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11:11 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Indiana State Auditor Dwayne Sawyer Resigning

Indiana's state auditor is resigning just a few months after taking office.

The governor's office says Republican Auditor Dwayne Sawyer has submitted his resignation from the statewide office effective Dec. 15.

Gov. Mike Pence had appointed the former Brownsburg Town Council president to the office in August to replace Tim Berry, who became the new Indiana Republican Party chairman.

Sawyer's resignation letter cites unspecified family and personal concerns for stepping down.   Pence says it has nothing to do with Sawyer’s fiduciary responsibilities or the execution of his duties as auditor.

Sawyer is the first black Republican to hold a statewide office in Indiana. He had been expected to seek a full term as the state's chief financial officer in next year's election.