Press release from the Indiana Republican Party:
Indiana Republicans nominate Berry and Mourdock for second terms as Auditor and Treasurer, White for Secretary of State
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Republicans officially nominated candidates for three statewide offices today at their 2010 State Convention. Current Auditor Tim Berry and current Treasurer Richard Mourdock will both run for second terms, and Fishers Town Councilman Charlie White received the Secretary of State nomination. All three ran unopposed.
“Tim Berry and Richard Mourdock have done a phenomenal job these past four years,” said Indiana Republican Party Chairman Murray Clark. “They don’t often receive the credit they deserve, but their work in managing the state’s money has been vital to helping Hoosiers weather the national recession. Charlie White gives us a third strong candidate on the statewide ticket, and we’re extremely confident that all will run winning campaigns this fall.”
Prior to serving as auditor, Berry, 48, served two terms as State Treasurer as was the Allen County treasurer before that. Mourdock, 59, served two terms as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner before being elected to replace Berry in the Treasurer’s office in 2006. White, 40, will replace outgoing Secretary of State and 4th District Congressional Candidate Todd Rokita, who is term limited. In his three terms on the Fishers Town Council, he has helped to oversee record economic and population growth.
“Our three candidates have proved time and again, and at various levels of government, to be fiscally responsible and diligent protectors of taxpayers and that’s what I believe Hoosier voters are looking for this year,” said Clark. “By contrast, Democrats in both Washington and Indiana are running on an agenda that is out of step with Hoosiers. The choice this fall is a clear one, and we look forward to helping Tim Berry, Richard Mourdock and Charlie White achieve victory.”
The 2010 Indiana Republican State Convention was held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Gov. Mitch Daniels was the keynote speaker.