A Texan will serve as the Republican National Committee’s next general counsel, Chairman Reince Priebus announced Thursday.
Texas National Committeeman Bill Crocker will take over the position Priebus held while Michael Steele was RNC chairman. Crocker has been the RNC committeeman for Texas since 2004.
“I am thrilled to have someone on board with not only the legal and political expertise that Bill possesses, but also someone who is an expert on the nuts and bolts of this committee,” Priebus said in a statement. “His long service in Republican politics and experience at the grassroots level makes him an ideal choice as we continue to grow our Party.”
Crocker endorsed former Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis for RNC chairman in December, but Priebus included Crocker on his transition team after he was elected RNC chairman in January.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.