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Local News
11:11 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Indiana State Auditor Dwayne Sawyer Resigning

Dwayne Sawyer, left, was introduced as Indiana's new auditor by Gov. Mike Pence in August
Brandon Smith/Indiana Public Broadcasting

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.

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Local News
3:23 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Potential Indiana Auditor Appointee Asks to be Removed From Consideration

LaPorte, Indiana Mayor Blair Milo
City of LaPorte, Indiana

One of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s candidates for the post of state auditor has asked Pence to remove her name from consideration.

The Times of Munster says Blair Milo is one of at least six Republicans whom Pence has interviewed for the post.    She’s the mayor of Laporte, in northwestern Indiana.

Milo says she can best fill her commitments to serving the people of LaPorte by remaining as mayor.  Her first term in that office runs through 2015.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault says the governor is grateful Milo was willing to consider serving.

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Local News
1:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Indiana Auditor Tim Berry to be New State GOP Chair

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has picked state Auditor Tim Berry as the new Indiana Republican Party chairman.

Berry will leave his job at the Statehouse to run the party full time and Pence campaign manager Kyle Robertson will take over as the state party's executive director.

Berry is from Fort Wayne and is in his second term as state auditor after serving eight years as state treasurer.

He will replace Eric Holcomb, who resigned last month to become U.S. Sen. Dan Coats' state chief of staff.

Local News
4:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Four Indiana Republican Party Leaders Moving On

Eric Holcomb
Indiana Republican Party

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb leads a number of high-level departures from the state party half a year after the 2012 elections.

Holcomb announced today that he’s leaving to take a job outside politics. Former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Vice Chair Sandi Huddleston and Executive Director Justin Garrett also are leaving their posts within the party.

The departing group had worked closely with former Gov. Mitch Daniels over the last eight years in building the party into a dominant force in state politics. Gov. Mike Pence had asked Holcomb to stay on.

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