Republican party members gathered Saturday to vote for the party‚Äôs leaders. Jennifer McGuire (left) and Gene Heckman count the ballots. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Republicans from Whitley County held a caucus for party reorganization Saturday.
Voting for party leaders only happens once every four years, so for Chairman Matt Boyd, this was a first.
After the votes were tallied, all positions remained the same. Laurell Hodges is vice-chairwoman, Neil Hanni is treasurer, Paul Zilz is secretary and Matt Boyd continues as the chairman.
‚ÄúThank you for all your support,‚ÄĚ Boyd said. ‚ÄúThis has been more work than I thought, but it‚Äôs been rewarding.‚ÄĚ
Boyd applauded the efforts of those re-elected to their positions.
‚ÄúThis is a great team to work with,‚ÄĚ said Boyd. ‚ÄúThis is a great group of Republicans. We have a united party and not a lot of internal strife like some parties do. For that I am thankful.‚ÄĚ
During the breakfast, Republicans in attendance were given a county government report by County Commissioner Tom Rethlake.
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