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GOP caucus chooses new mayor for S. Indiana city of Jasper

December 27, 2018

JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city councilman has been chosen to replace a mayor who’s stepping down to take a senior staff post with Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Mike Braun.

A caucus of Republican precinct committee members chose Dean Vonderheide from among four candidates Wednesday to finish out Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz’s term.

Seitz is resigning on Jan. 6 to take a staff post with Braun, who unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 6 election .

Seitz’s second mayoral term ends at the end of 2019.

Vonderheide will take over on Jan. 7 as Jasper mayor. He’s stepping down from his at-large seat on the Jasper Common Council, and two local boards.

The (Jasper) Herald reports that Vonderheide says he plans to run for mayor in 2019.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.dcherald.com

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