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Morgan County GOP Chair Announces Bid For State Treasurer

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Indiana will elect a new state treasurer next year. And a county Republican Party official became the first to officially throw his hat into the ring Monday.

Daniel Elliott is a former member of the Morgan County Council and current head of the Morgan County Republican Party. The software company owner said he’s running for Indiana state treasurer to promote economic development, ensure transparency and uphold what he calls “fiscal conservatism.”

The state treasurer helps manage and invest Indiana government’s money. Current Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has served in the role since 2014 and is term-limited, unable to run for the office again.

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Republican and Democratic Party state convention delegates will choose their nominees next year before Hoosier voters choose the next state treasurer in the November 2022 election.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.