A Republican Caucus has chosen the new Mayor of a Southern Indiana City.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner announced recently he is resigning to become the Director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  He starts that job next week.

Thursday night, 4 Republican Precinct Committee members in Huntingburg selected 69-year-old Steve Schwinghamer to be the Dubois County city’s new leader.

He has never sought political office but told reporters he loves the city and decided to be considered for Mayor when he was approached.

He added that updating the city’s comprehensive plan will be a priority along with working with the city’s youth.  He also wants to work with Huntingburg’s Latino population for more inclusiveness.