Council member Kleinbub resigns


LAPEL — LAPEL — Lapel Town Councilman Jason Kleinbub resigned recently, citing personal reasons.
He said he is getting married and moving out of the district.

Jason Kleinbub

“I’d like to thank the people of Lapel for their continued support while I was on council,” he said.
“It’s just time for me to focus on myself and my family.”
His term expires at the end of this year.
His seat was one of three at-large seats on the Republican ballot in the recent primary election for the next term, beginning in January 2024.
Former councilman Gary Shuck and current councilmen Brian Robertson and Chad Blake won in the primary.
There were no Democratic candidates for the seats on the primary ballot.
Madison County Republican Party Chairman Russ Willis said there will be a party caucus at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Town Hall, to appoint someone to serve out Kleinbub’s term.
He said he knows of at least a couple of people who are interested in doing so.
Kleinbub, who was appointed to the council a year before beginning his current term, said he enjoyed his time on council.
“I hate to leave Lapel because we have a lot of good things going,” he said. “I enjoyed myself with my fellow peers.”
He called Lapel “a hidden gem” with that “small-town feel,” which he said he trusts the council will continue to work to preserve.
While he won’t be living in town, he will still be connected to it; he owns two houses in Lapel, his two daughters live in town and he has four grandchildren in Lapel schools.
Anyone interested in filing to run for Kleinbub’s seat on the council should call Russ Willis at 765-643-4871. Paperwork must be filed three days prior to the caucus.


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