In an overwhelming vote Saturday morning, Marion County Republicans chose Governor Eric Holcomb’s deputy campaign manager as their new Chairman.

Joe Elsener won with nearly 75-percent of the vote.

Elsener beat Mars Hill businessman John Schmitz and precinct committeeman Alex Hamby,

There were 256 votes, total.

Elsener says he has a five-point plan to restore the County party including fundraising, outreach, and more training for PC’s and township chairmen.

Democrats re-elected Kate Sweeny Bell as County Chair.  She ran unopposed.

Meanwhile, in Hamilton County, republicans re-elected Laura Campbell,   She won with 62 percent of the vote.