(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer has officially called a caucus of eligible precinct committee members to fill the upcoming vacancy in the office of House District 49. The seat is currently held by Rep. Christy Stutzman, whose resignation from the Indiana House will be effective Dec. 14, 2020.
The caucus will be held at 6 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the VFW, which is located at 1201 W. Pike St.; Goshen, IN 46526. The individual selected at the Dec. 15 caucus will fill the remainder of Rep. Stutzman’s term.
The Elkhart County Health Department approved the Indiana Republican Party’s submitted plan to safely hold the caucus. The caucus will follow all guidelines established by the local health department — including social distancing, increased sanitation, COVID-19 screening, requiring face coverings and other mitigating efforts.
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with a known or suspected positive case of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, must stay away from the caucus. High-risk individuals should stay away from the caucus.
“Going into the 2021 session, it’s critical that Hoosiers in Elkhart County have a strong voice in the legislature representing them,” said Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party. “We’re committed to holding this caucus to elect the next state representative for this district, and electing them safely.”
Individuals interested in running in the caucus should contact the Indiana Republican Party Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they file the proper forms prior to the deadline, which is 72 hours prior to the vote.
Due to capacity limits, the caucus will be closed to in-person media. A Facebook Live Stream will be available at www.facebook.com/indgop for anyone who wishes to watch the caucus live.
More details regarding caucus procedures and candidates will be released after the filing deadline.