State Republican Party chair Eric Holcomb is joining the staff of Senator Dan Coats. The move comes on the heels of the announcement earlier this week that Holcomb is leaving his current post.
When Eric Holcomb informed the Indiana Republican Party State Committee that he was stepping down as party chairman early next month, he promised an announcement about his future plans would come “sooner rather than later.” It only took two days.
Holcomb will become Dan Coats’ State Chief of Staff, overseeing the senator’s Indiana operations. In a statement, Holcomb called the move a great honor and natural next step.
Coats praised Holcomb’s veteran experience as both state party chair and long-time aide to former governor Mitch Daniels.
Coats’ current state Chief of Staff, Mike McMains, will stay on as senior counsel.