City Clerk

What Is A Caucus?

Nov 10, 2015
Courtesy / Andrew Downs

Fort Wayne City Clerk Sandy Kennedy resigned from office on October 13th.  State Representative Jud McMillin resigned his position September 29th.  These are examples of vacancies in elected offices that are filled by caucuses.  This is something that happens fairly frequently in Indiana, but few people understand how it works. 

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While Republican Lana Keesling won Tuesday’s election to become Fort Wayne’s next City Clerk, she doesn’t begin serving until January 1.

The Allen County Democratic Party held a caucus Sunday to choose the person who would take over the job over the next 45 days following Angie Davis’s resignation in October.

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Fort Wayne has elected a new City Clerk.

Republican Lana Keesling will take over the office beginning January 1, making her the first Republican to be elected to the position of City Clerk in nearly four decades. 

City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry issued a statement late Thursday afternoon announcing the resignation of multiple employees in the City Clerk's office, including Chief Deputy Clerk Angie Davis.