Jim Wallace to Announce He Will Run for Governor

We cannot say we are surprised but several in the media are reporting on Twitter that Jim Wallace will announce he is running for Governor.  We are not surprised because there have been a few letters to the editor sent in saying he should run. 

These letters seemed to be the type a candidate gets people to send in to raise their name into speculation.  There is also a Facebook page called Families for Wallace.  The Facebook page has the below biography information. 

Jim Wallace has made a career of leading people and getting things done.  As son, father, employer, and friend, he has led by example, setting the bar high and helping everyone who knows him to aim higher and achieve more.

Jim’s experiences make him a perfect, family-oriented candidate to create jobs and improve the quality of life for all Hoosiers.

EDUCATION

Kankakee Valley High School, Wheatfield IN

Graduate, 1979.  National Merit Scholar, Top Ten Distinguished Graduate.

All conference, four-year letterman, football and track athlete; senior class president.

U.S. Military Academy, West Point NY

Bachelor of Science degree, 1983; National Merit Scholar and Dean’s List honors.

Football and track athlete.

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, Cambridge MA

MBA degree, 1989; academic scholar, wrote thesis on successful economic growth strategies.

Elected president of student body.

MILITARY SERVICE

U.S. Army, Fort Hood TX

Captain, Combat Helicopter Pilot; deployed to Europe and Army Desert Training Center.

Received Army Achievement, Army Commendation, and Meritorious Service Medals.

Airborne and Air Assault qualified.

PROFESSIONAL 

Strategy consultant, Mitt Romney, CEO; Bain & Company, Boston MA

Director of Management Services, Mayor Steven Goldsmith; Indianapolis IN

Service, Efficiency, and Limited Taxation for Indianapolis Committee; Mitch Daniels, Chairman

Head of Strategy, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Indianapolis IN

Developed and implemented Acordia Insurance IPO growth plan; created three new Indiana companies comprising $200 million in first-year revenues; negotiated and coordinated multiple Blue Cross-Blue Shield acquisitions resulting in nation’s largest health insurer (Wellpoint).

Chief Operating Officer, SpecialMed Inc; Indianapolis IN

Developed specialist physician company comprising over 500 physicians and 5,000 practice personnel; led day-to-day operations.

Chief of Staff, Conseco Health; Carmel IN

Directed marketing, strategy, and finance functions for $1.2 billion Health Division; coordinated oversight of all operations serving 1.4 million policyholders. 

Founder, President, and CEO, TWG Capital Inc; Indianapolis IN

Created merchant bank providing financial services to insurance professionals nationwide.  Direct origination and business development leading to growth of over 60% annually to $350 million in assets, $25 million annual revenue, and $21 million annual cashflow.

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7 Responses to Jim Wallace to Announce He Will Run for Governor

  1. Mark says:

    Who? I have never seen him at any events I attend and I attend a lot of events

    • Istra says:

      when the WI dems cut out, if these were my reps, I’d be royally piessd off. I’d be tempted to take off work, legitimately, and hunt them down, and stand outside their hotel room screaming! If I did this just to get out of the work I was hired to do, I’d be fired before I got 5 miles away from the office. Why is this behavior even remotely acceptable?!Citizens of WI and IN, you all need to get off your cans and recall, impeach, whatever it takes to FIRE these slackers! If you don’t, you’re just as chickenshit as they are!

  2. We’ve heard a lot of those kinds of comments. We’re hoping the media gets some more background information on him. He doesn’t seem to have a website up.

    Any Wallace supporters have more information?

  3. T.H. Paine says:

    Since you posted this I started to do some research on Mr. Wallace. Someone with a strong business background would be good Hoosiers who need jobs. It appears he has a strong business background. There are still a lot of folks out of work in Indiana.

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  5. We don’t disagree that a strong business background would be great but this guy will not make it through a primary against Mike Pence.

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