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Strange selected as Harrison Twp. trustee

Strange selected as Harrison Twp. trustee
Strange selected as Harrison Twp. trustee
Mark Strange

The Harrison Township members of the Harrison County Republican Central Committee met in caucus March 12 at the Harrison County Government Center in Corydon for the purposes of filling the vacancy of the Harrison Township trustee.

The vacancy was created when James E. (Jim) Mayfield Jr., who was elected in 2018, resigned.

According to Scott Fluhr, chair of the county’s Republican party, Mayfield resigned due to ongoing health complications stemming from a serious accident he had last summer.

Nine out of 11 precinct committeemen were present at the caucus.

Two candidates, Tony Edwards and Mark Strange, filed a declaration indicating an interest in seeking the position. Edwards is a Navy veteran and UPS pilot, and Strange is an Army veteran and retired Indiana State Police trooper.

The caucus selected Strange to fill the vacancy. Strange will complete Mayfield’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2022.

The Honorable Joseph Claypool, judge of the Harrison Superior Court, was on hand to swear in Strange after the vote.

“We were blessed with two excellent and well-qualified candidates,” Fluhr said. “We want to congratulate Mark. He will do a great job.

“We also want to thank Jim Mayfield for his service to the people of Harrison Township as trustee and thank Anthony Edwards for being a candidate,” he said.