For the first time in its history, the Iowa Republican Party’s leadershiphas selected an African-American as the G.O.P’s co-chair. Leon Mosley of Waterloo was elected Iowa Republican Party co-chair by theG.O.P.’s State Central Committee at its meeting on Saturday.Mosley says he wants to deal with the issues that are “bothering” his state.He says his number one goal is to get rid of drugs and crime.Mosley, who is 53 years old, has been a Black Hawk County Supervisor since1989. Mosley will work with county leaders throughout the state. Iowa G.O.P.chairman Kayne Robinson says Mosley is a perfect fit for the party-buildingrole.Mosley replaces Gopaul Krishna, who resigned to — in his words — take abreak to pursue other opportunities.
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