governor has come out of anesthesia, he will sign a letter to Speaker Bosma and President Pro Tem Long explaining he will resume his executive branch duties. A media notice will be issued at this time.

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