Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Caucus Information for Harrison Township Trustee Vacancy

The Harrison County Republican Central Committee will caucus on Friday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison County Government Center in Corydon for the purposes of filling the vacancy for the office of Harrison Township Trustee created by the resignation of Jimmy Mayfield, who has resigned the position due to health issues.

Only precinct committee members from Harrison Township may vote in this caucus. Precinct vice committee members may vote as proxies for their absent precinct committee member.

Voting will be by private ballot and will continue until one candidate has reached a majority of the precinct committee members and proxies that are present.

Indiana law empowers the county chairman to break a tie if one exists, but the county chairman will not be exercising this authority. Voting will continue until the tie is broken by the committee members and their proxies.

Once the caucus has selected who will fill the vacancy, the county chairman will certify the result to the Circuit Court Clerk. Harrison Superior Court Judge Joseph Claypool will be on hand to swear in whoever is chosen to fill the vacancy.

Individuals interested in seeking the vacancy must file a written declaration of candidacy (CEB-5 form) with Harrison County Republican Party Chairman Scott Fluhr no later than 72 hours before the caucus, in this case by Tuesday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. Individuals interested in seeking the Harrison Township Trustee position can contact him via email address on the right. The necessary forms are available from the Circuit Court Clerk's office or via the aforementioned email address.

We want to thank Jimmy Mayfield for his service as Harrison Township Trustee. He did a great job and was a wonderful public servant. In addition to his service as Trustee, Jimmy has made a difference in countless lives through his career as a firefighter. We are all sad the lingering effects of his accident last year had to cut short his service as Trustee. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.