The Starke County Republican Party has new leadership. Dave Kesvormas was formally selected as the party chair during a caucus Tuesday, following the resignation of Brenda Stanojevic. Kesvormas says he was the only one to express interest in the position.
He says he has a few goals going forward. “We’re going to look hard to work with all our candidates and office-holders in current times, as well as in the future election,” Kesvormas says. “There are a lot of changes with lots of things that lots of the other counties are doing, and I want to take a look at what some of the best practices are in other counties.”
He says party officials haven’t made a decision yet about who’ll take over his former position of vice chair, but he expects that to be done soon. Kesvormas also serves as the president of the Hamlet Town Council.
The change comes two months after Starke County Democrats chose a new party chair of their own, with outgoing Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston taking over from Kenny Wallace.