Statement as issued Monday by Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker on the swearing-in of Gov. Mike Pence today:
“We wish Governor Pence the best on his first day in office, and we look forward to seeing his full legislative agenda soon. We hope it will focus, as he pledged, on jobs and the economy and not on issues that will divide our state and put certain Hoosiers at a significant disadvantage.
“Governing our state is a privilege enjoyed by a rare few among us. The office is trust personified, and the officeholder must live up to the trust Hoosiers have placed in him or her. We look forward to working with Governor Pence on issues where we can find middle ground, and we will hold him accountable if he strays from a common sense agenda for all Hoosiers.”