State Republicans re-elect Mac Brown as party chairman

06/10/2017 12:49 PM

The Republican Party of Kentucky’s State Central Committee re-elected RPK Chairman Mac Brown to the party’s top post Saturday, the state GOP announced in a news release.

Brown, a retired executive at Brown-Forman, has chaired RPK since November 2015 and oversaw the party as the GOP wrested control of the state House of Representatives from Democrats for the first time in nearly a century.

The 2016 electoral wins in the House gave Republicans supermajorities in both chambers in the General Assembly. Brown also chaired Gov. Matt Bevin’s transition team as he took control of the Governor’s Office in December 2015.

Brown said his time as head of the state GOP “has been the pleasure of a lifetime.”

“Since I’ve become Chairman, we have made historic gains but it’s my hope that at the end of this term as Chairman, I can say that I have left behind a Republican Party better, stronger and more sustainable,” Brown said in a statement.

Others named to RPK leadership positions are DeAnna Brangers, who was re-elected as vice chair, and Karen Kelly and Adam Haley, who will serve as secretary and youth chair, respectively, according to the news release.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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