Two candidates are seeking the opportunity to fill the Starke County Interim Treasurer’s position in tonight’s Democrat Caucus. The appointed person will fill the term of Linda Belork until a Jasper County Court settles a suit between her and the Starke County Commissioners. If Belork wins the court case, she will reclaim the office and the caucus winner will vacate the position. If Belork loses the suit, the caucus winner will automatically have the Interim designation removed from her title, and the candidate will become the Treasurer.
Belork was removed from office in August by the Commissioners due to discrepancies found in the bank balance in the office. Those discrepancies have been resolved but Belork has not been allowed to resume her duties as Treasurer.
Casey Clark, who was appointed as an Interim Deputy in the office by the commissioners has filed for the Interim Treasurer’s position as well as North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller. Miller was defeated by Donna Henry for the office of North Judson Clerk-Treasurer in the Municipal Election in November.
The caucus will be held at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Knox Community Center.