Kosciusko County Commissioner Truex returns salary after resigning

Former Kosciusko County Commissioner Ron Truex, forced to resign after inadvertently moving out of his district, paid back some of his salary Friday.

The move was the final step in an abrupt week for Truex who realized earlier this week that the home he and his wife moved into in July is just outside the middle district that he had represented for 17 years.

Truex resigned Thursday night.

On Friday morning he said he paid back the portion of his salary earned since he had moved.

The check he submitted was for $3,168.

Truex, 67, was advised Tuesday by Kosciusko County Republican Chairman Mike Ragan, who reviewed state law, that he should resign and pay back the salary.

Truex did not challenge the ruling that he should resign, but said he found it odd that he was asked to return the salary despite the fact he continued to serve in his role as county commissioner during that period.

Republicans have scheduled a party caucus to find a replacement for Truex. Deadline to submit an application is Nov. 5. The caucus will be Nov. 8 at the courthouse in Warsaw.