Caucus to be held for sheriff

Jeff Kenny
Citizen Editor

The Marshall County Republican Party chairman has announced a caucus to fill the office vacancy of Marshall County sheriff left by the untimely passing last week of Sheriff Tom Chamberlin.
David R. Holmes announced on Friday afternoon that the caucus will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Republican Headquarters on Michigan Street in Plymouth, and will choose a successor to Sheriff Chamberlin to complete his term through Dec. 31, 2018.
Notice will be sent by First Class Mail to all persons eligible to participate in the caucus at least ten days before the caucus, according to a press release sent by Holmes.
Interested candidates may file their declaration of candidacy with the Marshall County clerk or in person with the chairman no later than noon, Monday, September 28.
Since Chamberlin lost his battle with cancer Aug. 28, Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger has technically occupied the sheriff’s position by state statute (Indiana Code 36-2-14-4), though Marshall County commissioner Kevin Overmyer explains that the Sheriff’s Department and jail will continue to be run, on a day-to-day basis, by a committee -- as it has been during the recent period of Chamberlin’s illness -- until a new sheriff is chosen.

Complete details in today's Pilot News. We will continue to update readers as more information becomes available.