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Governor Pence Wants Auditor Who Can Win 2014 Election

Governor Mike Pence says the person he selects to replace the outgoing auditor will be someone who is a viable candidate for the 2014 election.

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Gov. Mike Pence speaks at a media conference. Pence says he wants Tim Berry's replacement to be someone who can do more than just serve out the remainder of the term.

Governor Mike Pence says he will choose as the next State Auditor someone who can serve out the remainder of current Auditor Tim Berry’s term and will be a viable candidate in the 2014 auditor’s race.

Pence last week named Tim Berry as his choice to become the Indiana Republican Party’s new chairman.  Once Berry is officially elected by the state party executive committee later this month, Pence says he will begin the search for a new State Auditor.

He says Hoosiers deserve someone who can immediately step into the position.

“[They would] serve in that role in what would remain of Mr. Berry’s term but also have the opportunity to stand for election to that position in 2014,” he said.

State Auditor was going to be an open seat next year, as Berry was term-limited.  No one, Democrat or Republican, has declared their candidacy for the position.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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