Missoulian State Bureau HELENA - Mike Kiedrowski has agreed to stay on as executive director of the Montana Republican Party, new Chairman Ken Miller said Thursday.
Kiedrowski, who has served the last two years under former Chairman Matt Denny, had said he would be leaving the party to allow the new chairman to choose his own executive director.
"I've worked with Mike over the years and am convinced that he is the right person for the job," said Miller, a state senator from Laurel. "Republicans I talk with around the state are impressed with his abilities and energy and I'm honored to have him on our team."
Kiedrowski said he had worked with Miller and the new vice chairwoman, Billie Love of Belgrade, and believes they have the broad experience to carry the GOP into the 2002 election and beyond.
"They are the right people who can build on our recent successes," he said.
Kiedrowski is a graduate of Billings Central Catholic High School, and he received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Montana in 1998. He has worked for U.S. Rep. Dennis Rehberg and Rep. Rick Hill's re-election campaign in 1998 and his Billings congressional office in Billings in 1999.
Tami Huotari, executive secretary for the Montana GOP since April 2000, and Matt Ford, who has served as office assistant since 1997, have also agreed to continue working for the party.