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.