KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kathy Groninger is running for County Council at Large. She is an attorney, small business owner, wife, and mother. Originally from Indianapolis, Kathy came to Kosciusko County twenty-seven (27) years ago after having earned a B.S. degree in Political Science from DePauw University and a law degree from I.U. School of Law, Indianapolis. She has been married to Cary Groninger for twenty-five (25) years and together they have three (3) children. Early in her legal career, Kathy worked in the area of general practice with an emphasis on family and criminal law. She and her husband Cary started a small business involving real estate development, which she currently manages. Kathy is also involved in jail ministry and is on the board of directors of a nonprofit addiction recovery program.
Due to the rise in drug addiction, the budget for the criminal justice system has been the largest increase in cost to county government. Kathy has previous work experience as a criminal defense attorney and also as a part-time prosecutor. She is currently involved in jail ministry and is a board member of a local addiction recovery program. Additionally, Kathy has a twin brother who has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and is celebrating over 30 years of sobriety. She will work hard to support programs that are cost-effective and are also successful in reducing the recidivism rate of our jail population. Kathy states, “my experience in the criminal justice system, as well as my involvement with addition recovery and jail ministry, give me valuable insights to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.”
Kathy believes that her legal background and business experience will be an asset to the county council. She is very conservative and believes in limited government. Kathy, a continuous learner, is open to new ideas and is willing to serve her community with a servant’s heart. She states, “I’m asking for your support on June 2nd as I work hard to earn the opportunity to serve the community.”
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