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Complete gubernatorial field to participate in IU Public Policy Institute forum



INDIANAPOLIS — On Aug. 30, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute will host the three candidates for governor of Indiana — Rex Bell, former Indiana Speaker of the House John Gregg and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb — for a forum concerning critical issues now facing Indiana. The forum will be moderated by former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

The event is the first time all three candidates for governor will speak at a function addressing a wide range of issues. The candidates will not be onstage at the same time.

The forum is a project of the IU Public Policy Institute’s Policy Choices Initiative, which recently released a report titled Thriving Communities, Thriving State. The report examines issues facing Indiana’s rural, midsized and urban areas and considers policy, progress and priorities using a place-based approach, gaining a nuanced perspective about our population and economy.


  • Rex Bell, Libertarian Party candidate for governor
  • John Gregg, Democratic Party candidate for governor
  • Eric Holcomb, Republican Party candidate for governor
  • Randall Shepard, former chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court

WHAT: Indiana University Public Policy Institute Thriving Communities/Thriving State Gubernatorial Forum

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Doors open for setup at 6 p.m. Doors close at 6:55 p.m.

WHERE: Hine Hall Auditorium, 850 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis

RSVP: Tim Phelps, 317-536-6900 or

The IU Public Policy Institute is a multidisciplinary Institute within the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.