Indiana’s elected officials are praising the nomination for US Surgeon General. President Donald Trump has nominated Indiana’s health commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams for the position. Adams was appointed by Pence, then Indiana’s governor, to serve as the state’s health commissioner in 2014.
Adams has been a prominent backer of allowing Indiana counties to start needle-exchange programs aimed at stemming the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users as the state struggles with opioid abuse.
Governor Eric Holcomb says Adams is a dedicated champion for overall health and wellness and genuinely cares about citizens in every corner of our state. GOP Senator Todd Young state that The President would be hard-pressed to find a more exceptional person for the position.
Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly commented he’s worked closely with Dr. Adams for several years on efforts to respond to the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics across Indiana and called him a a willing partner, and looks forward to talking with him about his priorities for the Surgeon General position.