WINONA LAKE — The deadline to file for the Republican caucus to replace Laurie Renier after she abruptly resigned as Winona Lake clerk-treasurer, has passed — and as expected — only one person sought the job.
That would be Town Council Vice President Heather James.
Renier resigned after a lengthy dispute with town council and had already lost in the Republican primary to James.
Even though James is the sole candidate to file, a caucus is still required to elect her to the clerk-treasurer position.
The caucus to replace Renier is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at town hall.
If elected by the caucus, James will have to resign her position as the Ward 4 council representative and Ragan will have to call a caucus to replace James on the council for the remainder of 2023.
Barry Andrew ran for the Ward 4 seat this year unopposed and is slated to take office Jan. 1.