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Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch

Proud to have been born and raised in Evansville, 52nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch is a lifelong Hoosier.

Throughout her years of public service, Lt. Gov. Crouch has been committed to programs and services for Hoosiers with disabilities or who are struggling with mental illness or addictions.

Lt. Gov. Crouch is co-chair of the Indiana Mental Health Roundtable and plays a key role in planning the Indiana Mental Health Roundtable Summit. The Summit annually attracts more than 500 community leaders from across the state to develop action steps to combat the mental illness and addiction crisis in Indiana.

During the 2023 General Assembly, Lt. Gov. Crouch made history by passionately testifying in support of Senate Bill 1, an uncommon effort for a sitting governor or lieutenant governor. The bill established infrastructure and funding for mental health and addiction services in Indiana.

Constitutionally, as lieutenant governor, Crouch serves as the President of the Indiana Senate.

Statutorily, the lieutenant governor oversees a portfolio of agencies that includes the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC).

Additionally, she chairs the Intellectual and Development Disabilities Task Force, The Indiana Main Street CouncilINVets and the Civics Education Commission.

Other initiatives she and her office oversee include the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, the Golden Hoosier AwardHoosier Women Artists and Brilliant Firefly.

From 2014 to 2017, Crouch served as Indiana’s State Auditor. Before becoming State Auditor, she represented House District 78, which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, in the Indiana House of Representatives. She was a state representative for nine years.

Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, the lieutenant governor spent eight years as auditor of Vanderburgh County. During that time, her office received its first clean bill of health in decades from the State Board of Accounts. She then went on to serve as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner until joining the Indiana House of Representatives.

The following is a representation of awards and recognitions Lt. Gov. Crouch has received throughout her years of public service:

  • Edgewater Health Leadership Award (2024)
  • IN Association of County Commissioner’s Friend of Local Government (2023)
  • Trine University Woman of Distinction (2021)
  • Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence (2021)
  • Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna (2018)
  • Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF) Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)
  • Arc of Indiana Public Policy Award (2012)
  • National Coalition of Capital Champion of Small Business Award (2012)
  • IN Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF) Legislator of the Year (2011).

Lt. Gov. Crouch graduated from Mater Dei High School in Evansville. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, majoring in Political Science. She is married to Larry Downs, and they have a grown daughter, Courtney.

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