By Liz Shepherd
MENTONE — Ed Rock and Keith Franks have filed for the vacant Harrison Township Advisory Board position.
The position was vacated after Gerald Weirick resigned on Dec. 31.
Rock has been involved within various levels of county and town government. With his upcoming retirement from serving as Kosciusko County Emergency Management Agency director for 19 years, Rock decided to file for the position to continue his involvement within the community.
“It’s a good way to still provide taxpayers with assistance,” said Rock.
Rock has lived in Harrison Township for 40 plus years and is married to Lee Ann. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
“My history has stated that I’m there for the people and I want to support people,” said Rock.
Franks did not provide comment for this story.
Harrison Township resident Ron Buhr has also filed for the position.
A caucus of Republican Precinct Committeemen will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Mentone Council chamber, 201 W. Main St., Mentone.