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CALL 6: Whitestown selects new clerk treasurer

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Posted at 5:31 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 05:31:45-05

WHITESTOWN, Ind. -- The Whitestown Town Council has unanimously appointed Matthew Sumner as its new clerk treasurer.

The decision comes after Call 6 Investigates uncovered former clerk treasurer Amanda Andrews stopped showing up to work due to a full-time, private sector position.

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Andrews resigned at a council meeting in December, but her official last day on the job is February 26.

Sources tell Call 6 Investigates Andrews has regularly not shown up for her elected position during town hall hours since October.

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At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Whitestown Town Council heard presentations from three final candidates and unanimously appointed Matt Sumner, who has a background in purchasing.

Sumner was defeated by Andrews in the November 2015 election.

He was sworn in Wednesday night.

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