Governor Recommends Sen. Coats’ Wife For GOP Leadership Role

Governor Mike Pence is recommending Marsha Coats to become Indiana’s Republican National Committeewoman.

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Photo: U.S. Embassy

Marsha Coats (center) meets with German officials to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek.

Governor Mike Pence says he is recommending Marsha Coats, the wife of U.S. Senator Dan Coats, be named Indiana’s Republican National Committeewoman.

Former Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman joined other top officials in the state Republican Party last month in a mass resignation, allowing Pence to nominate a new leadership team.

Skillman’s position, Republican National Committeewoman, was the last seat unfilled by Pence until the governor Wednesday recommended Marsha Coats.

In a statement, Pence praised the wife of Senator Dan Coats as a remarkable woman who has devoted her life to serving the Republican Party and the state. Pence notes her work with charities and volunteer organizations as well as her career as a teacher.

The state Republican Party Executive Committee will vote on Pence’s nominations next week.

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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