Indianapolis, Ind. (WANE) – Republican Todd Rokita has defeated Democratic challenger Jonathan Weinzapfel to become Indiana’s next Attorney General.

The two were vying for Attorney General Curtis Hill’s seat. Hill was defeated by Rokita for his party’s nomination following allegations that he groped several women at a party.

Rokita served as Secretary of State then went on to represent Indiana’s 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Weinzapfel is the former Mayor of Evansville where he served two terms. He also served in the Indiana General Assembly as a State Representative before becoming Mayor.

Rokita issued the following statement following his victory:

“I want to thank my fellow Hoosiers for the trust and confidence you have placed in me to serve as your next Attorney General. And thanks to my family, friends, co-workers, our great volunteers and all the men and women of good faith who wanted to make sure we had the best person for this important job.

You know our state has come so far under commonsense conservative leadership over the last 15 years. We have become a leader in the nation in every category that matters. Now we must keep it that way.

As a statewide officer holder I will continue to provide that same kind of pro-growth, limited government leadership which has allowed our state to succeed. In all things I will work to protect Indiana and put Hoosiers first.

I will defend – not defund – our police, working with law enforcement to uphold the Rule of Law.

I will work to stop waste, fraud, and corruption in government.

I will work tirelessly to support our job creators and help restore – and grow – our economy.

I will uphold the Constitution, both our 1st Amendment and 2nd Amendment Rights, for all Hoosiers regardless of background.

I will protect the taxpayers because I will never forget those dollars come from hard working Hoosiers.

I know our nation was founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and I will defend the right to life.

Working together, our best days are ahead us.

Thank you again and God bless.”

Republican Todd Rokita’s campaign focused on job creation and recovering Indiana’s economy and his Democratic opponent concentrated on protecting the Affordable Care Act and legalizing marijuana.

Rokita is against the Affordable Care Act and thinks the state should be in charge of your healthcare. As a result— he plans on keeping Indiana in the lawsuit against the ACA.

Weinzapfel said he would immediately take Indiana out of the lawsuit against the ACA. He also wants to legalize marijuana as a way to also help Indiana recover economically from the pandemic.