|Dear Indy Republicans,
On January 8th of this year I was fortunate to have been elected to serve as your Marion County GOP Chairman. As you all know, the Marion County Republican Party is incredibly important to me. The Marion County GOP brought me to Indianapolis – under former Chair Tom John in 2008. Over more than a decade I have worked alongside you and we’ve built incredible relationships.
On that Tuesday night at Dallara, I envisioned my tenure with Marion County being measured in years, not months. The lobby was filled with hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers who represent what is great about organizations – political or otherwise. I was and remain humbled by the support shown by each of you and have always viewed that trust as a blessing.
Fast forward seven months and I am pleased with where we are. We’ve built a strong and experienced team of candidates poised to reclaim the top offices in our county and return Indianapolis to a city of solutions, not just questions. We have a terrific team of Township Chairmen focused on strengthening each township and supporting candidates at every level. Our new Executive Director brings great knowledge and relationships to our team and is committed to supporting candidates and volunteers. We have incorporated new and more effective technologies to maximize the time of each and every volunteer. Last but not least, we have the support of a generous and diverse donor network that sees the opportunities that lie ahead and believes in our mission and our plan.
As much as I value my role as Chairman, I’ve been presented with a professional opportunity that will demand more of my time, and will unfortunately leave me less time to focus on my duties to our party. Therefore, with a heavy heart, I will be resigning as Chairman of the Marion County Republican Central Committee effective July 30.
This is not a decision that has been made quickly or easily. This decision does not change my belief in or my commitment to our Party. I am confident that we will elect a new chair who will keep our commitment to strengthening our grassroots network, ensure our candidates represent the people of their districts and will deliver every technological and tactical advantage to our team.
We will be successful this November and will build upon that momentum in 2020.
Chairman, Marion County GOP