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Hoosiers Elect Trio Of Republican Women To Statewide Posts

Tera Klutz celebrates her first election win, but has served as the state's auditor since she was appointed in 2017. (Brock Turner, WTIU/WFIU News)

Indiana elected a trio of Republican women to serve as auditor, treasurer, and secretary of state.

It was a good night for the Republican trio of Tera Klutz, Kelly Mitchell, and Connie Lawson. The three stumped on the campaign trail together and joined fellow Republicans during a watch party on Tuesday.

The longest serving member of the trio is Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The Republican was appointed by then-Governor Mitch Daniels.

If the General Assembly decides that’s something they would like to do, certainly I would support that, but they haven’t brought that up. We give Hoosiers ample time to vote, we’re open for early voting for 28 days before the election, and we don’t shut that off until noon the day before the election.

Tera Klutz was appointed to state auditor after now Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch vacated the position in 2017.   

She plans to increase transparency and educate voters on how the office serves them.

State Auditor Kelly Mitchell plans to follow a similar script. The incumbent defeated Democrat opponent John Aguilera to win her second term.

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