NewsPublic Affairs / December 14, 2018

Merritt Resigns As Chairman Of Marion County GOP

Merritt Resigns As Chairman Of Marion County GOPIn a statement Merritt says the party needs a leader who can be "laser focused" on winning back the City-County Council and the Mayor's Office.Jim Merritt, Marion County Republican Party, Marion County, Indianapolis2018-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Merritt Resigns As Chairman Of Marion County GOP

State Sen. Jim Merritt resigned Friday as chairman of the Marion County Republican Party.

State Sen. Jim Merritt resigned Friday as chairman of the Marion County Republican Party.

In a statement Merritt says the party needs a leader who can be "laser focused" on winning back the City-County Council and the Mayor’s Office.

Many speculate Merritt resigned because he himself will try to take the mayor's office from incumbent Democrat Joe Hogsett. He says he's considering it.

Merritt held the chairman position for nearly two years. The decision is effective immediately, and a successor has not been named.

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