Schroering fills vacancy for council at-large race

By Herald Staff


Jasper High School health science teacher Atalie Schroering has filed to run for a Dubois County Council at-large seat in the November General Election.

“I am interested in the community, concerned about adequate health care, counseling and rehabilitation, effective use of taxpayer dollars and opposed to the proposed Mid-States Corridor,” said Schroering, who is also a registered nurse. “I want all people to have their issues and concerns heard on the County Council, not just the influential.”

Schroering will run with other Democratic challengers Matt Brosmer and Todd Cassidy. She fills a vacancy on the ballot left after former candidate Mikayla Granados dropped out of the race last week. A challenge to Granados' candidacy was filed earlier this month by Dubois County Republican Party Chairman Mark Messmer, based on a felony conviction Granados currently has on her record. Indiana law says a person who has a felony does not qualify to run for office.

When Granados withdrew, the party had 30 days to file a candidate to replace her on the ballot.

“Several interested, potential candidates came forward, starting minutes after Ms. Granados resigned and throughout the weekend," Kendall said. "All were qualified and a credit to Party and County. Atalie stood out because of her frankness; she is a teacher and R.N. who came back home to live and work, and she is passionate about issues for Dubois County.”

Schroering, 37, is married to Kevin E. Mahar and they reside in northern Dubois County with their children Malik, Stella, and Nash. Schroering is a graduate of Lincoln Trail in Robinson, Illinois. After graduating from Lincoln Trail, she worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent and IU Health, in Indianapolis, and did travel nursing in Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to Jasper in 2013.

Upon returning to the area, Schroering worked at Memorial Hospital from 2013 until 2017 as a registered nurse. She's taught health science at JHS since 2013.

She is the daughter of John and Krista Schroering of Dubois. This is her first run for public office.

“The unexpected outpouring of potential candidates is the surprising, best legacy Mikayla Granados can have," Kendall said. "Atalie is the new batter in the box, and ready to step up to the plate."

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