NewsPublic Affairs / January 13, 2020

Department Of Revenue Head Announces Run For Attorney General

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Department Of Revenue Head Announces Run For Attorney General

Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp announces his bid for Attorney General.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Indiana Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp announced Monday he will seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General.

Krupp is challenging GOP incumbent Curtis Hill, who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

Adam Krupp never mentioned Curtis Hill by name in his remarks. But he made plenty of references to the embattled Attorney General as he launched his run for the office. He emphasized the “public trust” and says the state’s highest legal officer must “abstain from an offensive personality” – language directly from the ongoing attorney discipline case against Hill.

READ MORE: After Four Days Of Testimony, What Happens Next With Curtis Hill's Disciplinary Case?

“Without integrity and trust – the very core of any attorney’s credibility – the attorney-client relationship is broken … it’s time for Hoosiers to hire a new lawyer,” Krupp says.

Krupp has served state government under three governors: Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb. He's helped modernize the state's Medicaid eligibility program, guide the Bureau of Motor Vehicles through an overcharging scandal and update the Department of Revenue's tax collection system.

Krupp is resigning his state agency position to run for AG full time. His first challenge is getting the Republican nomination at the state party convention in June. Indianapolis attorney John Westercamp is also running for the GOP nomination.

There are two Democrats vying for the position – Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) and former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel.

Contact Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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