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Clay County Republicans call for caucus

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Clay County Republican Party has called for a caucus later this month to fill the void left by its outgoing chairperson.

Earlier this month, Sharon Koehler, who had served as chairperson for the party for approximately seven years, announced she was leaving her post.

On Tuesday, acting chairperson Paul Sinders told The Brazil Times a caucus meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Commissioner's Courtroom of the Clay County Courthouse, to fill the position.

Sinders said letters were sent to precinct and vice precinct residents, all of whom have the right to vote in the process. He said the letters were mailed Jan. 13, advising all of the date and time of the caucus.

Sinders added state officials notified him those who are interested in the position must send a letter in writing to the secretary of the Clay County Republican Party and to him, as well as the State Republican Party Secretary 72 hours before the caucus date.

"We have had people express an interest in the position," Sinders said. "There very well could be others, and they have several days and the opportunity to apply."

Koehler has been active with the county party for approximately 20 years. She left the position to spend more time with family.

Sinders said if more than one resident applies for the position, voting will be conducted by secret ballot.

He added the individual who takes the position must receive 51 percent of the total vote.

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