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Indiana's first woman as Lt. Governor reflects on Harris' VP nomination

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 10:09:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The state's first-ever woman to serve as Lt. Governor, Kathy Davis, is reflecting on the vice presidential nomination of Kamala Harris.

WRTV6 asked Davis what this moment means for the United States. She says Joe Biden is seizing the moment.

"Well, it means we've arrived at a new place, and I think it will, of course, be even bigger. Once she's elected, and she's serving as the vice president. You know worse. We're seizing the moment, and Joe Biden is seizing a moment. And I think in this time when we've you know thought we knew about racial inequity and then have watched the disparity and deaths from COVID-19. And then the murder of George Floyd by a man while being videotaped I think there's just such a recognition of the urgency of making change of ending racial disparity and I think this is, you know, a wonderful, hopeful symbol of that."

Davis served as Lt. Governor for the late Democratic Gov. Joe Kernan from October 2003 through January 2005.

Since then, three Republican women have served as Lt. Governors, including Becky Skillman, Sue Ellspermann, and currently, Suzanne Crouch.

The state has yet to elect a woman to the governor's office.