Monday, November 28, 2016

Auditor Caucus Results

The Harrison County Republican Central Committee met in caucus on Sunday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Circuit Courtroom in the Courthouse in Corydon for the purposes of filling the vacancy created by the election of Karen Engleman as State Representative for District #70.

Twenty-three (out of thirty-five) precinct committeemen were present. One candidate filed a declaration indicating an interest in seeking the position of auditor.

The candidate was Chad Shireman, who served as chief deputy auditor under Karen Engleman and was serving as interim auditor after her election.

The caucus selected Shireman to fill the vacancy. A formal vote was required to take place under Indiana state law even though he was unopposed.

It is a reflection of the complexity and importance of the county auditor that only someone with as many years of experience and detailed knowledge of the operation of the auditor's office as Chad Shireman stepped forward to seek the position. He worked with Karen Engleman for many years and, though she leaves large shoes to fill, will uphold the high standards she set in her almost fourteen years of service as Harrison County Auditor.

Congratulations Chad!