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Jeff Cardwell Named New Party Chairman

Jeff Cardwell elected Indiana Republican Party chairman

INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2015) – Indiana Republican State Committee members today elected Jeff Cardwell to serve as state party chairman.

jeff_cardwell“I’m grateful and honored to have the opportunity to serve the party in this capacity, and I look forward to traveling the state to hear from our members,” Cardwell said. “I have a strong passion for giving back, and I’m dedicated to seeing Indiana and our party move forward.”

Gov. Mike Pence recommended Cardwell to fill the leadership post left by former Chairman Tim Berry who resigned earlier this month.

“Jeff Cardwell has been my friend for 30 years, and he is the right person at the right moment to lead the Indiana Republican Party,” Pence said. “I congratulate the Republican State Committee for electing Jeff as our party leader.”

In 2013, Cardwell was appointed as a senior advisor and special assistant to the governor. Pence appointed him in 2012 to serve as the executive director of the Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives.

In 2007, Cardwell was elected to the Indianapolis City-County Council and was re-elected again in 2011.

Cardwell serves as president and CEO of Do-it Best Home Center, and is well-known for his humanitarian efforts. He is involved with The Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity, and he helped establish the People Helping People Network, a not-for-profit charitable organization.

Cardwell is co-president of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis and Grace Assembly of God of Greenwood. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Cheryl, and they have three children.