The Independence Party of Minnesota announced this weekend that Mark Jenkins will be the interim Chair of the Independence Party. The decision was made by the state party’s Executive Committee. The IP took the action after IP Chair Jack Uldrich resigned for professional reasons.
The IP says Jenkins will complete the remaining two months of Uldrich’s term and will seek a full two-year term at the Party’s state convention on April 30 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center in Lakeville, MN.
“I will ask this Party to put our collective focus on finding and supporting candidates for more of the down-the-ballot positions. By building on wins in local and county elections, we build “our bench” for bigger races down the road. Winners are winners regardless of the number of citizens they are elected to represent,” Jenkins said in the news release.
“Mark has the vision, passion, energy and the commitment to take this Party to the next level. His election will give him the opportunity to act on his short-term plans for the Party while also providing Party members a two-month window to assess his very capable leadership skills,” outgoing Chair Jack Uldrich stated in a news release.