Retired Firefighter Files For Pierceton Town Board Seat

June 9, 2024 at 3:27 p.m.
Chauncey A. Smith
Chauncey A. Smith

By DAVID L. SLONE Managing Editor

PIERCETON - Chauncey A. Smith is the first candidate to file for the Republican caucus to fill the vacancy on the Pierceton Town Board.
Board member Eric Trump, who took office Jan. 1 after winning one of the three town board seats in the Republican town convention in August, resigned from the board in May.
Kosciusko County Republican Party Central Committee Chair Mike Ragan has called for a caucus to replace Trump to take place at 6 p.m. June 20 in the Pierceton Town Council Chamber, 105 W. Walnut St.
Smith, 56, served on the fire department for 17 years, but since retiring wanted to do something more for his town that he loves. He also was one of the five candidates who ran for town board in the Aug. 17 town convention.
“I’m all for Pierceton. I’ve been here almost 20-30 years. I met my wife and I moved here,” Smith said in a telephone interview Sunday. “I love my little town. Since I retired from the fire department, I’ve wanted to do more for Pierceton.”
While Smith is helping with the car show for Pierceton Days in July, he said he’s looking to do more.
As for his priorities if elected, he said he wants to help bring more businesses in to Pierceton. He wants to help the town get cleaned up, and get people to come to Pierceton, live in Pierceton and enjoy the town.
“I’m for the people. I’m for the town. I want to listen to people, hear what they want to happen and help Pierceton to grow,” Smith stated.
Eligible members of the caucus, by statutory definition, are the Republican Precinct Committee members of Washington Township who have served continuously, from 30 days prior to the date of the start of the caucus.
The Pierceton Town Board member will be elected by secret ballot of the majority of the members of the voting caucus to fill the vacancy in the office.
Declarations of candidacy are available at the office of Kosciusko County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, and must be filed with Ragan no later than 72 hours (6 p.m. June 17) prior to the start of the caucus.
Eligible candidates must reside in Pierceton, and be a Republican in good standing,
Candidates will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to address the voting caucus.

PIERCETON - Chauncey A. Smith is the first candidate to file for the Republican caucus to fill the vacancy on the Pierceton Town Board.
Board member Eric Trump, who took office Jan. 1 after winning one of the three town board seats in the Republican town convention in August, resigned from the board in May.
Kosciusko County Republican Party Central Committee Chair Mike Ragan has called for a caucus to replace Trump to take place at 6 p.m. June 20 in the Pierceton Town Council Chamber, 105 W. Walnut St.
Smith, 56, served on the fire department for 17 years, but since retiring wanted to do something more for his town that he loves. He also was one of the five candidates who ran for town board in the Aug. 17 town convention.
“I’m all for Pierceton. I’ve been here almost 20-30 years. I met my wife and I moved here,” Smith said in a telephone interview Sunday. “I love my little town. Since I retired from the fire department, I’ve wanted to do more for Pierceton.”
While Smith is helping with the car show for Pierceton Days in July, he said he’s looking to do more.
As for his priorities if elected, he said he wants to help bring more businesses in to Pierceton. He wants to help the town get cleaned up, and get people to come to Pierceton, live in Pierceton and enjoy the town.
“I’m for the people. I’m for the town. I want to listen to people, hear what they want to happen and help Pierceton to grow,” Smith stated.
Eligible members of the caucus, by statutory definition, are the Republican Precinct Committee members of Washington Township who have served continuously, from 30 days prior to the date of the start of the caucus.
The Pierceton Town Board member will be elected by secret ballot of the majority of the members of the voting caucus to fill the vacancy in the office.
Declarations of candidacy are available at the office of Kosciusko County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, and must be filed with Ragan no later than 72 hours (6 p.m. June 17) prior to the start of the caucus.
Eligible candidates must reside in Pierceton, and be a Republican in good standing,
Candidates will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to address the voting caucus.

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