Republican party members gathered Saturday to vote for the partyâ€™s leaders. Jennifer McGuire (left) and Gene Heckman count the ballots. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
â€śThank you for all your support,â€ť Boyd said. â€śThis has been more work than I thought, but itâ€™s been rewarding.â€ť
Boyd applauded the efforts of those re-elected to their positions.
â€śThis is a great team to work with,â€ť said Boyd. â€śThis 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.â€ť
During the breakfast, Republicans in attendance were given a county government report by County Commissioner Tom Rethlake.
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