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Friday, April 26, 2013

Matt Borges elected as Ohio Republican Party chairman

The Ohio Republican Party’s State Central and Executive Committee of Ohio met today in Columbus and elected Matt Borges of Columbus as the new Ohio Republican Party chairman and Kay Reynolds as vice chairwoman.

Borges, who received a majority of the vote, defeated Tom Zawistowski, a businessman and leader of the Portage County Tea Party.

Borges will officially begin his new term as Chairman on June 1. He succeeds Bob Bennett, who after 23 years service is the longest serving chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, will officially step down May 31.

“I am honored to have the trust and confidence of the Committee and proud to lead our Party heading into the next critical election cycle,” Borges said in a statement. “I also want to thank Bob Bennett for his over two decades of service to our party. Our Republican leaders led by Gov. John Kasich need our full support as we continue to build Ohio into the best state to live, work and raise a family.”

John Arthur Hutchison
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