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Lawrence County Auditor Jessica Staggs resigns - Lawrence County GOP to hold Caucus

LAWRENCE COUNTY - DECEMBER 27,2023 - Updated: Since this news story has been released the Lawrence County Zephyr has learned Jessica Staggs has also resigned as the Vice- Chair of the Lawrence County Republican party.

The Lawrence County Republican Central Committee, with Party Chairman Heath Hawkins as Chairman of the Caucus, will be holding a caucus on Saturday, January 6th, 2024, to appoint a replacement to the vacated Lawrence County Auditor position, due to the resignation of Lawrence County Auditor Jessica Staggs.


Photo: Lawrence County Auditor Jessica Staggs explains the county budget and tax levies at a recent meeting

Interested Republican candidates in good standing can file their Indiana form CEB-5 by Wednesday, January 3rd, with the Lawrence County Clerk at the Voter Registration Office, within the Courthouse Plaza, 918 16th St Suite 200, Bedford, IN 47421.


All Lawrence County Precinct Committee People are eligible and encouraged to vote in the Caucus.  If a Precinct Committee Person is unable to attend, the Vice Precinct Committee Person for their designated precinct can vote in their stead.  Time and Location details are listed below.



Lawrence County GOP Caucus for Lawrence County Auditor

Saturday, January 6th, 2024 


Brinegar Hall

Stonegate Arts and Education Center

931 15th St.

Bedford, IN 47421

Former Lawrence County Treasurer Paula Stewart told the Lawrence County Zephyr she has applied for the position.

Photo: Former Lawrence County Treasurer Paula Stewart is one of the candidates who have applied for the county auditor

The news release did not say why Staggs has resigned. Staggs served as vice- chairman of the Lawrence County GOP and has resigned that position, she served as the Town of Oolitic Clerk- Treasurer before being elected as Lawrence County Auditor.

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