WINONA LAKE — Ashley McGinnis has filed for a GOP caucus to fill a vacancy on the Winona Lake Town Council.
McGinnis announced her candidacy in a press release sent on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Ward 2 seat was recently vacated by Denny Duncan, who had to resign due to winning a seat on the Warsaw Community School Board.
She is the first to file for the caucus set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Winona Lake Town Hall.
McGinnis said in the release she is trying for the seat to serve the community. It’s the first time she’s run for a council seat, but as she noted in the release “she has been a part of this community her entire life in addition to her being involved with her family’s business, Warsaw Engineering & Fabricating.”
“Recently elected to be president of the Kosciusko County Republican Women’s club for 2023 and a current member of the Winona Lake Limitless Park Board, she aspires to give back to the community as much as she can,” McGinnis mentioned in the release.
“As a taxpayer of this great community I think it’s very important to maintain the utmost respect for the taxpayer’s dollars. Taking care of this great community and using the taxpayer money in the best way is a major priority for me,” she said in the release. “We live in a crazy world these days but here in this small community it still feels safe and welcoming. It is extremely important to me that we protect it and keep it that way.”
McGinnis said she “plans to complete the 2022 AIM webinar for council members and the 2022 Annual Budget workshop webinar,” if elected to the council.
“It is always beneficial to continue learning and that’s easy to do when it’s something you are passionate about. I think it’s important to be confident in the knowledge you have and always look for more to consider,” she said in the release. “I feel these workshops would be a great start to expanding on the business knowledge I already have.”
McGinnis is married to Brandon McGinnis, who’s originally from Fort Wayne. They have a 4-year-old son.