The candidates began the forum with opening remarks, then individually answered questions submitted by IU students and arts advocates.
Indiana’s lieutenant governor also serves as secretary of agriculture and rural affairs
State Auditor Suzanne Crouch will join Republican Nominee for Governor Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse for a press conference.
Her candidacy was supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who appoints all members of the Ivy Tech board.
Sue Ellspermann, a Republican, resigned as lieutenant governor in March saying she would seek the Ivy Tech job.
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.
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman is citing "minor health concerns" as her reason not to run for governor.
Outgoing Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh says he will not seek a return trip to the governor’s office in 2012.