Indiana Republican Party
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Four of the top leaders in the Indiana Republican Party are departing.
Party Chairman Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the post. Holcomb has helped build the GOP into the dominant party in Indiana – Republicans have supermajorities in both the House and Senate
No new party chairman has been named yet, but Governor Mike Pence will have a major influence on who that person is.
“Chairman Eric Holcomb and his team led one of the most successful State Party tenures in Indiana history,” Pence said, wishing Holcomb future success. “I am grateful he was willing to stay on, and I thank him for his leadership during the early days of my Administration. Eric's selfless service to Indiana and the Republican Party is a big reason why Indiana is the envy of the nation.”
The governor had asked Holcomb to stay on for the start of his first term in office. Holcomb's last day will be July 9, the same day as the party's summer dinner in Indianapolis.
Other party members will be leaving at around the same time. Vice Chairman Sandi Huddleston, Treasurer Peter Deputy, and Executive Director Justin Garrett announced their upcoming departures.
Former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman also announced she will stop down as one of Indiana’s two appointees to the Republican National Committee. Her announcement came the same day she was named to the Old National Bank Board of Directors.
“Hoosiers across the state know Lt. Governor Becky Skillman's incredible devotion to public service. I appreciate her service as RNC Committeewoman and know that Becky's commitment to making Indiana a better place for all Hoosiers will continue through her other endeavors,” said Pence.