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Zoeller takes oath for second term

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller took the oath of office on Monday, officially beginning his second term.

He defeated Democratic challenger Kay Fleming, an Indianapolis attorney in private practice, in November.

Zoeller was sworn in on the Capitol steps by Chief Justice Brent Dickson during a ceremony in which Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Gov. Mike Pence also were sworn in.

“My office will endeavor to serve the three coequal branches of government and build bridges between their separate authorities by convening a coalition of our clients in common purpose. Many of our challenges require each of the separate branches to cooperate and support each other’s efforts to address complex issues. We will strive to become a ‘force multiplier’ within government,” Zoeller said.

Zoeller took the oath accompanied by his wife, Kerrie Zoeller, and their children Gretchen, Katherine and Michael Zoeller

The 152 deputy attorneys general will take the oath of office again as a group Tuesday.
 

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