A Columbus resident will head the statewide campaign finance committee of U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, for the 2018 election cycle, while another will serve on the committee.

Greg Pence will serve as the committee’s chairman, while Ryan Hou will serve as a member, according to a news release from Messer’s office. Both are local businessmen.

Greg Pence, brother of Vice President Mike Pence, said that 2018 will be an important election for Indiana and the U.S.

“That’s why I am thrilled to chair this team of Hoosier leaders who are all united in their support for Luke. Together, we’ll elect a thoughtful conservative who reflects the heart of Hoosier working families,” Pence said in the news release.

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