WARSAW — Kathy Groninger formally announced her candidacy for Kosciusko County Council at Large.
Originally from Indianapolis, Groninger has called Kosciusko County her home for the past 27 years. She is a 1987 graduate of DePauw University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a major in political science. Upon graduating from college, she worked as a sales representative for a Fortune 500 company. Later, she decided to return to school and pursue a law degree, said a news release from Groninger.
She is running as a Republican and will face three Republican incumbents battling for three seats.
In 1993, Groninger graduated from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, or law theory. In 1993, she came to the Warsaw community where she practiced law, focusing on family and criminal law. Additionally, Groninger did some work in business law.
In 1997, she, along with her husband Cary, started a real estate development company, Groninger Development L.L.C. Groninger is the company’s managing partner and limits her practice of law to matters that involve her business. She and her husband have been married for 25 years. The couple has three adult children.
Cary Groninger is a county commissioner and is running for re-election.
Currently, Kathy is on the board of a local not for profit that is involved in faith-based addiction recovery. She is also involved with the Kosciusko County Jail Ministry.
Groninger said she always enjoyed politics. “In the past, I have worked on campaigns, helping others to run for office, but time restraints have kept me from running, ” she said.
Considering her youngest child is college-bound, “I now have time to run,” said Groninger.
“It would be an honor to serve Kosciusko County,” she said.
Groninger is a conservative, believes in small government, and is community-minded. She wants to use her legal training and business experience to benefit Kosciusko County.
“If elected, I will be a responsible manager of all taxpayer funds by being accountable to the taxpayers for all money that is spent with the focus on the needs of Kosciusko County,” Groninger said.
For further information, contact Groninger at [email protected].