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Governor-Elect Holcomb Thanks Chairman Jeff Cardwell For Service To Indiana GOP, Recommends Kyle Hupfer As Next State Chair
Updated December 13, 2016 7:02 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Governor-elect Eric Holcomb issued this statement after Jeff Cardwell's announcement that he will resign as state chairman of the Indiana Republican Party effective January 21, 2017, following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

"On behalf of all Hoosier Republicans, I thank Chairman Jeff Cardwell for his service to our Party and, most importantly, to our state.

"Under his leadership, Indiana Republicans made historic gains at every level of public service this past November - from local to federal office. But those gains are about more than winning elections, those gains are a reflection of Jeff's commitment to helping improve the lives of Hoosiers, something he has done from his days on the Indianapolis City-County Council through his time as state chairman."

"As a trusted advisor and friend to both Vice President-elect Pence and myself, I'm grateful that he has agreed to stay on board through the transition of state and federal government as we work to continue Indiana's momentum in the Statehouse and Vice President-elect Pence works to bring a new day to Washington, D.C., in The White House."

Cardwell informed State Committee of his plans to resign early next year on Friday, December 9, 2016.

In addition, during a conference call with members of the Indiana Republican Party State Committee this morning, Governor-elect Holcomb announced his recommendation that Kyle Hupfer, the current 5th District Chairman, succeed Cardwell as State Chairman.

"As treasurer of my campaign committee, co-chair of my Transition Board and a longtime friend, I know Kyle Hupfer is prepared to manage the robust statewide grassroots, finance and communications organization that is the Indiana Republican Party well into the future and ask that members of the State Committee select him as our next State Chairman."

A caucus to choose the next State Chairman will take place on February 1, 2017.

Kyle Hupfer

Kyle Hupfer is chief administrative officer and general counsel of Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc, in addition to serving as 5th District Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, treasurer of Eric Holcomb for Indiana and co-chair of the Holcomb-Crouch Transition Board. He previously served as the director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for Governor Mitch Daniels and also as the chairman of the Indiana State Fair Commission. He is currently a trustee at Manchester University and a member of several other not-for-profit organizations.

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