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Madison County Republicans to choose new county recorder

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 10, 2012

Madison County Republicans are meeting tonight to choose a new county recorder to replace Angela Shelton, who resigned last month.  Party chairman Troy Jerrills says six candidates applied for the recorder position.

Three currently work in some government position in the county.  Rick Gardner is a member of the Madison County Council.  Nick Vores is the Elwood street commissioner.  And Linda Smith is the office manager for the Board of County Commissioners.  Smith was also the Republican candidate for county auditor in November’s election, and lost to Democrat Jane Lyons by fewer than 500 votes.  Two candidates used to work in city government.  Tim Moore is a retired Anderson city employee and Jay Stapleton is a former city councilman.  And the sixth applicant is Brittney Farmer, a stay-at-home mom with previous call center experience.

Former county recorder Angela Shelton resigned while under investigation by the Indiana State Police.  Hundreds of emails with political attachments were sent from her office during office hours.  The emails were sent all at once, halting the county’s email system for several hours.  Deputy recorder Thomas Morgan was fired.  In a resignation statement delivered by her attorney, Shelton emphatically denied any criminal wrongdoing.