Updated: April 4, 2013 6:59AM
The Porter County Republican Precinct Organization met Saturday in a caucus and elected a new leadership team including Michael Simpson of Valparaiso as chairman; Victoria Gresham of Portage as vice chairman; Ken Williams of south Porter County as treasurer; and Krista Arvidson of the Duneland area as secretary.
“Our new leadership team is honored and humbled by the trust that the Porter County Republican Precinct Organization has placed in us,” Simpson said in a news release. “We look forward to strengthening an effective communication network with the precinct organization, officeholders and candidates to advance the Republican ideals of smaller, efficient and responsive government, and keeping Porter County the best place to live, work, build a business, raise a family.”
Simpson, formerly vice chairman, replaces Joyce Webster of Portage, who did not seek re-election.
Gresham has served as vice chairman of the Portage Township Precinct Organization
Arvidson replaces Donna Levi, who did not seek re-election, as secretary, and currently serves as secretary of the Porter County Young Republicans.
Williams was re-elected to serve another term as treasurer.