County council member moving, resigns seat

A county council member is resigning because he is moving to Indianapolis.

Next month, members of the Johnson County Republican Party will name a replacement to serve out the rest of Loren Snyder’s term on the county council. Snyder served three years of his four-year term, which ends Jan. 1, 2017.

Snyder, who works as a financial consultant for Hilliard Lyons, said he’ll move to downtown Indianapolis at the end of the month.

Snyder will still own property in Johnson County, but he said he did not think it was right to stay on the county council, which approves the budgets for the county, including the sheriff’s office, jail and highway department, since he will not be working or living in the county.

“Johnson County has been where I’ve been born and raised, and in large part, it helped create who I am today,” Snyder said.

Republican Party precinct committee members will vote for who will fill Snyder’s seat in a caucus at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp. administration building, 50 Center St., Whiteland.

Any Republican who is a registered voter and resident of Johnson County can apply for the at-large county council seat. Those who want to apply need to send a letter to Republican Party chairwoman Sandi Huddleston, 280 E. Creekside Court, Franklin, stating their interest in the position and contact information.

Residents have until 72 hours before the caucus to turn in an application.