The Starke County Republican Central Committee held a caucus on Saturday to fill the unexpired term of Bryan Cavendar who held the Starke County Council At-Large seat. He was elected District 2 Starke County Commissioner in the November General Election.
According to the Starke County Voter Registration Clerk, four Republican candidates were in the running for the seat including Donald White, Diana Kay Gudeman, Steven Ahlenius, and David Metz III.
A vote by precinct committeemen selected Diana Kay Gudeman and she was immediately sworn into office by Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter Manuel.
Gudeman will attend her first Starke County Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 which will be the first meeting of the fiscal body in 2019.