Caucus set to find new mayor

By Herald Staff

HUNTINGBURG — The Dubois County Republican Party will hold a caucus with Huntingburg precinct committeemen on Thursday, Nov. 19, to fill the city’s upcoming mayor vacancy.

The caucus will take place at 7:30 p.m. that day at Huntingburg City Hall, Party Chairman Mark Messmer announced Saturday morning. Since Huntingburg has four precincts within the city, there are four committeemen eligible to vote in the caucus.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner will step down effective Nov. 25 to accept a position as director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Candidates interested in the mayoral position will must file a declaration of candidacy on the CEB-5 form. That must be given to Messmer at least 72 hours before the caucus, which is 7:30 p.m. Monday. Nominations from the caucus floor are not permitted by state law, he said.

Forms can be mailed or delivered to Messmer at 795 E. Scherle Lane, Jasper. The forms are available at the Dubois County Clerk’s office in the Dubois County Courthouse or at Messmer’s office, 402 Third Ave., Jasper.

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