Recreational vehicles are emerging as a signature of sorts for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ administration, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star.
Daniels gained notoriety for his high profile RV treks on the campaign travel. And after taking office, he accepted a Monoco Coach motorhome for official use when traveling the state.
Recently he found out that his prison chief, J. David Donahue, has been living in a 34-foot 1999 motorhome manufactured by Gulf Stream Coach Inc.
Since taking over the Department of Correction, Donahue, the only non-Hoosier Daniels hired, has been commuting between Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky., where his wife is looking after their children, who are still in school.
Donahue said he didn’t want to uproot his family before the end of the school year, so he has been living living in the RV by himself while doing some preliminary house hunting.
“It accommodates me very nicely,” Donahue said. “It’s definitely allowed me to learn the landscape of the state.”