WARSAW – Republicans are planning two caucuses in Sidney on Thursday, Jan. 23.
A caucus to fill a vacancy on the Jackson Township Trustee Advisory Board will be at 6 p.m.
Another caucus for a Sidney Town Council seat and the clerk-treasurer will be at 6:30 p.m.
Two people have applied for the Jackson Township Trustee Advisory Board. They are Debbie L. Wilcoxson, who lives on CR 700E, in Pierceton, and Tom Brainard, who lives on East CR 1000S in North Manchester. Despite the mailing addresses, they both live within the township, said Kosciusko County Republican Chairman Mike Ragan.
The township board seat became available after the resignation of Marcia Dierks.
The other caucus is needed to fill the vacancies left by Town Council member Rickey Bradley and Clerk-treasurer Lana Wolfe, both of whom resigned last week. They both resigned after it came to light that neither had been either legally appointed or elected into office.
Meanwhile, Democrats need to fill a vacancy left by Town Councilman Kenneth Koontz, who is seriously ill. He also resigned last week. No date has been set for that caucus.
As a result, the lone elected town official in Sidney is currently councilman Jack Wolfe, who is the husband of Lana Wolfe.
Declarations of candidacy for Republican positions are available at the office of Kosciusko County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 121 North Lake Street, Warsaw, and must be filed with the Chairman no later than 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 20.
Candidates for both caucuses will be allowed three minutes to address the voting caucus. Candidates must meet residency requirements, be a Republican in good standing, and not have a felony in their history.