INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's state auditor is resigning just a few months after taking office.
The governor's office announced Tuesday that Republican Auditor Dwayne Sawyer had submitted his resignation from the statewide office effective Dec. 15.
Gov. Mike Pence had appointed the former Brownsburg Town Council president to the office in August after picking then-auditor Tim Berry as the new Indiana Republican Party chairman.
Sawyer's resignation letter cites unspecified family and personal concerns for stepping down.
Sawyer is the first black Republican to hold a statewide office in Indiana. He had been expected to seek a full term as the state's chief financial officer in next year's election.