KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Randy Girod, Cromwell, who has served as Kosciusko County Republican Chairman since 2008, resigned as county chairman July 7.
He cited the diminishing health of his 89-year-old mother has resulted in the need for him to step down. “I need to devote my time and assistance to her at this time. It has been a sincere pleasure and privilege to serve as the Kosciusko Republican chairman for the past 7 1/2 years.”
Marsha McSherry, county party vice chair is serving as interim chairman. A county-wide caucus of Republican precinct committeemen and vice committeemen will be called by McSherry. Speculation is the caucus will be held in early August. The successor will be chosen by these individuals.
Interested individuals will file with county party secretary, Christy Polk and state Republican party secretary Barbara McClellan prior to 72 hours of the scheduled caucus.
During the caucus all candidates will be given three minutes to speak to the precinct committeemen and vice committeemen. With 69 precincts in the county, there is a potential for 138 voters.
Girod was first elected by precinct committeemen to serve as chairman, replacing former chairman Aaron Rovenstine, who served for eight years. Girod served as prosecuting attorney from 1990 to 1994 and has lived in Kosciusko County for close to 40 years.
“We are enduring one of the biggest losses to the party,” said a party member, who did not wish to be identified.