Local News
10:35 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Dwayne Sawyer Appointed Indiana Auditor; Becomes First Black Republican to Hold Statewide Office

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has appointed a new state auditor.

Pence today announced the appointment of Dwayne Sawyer to replace Tim Berry, who stepped down to become the chairman of the state Republican Party.

Sawyer will be the first black Republican to hold a statewide office in Indiana.

The Purdue University graduate comes to the job from Brownsburg, in Hendricks County, where he has been president of the town council and active in the Republican Party.

He’ll serve the remainder of Berry’s term, which runs through 2014,  and plans to seek a full, four-year term.

Sawyer will be sworn in as the new auditor on Monday.