A second person has filed for the District 3 Kosciusko County Council seat vacated by Brad Tandy last week.
Josh Finch, 28, of 900 Country Club Road, Warsaw, filed with Kosciusko County Republican Party Chairman Mike Ragan earlier this week.
“I have always had a passion for local government and am honored to have this opportunity. I believe that this county can benefit greatly from a young forward-thinking person in this seat. I hope that, if elected, I can be on the council for many years to come,” Finch wrote in an email in response to questions submitted to him.
Tandy resigned from the council Aug. 11 to take a job with a firm in San Diego. He had served on the council for 22 years.
Former Warsaw Mayor Ernie Wiggins also announced this week he was seeking Tandy’s vacant county council seat.
Finch is a City County Athletic Complex board member. He said that has allowed him to work with budgets and be fiscally responsible. He also serves on the Kosciusko County Economic Development Committee.
He majored in business management and marketing, earning his degree at Taylor University.
Finch has lived in Kosciusko County almost three years. He and his wife, Rebekah, are members of First Baptist Church of Warsaw. He is a member of Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club.
A caucus of eligible precinct committeemen is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the old courtroom of the county courthouse. Each candidate will have 3 minutes to speak.
Eligible members of the caucus are the Republican precinct committeemen of Kosciusko County Council District 3, who have served continously, from 30 days prior to the date of the beginning of the caucus. Ragan said there are 19 eligible members.
Anyone else who wants to file for the county council seat must fill out a Declaration of Candidacy form with Ragan. The forms are available at the office of Kosciusko County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, and must be filed with Ragan, 1458 E. 75N, Warsaw, no later than 7 p.m. Aug. 27.