JASPER, Ind. — A southern Indiana mayor is stepping down to take a senior post with the office of Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Mike Braun.
Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced Thursday that he will resign Jan. 1 to take a staff post with Braun, who unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 6 election.
Braun is a multimillionaire businessman whose auto parts company is based in Jasper, about 40 miles northeast of Evansville.
The (Jasper) Herald reports that Braun said in a statement that Seitz’s skills and passion make him “a tremendous asset” for his Senate staff.
Seitz was elected to two terms as mayor. His current term would have concluded at the end of 2019.
Seitz’s mayoral replacement will be chosen in a Republican precinct committee caucus vote later this month.