After four rounds of voting by the Republican Party caucus, Angie Garner became the new Huntington County Republican Party Chairwoman.
Running for the position against fellow Republicans Mike Crago and Andy Zay, none of the candidates received a majority in either the first or second round of votes – a requirement according to GOP Party rules.
Zay was eliminated in the third round with a total of nine votes to Crago’s 23 and Garner’s 22. Garner came out on top in round four, winning 33 of the 54 possible votes.
Garner replaced former GOP Chairman Kris Underwood who resigned earlier in June after moving to the Warsaw area.
Garner, who currently serves as the Huntington County Recorder, said she will continue that role until the end of the year. But Garner explained when her term expires, she has no intention for running for other political offices because she is at a point in her life where she can serve others.
During her speech to Republican caucus members, Garner said she would work hard to get GOP candidates elected in November and emphasized her goal to reunite the Republican party.
“I know I can’t do that by myself. I’m not naive,” she said. “I’m looking around this room here and I’m hoping that I’m not the only one that wants to see this party reunited.”