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At Least Six Candidates for State Auditor Appointment

Pence says he'll name Berry successor in "the coming weeks"

7/17/2013


Departing State Auditor Tim Berry (RTV6 file photo)

The job of Indiana state auditor will open up next week, with no word yet on who will fill it.

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Republican Party district chairs meet Monday to formalize the selection of current auditor Tim Berry as the new state chairman. Governor Pence says he's met with six potential successors so far, and may interview more this week. He says he'll announce the appointment in "the coming weeks."

Whoever Pence picks will have the inside track to be nominated for a full four-year term at next year's state GOP convention.

Lewisville Representative Tom Saunders, Brownsburg Town Council president Dwayne Sawyer, and Indianapolis City-County Council Minority Leader Michael McQuillen had all indicated interest in running for auditor before Berry's appointment created an immediate vacancy. Fishers attorney Cecilia Coble has also been rumored to be in contention.

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