The head of the state Republican Party is stepping down.
The Wisconsin GOP says executive director Joe Fadness has resigned in order to join Governor Scott Walker’s campaign team. He will be heading up the team that’s in charge of getting Walker on the presidential primary ballot in each state.
Fadness got his start in politics in 2003, working as intern in the Milwaukee County Executive’s office when Walker held that position. He’s been with the state Republican party’s operation since 2013.
Mike Duffey, a Wauwatosa native who was state director for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, will take over as the party’s new executive director.