Berry Named New Indiana GOP Chairman
July 23, 2013 — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Indiana Republican Party’s executive committee have voted unanimously to elect state Auditor Tim Berry as the state GOP chairman and to hold their 2014 state convention in his hometown of Fort Wayne.
The committee endorsed Governor Mike Pence’s selection for the top state party post when it met Monday.
Berry will remain state auditor until Pence appoints a new one. Pence said Monday he has about six candidates and hopes to make the appointment by mid-August. He has said the person he selects should expect to seek a full term as auditor next year
The 2014 Republican convention will be held at Grand Wayne Center, site of the Democratic Party’s state convention last year. The Democratic convention attracted about 3,000 people to Fort Wayne.