Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has become the first statewide elected official to publicly endorse a Republican candidate for President.

Ellspermann is throwing her support behind former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Ellspermann , along with Suzanne Jaworowski, the Communications and Government Affairs Director of Hallador Energy/Sunrise Coal,   is leading the effort to build support for Carly’s candidacy in Indiana and they both serve as state co-chairs.

They say they will work to communicate Fiorina’s “unique credentials and accomplishments”, and will help build a grassroots network of support.

“As a former business owner, I appreciate that Carly, previous CEO of a Fortune 100 company, has the background to grow our economy and lead our country,”  Ellspermann said. “With her breadth and depth of experience as a business leader, as the former Chair of the CIA’s Advisory Board and as the leader of multiple nonprofit organizations, Carly brings a fresh, yet informed perspective to Washington.  I believe Carly will place problem-solving before politics, a behavior Americans desire and deserve.”