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State Auditor Resigns After Three Months On The Job

Gov. Mike Pence announces Dwayne Sawyer as his choice for state auditor.

State Auditor Dwayne Sawyer has resigned just three months after taking the job.

The governor appointed Sawyer to the position in August, replacing now-State Republican Party Chair Tim Berry. Sawyer was the first African-American Republican to hold a statewide office.

The Brownsburg native submitted his letter of resignation to Pence Monday.  In it, Sawyer cites family and personal obligations as the reason for his departure.

Governor Mike Pence accepted Sawyer’s resignation this morning. In a statement, he says job performance played no part in Sawyer’s resignation.

“Mr. Sawyer made his decision for personal and family reasons and let me say that I respect his decision and I’m also going to respect his privacy,” Pence says.

Sawyer’s resignation is effective Dec. 15. Pence says he hopes to name a new State Auditor before then.

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