The Indiana Republican Party announced today that Chairman Tim Berry is stepping down. Governor Mike Pence is naming long-time friend and assistant Jeff Cardwell to replace him.
Berry released the following statement today…
“Serving as chairman and working alongside such dedicated Republicans has been an honor, and my decision to hand over the gavel was not easy,” Berry said. “The efforts by our officeholders, candidates, county parties, volunteers and supporters have helped make our party stronger, and last November voters reaffirmed their overwhelming support for conservative principles and Republican leadership. I’m particularly excited about the significant improvements we have made in the last year to build upon our voter database, strengthen our technology infrastructure and increase voter outreach. I’m humbled to have served the party in this capacity, and will continue to be a proud supporter. Hoosiers can rest assured that Indiana’s future and the future of the Indiana Republican Party remains bright.”
>Berry served two terms as state treasurer and was in his second term as state auditor in July 2013 when Gov. Mike Pence selected him to become chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.
He will stay through April to aid in the transition. Cardwell is a businessman and former Indianapolis City-County Councilor.