GOP Delays Voted On County Engineer Replacement

11/28/18 – 5:15 A.M.

The Hancock County GOP won’t officially appoint a new county engineer for a few more weeks. The Republican Central Committee met Monday to vote on the matter but didn’t take action. Vice chairman Phil Riegle says the weather was one of a few reasons they decided to delay the vote.

The special meeting is now set for December 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hancock County Republican Party headquarters on West Crawford Street.

The Hancock County Commissioners named Doug Cade the interim county engineer after Chris Long stepped down to deal with health issues. The county engineer is an elected position, so Long’s party gets to pick the permanent replacement to fill the rest of the term that ends in 2020. Cade is the only person who has shown interest in the position.