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Randy Head elected to lead state GOP

Former lawmaker and lobbyist Randy Head will succeed Anne Hathaway as the head of the Indiana Republican Party. (Provided Photo/Indiana GOP)

(INDIANA CAPITAL CHRONICLE) — The Indiana Republican State Committee unanimously elected former lawmaker and lobbyist Randy Head to be the next chair of the state GOP on Monday, naming a successor for former chair Anne Hathaway.

Hathaway resigned after a 10-month stint chairing the party.

“I would first like to express my gratitude to the State Committee for their unanimous support. Having served on the State Committee, I have good relationships with its members and am ready to hit the ground running,” Head said in a statement.

“Luckily, Chairwoman Hathaway has put the party in a great position and I look forward to working with her and the rest of the State Committee to continue the Republican Party’s streak of success in Indiana. I would finally like to thank Senator Braun for his recommendation. We are ready to come together and make sure Republicans are sprinting across the finish line this Fall!”

Head has a bachelors degree from Wabash College and a law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The former deputy prosecuting attorney has 28 years of legal experience. Head also served as Logansport’s senator for 11 years.

In a release from the state GOP, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun praised Hathaway. Braun is the Republican candidate for governor and will run with self-identified Christian nationalist Micah Beckwith as his lieutenant governor after a surprise vote earlier this month.

“Congratulations to Randy Head on his unanimous election to serve as our party’s next chair! Last week, I met with the State Committee to put my full support behind Randy. He has served the Republican Party in many different facets over the years, and I look forward to working with him to ensure Republican victories across the state come November!”