Theila Banta has been selected to fill the vacant seat on the Winona Lake Town Council.
A caucus was held last night to replace Peter Christos, who resigned from the Council after pleading guilty to a felony. Christos was among those in attendance at the caucus.
Theila Banta, who goes by “Tecy”, is a 74-year-old retired teacher. This was her first attempt to run for public office.
Four precinct committeemen voted in the caucus. They prepared a statement before announcing the winner, which said it was a very difficult decision because each candidate presented strengths. The committeemen said all three candidates were spectacular, and encouraged them to stay involved in their community.