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Daniels Ran For Gov Because "State Was Slipping"
Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 1:17am
Trine University • Angola, IN

By: Jim Measel

(ANGOLA) - Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was in Angola on Monday for the inaugural Daniels Prize Lecture. It took place during Hoosier Boys State at Trine University. Daniels joined the two winners of the prize from last year for an hour-long question and answer session with Boys State delegates in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Incorporated Athletic Recreation Center. Joining the former governor and current President of Purdue University were General Motors Chair and former Cummins C.E.O. Tim Solso and educator Earl Phalen who is the founder of the Phalen Academy charter school in Indianapolis. Solso is last year's Daniels Prize winner while Phalen won the $50,000 grant that accompanies the prize.

Daniels said the governors office will be the only political office he will ever run for. In response to a question about his motivation for running, Daniels said he thought the state was slipping. He told delegates not to be afraid to ask a teacher for advice and urged more young men to attend college.

Monday's panel discussion was part of the Daniels Program sponsored by the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation which was established last year.


Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks with delegates to Indiana Boys State on Monday at Trine University.
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