Krohn resigns county commissioner seat
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 21:07

Pulaski County Commissioner Bud Krohn Jr. resigned from his office in a letter filed Wednesday (Aug. 2) with the Pulaski County Clerk's office, citing health issues as his reason.

Krohn was elected commissioner in November 2014 and serves the Third District which includes Harrison, Indian Creek, Monroe, and Van Buren townships.

In his resignation letter Krohn said "it has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Pulaski County as commissioner for the last three years. I feel that due to my health I am unable to give the full effort required to effectively serve as commissioner. It is therefore, with a heavy heart, I execute this resignation form resigning my position for the remainder of my term as Commissioner of District 3 of Pulaski County."

Krohn has not attended meetings of the commissioners since February.

The Pulaski County Republican party has 30 days to choose a replacement to fill the remainder of Krohn's term in office. Chairman Dan Murphy has been notified by county clerk Christi Hoffa of the vacancy. Persons interested in the position should file the necessary paperwork with the county clerk. The seat will be up for election again in 2018.

Murphy says he has received procedural instructions from the state on filling the vacancy, and that six people have already expressed an interest to him in filing for the office.

Murphy added that he has visited with Krohn on several occasions over the last several months and held conversations to determine if Krohn would eventually be able to resume his duties. He said Krohn's health improved in late spring, and the commissioner hoped he might be able to return to his duties.