The following is an announcement from Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey regarding personnel changes at state GOP headquarters:
Phoenix, May 31 – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey announces that Brett Mecum, a holdover from the previous Pullen administration, has left his position of State Executive Director to pursue other opportunities.
“Upon my election in January, I chose to retain Mr. Mecum so he could provide transition for the Party as we gear up for the 2012 election cycle,” stated Mr. Morrissey. “With the conclusion of that transition period, it is time to employ and empower the highly qualified personnel necessary to achieve the results Arizona Republicans expect.”
Mr. Morrissey continued, “As the first step in that process, I am proud to announce that the Honorable Thayer Verschoor has agreed to provide the staff leadership necessary for across-the-board Republican victories at all levels across Arizona in 2012.”
Senator Verschoor stated, “I am honored that Chairman Morrissey has entrusted me to be a key component of his team in these critical days for the state. My efforts over the next seventeen months will be focused on electing small government conservatives so small businesses can once again flourish and provide employment opportunities for all Arizonans.”