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RESELECTED: County Republicans reorganize but with same leadership

March 4, 2013

Republican party members gathered Saturday to vote for the party’s leaders. Jennifer McGuire (left) and Gene Heckman count the ballots. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“Thank you for all your support,” Boyd said. “This has been more work than I thought, but it’s been rewarding.”

Boyd applauded the efforts of those re-elected to their positions.

“This is a great team to work with,” said Boyd. “This 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.”

During the breakfast, Republicans in attendance were given a county government report by County Commissioner Tom Rethlake.

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