Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann hires ex-lawmaker as liaison

(WISH photo)
(WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican lieutenant governor has hired a former Democratic state legislator as her liaison to local government officials.

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s office announced Monday the hiring of Peggy Welch of Bloomington as director of intergovernmental relations.

Ellspermann and Welch served together in the Indiana House before the 2012 election, when Ellspermann was Gov. Mike Pence’s running mate and Welch lost her bid for an eighth legislative term after new GOP-drawn districts put in her in a heavily Republican district.

Welch currently is executive director of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council. She’ll start her new position in July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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