The governor spoke some about his plans if reelected, including expanding preschool funding and combating drug abuse.
Holcomb was confirmed by both the House and Senate early in the day on Thursday.
Ellspermann leaves the Statehouse to pursue the presidency at Ivy Tech Community College.
Eric Holcomb will take over as the state's new Lieutenant Governor after he's confirmed by legislators.
Susan Brooks is not going to seek the Ivy tech presidency. Sue Ellspermann may face competition for the job though from other big name candidates.
Sen. Dan Coats' seat is up for grabs after he announced earlier this year he is retiring.
Sen. Dan Coats' is retiring in 2016, prompting several candidates to seek his seat.
Congressman Marlin Stutzman's opponent, former state GOP Chair Eric Holcomb, seems to have the monetary advantage with strong ties to the business community.
Holcomb has worked for several Indiana politicians but has never served in elected office himself.
Holcomb will become Dan Coats’ State Chief of Staff, overseeing the senator’s Indiana operations.