A Closer Look At Indiana's New Governor, Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb, as seen through the viewfinder of a TV camera, sits on stage at the Indiana Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds during his inauguration. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Governor Eric Holcomb, as seen through the viewfinder of a TV camera, sits on stage at the Indiana Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds during his inauguration. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Governor Eric Holcomb, as seen through the viewfinder of a TV camera, sits on stage at the Indiana Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds during his inauguration. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Governor Eric Holcomb, as seen through the viewfinder of a TV camera, sits on stage at the Indiana Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds during his inauguration. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

A Closer Look At Indiana's New Governor, Eric Holcomb

Republican Eric Holcomb took the oath of office Monday as the 51st governor of Indiana. 

His rise to governor follows an improbable series of events: A year ago, Holcomb was a struggling Senate candidate who had never won an election -- until he defeated Democrat John Gregg for governor in November 2016.

WBEZ's Michael Puente joined the Morning Shift to talk about Holcomb's background and his priorities for the Hoosier State.