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St. Joseph County Democratic Party Chair Mark Torma resigns after less than four months on the job

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The St. Joseph County Democratic Party announced Monday that Party Chair Mark Torma has resigned after less than four months on the job. According to a press release, Torma stated that “he could no longer fulfill the duties of the job due to recent changes to both his personal and professional life.”

Party Vice‑Chair Debbie Ladyga-Block will serve as interim chair. A caucus of county Democratic Party Precinct Committee members will be scheduled at a later date to replace Torma.

Torma had replaced Stan Wruble as chair in May when Wruble resigned after leading the party since October 2019.

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Kent Fulmer joined WVPE in August of 2020 to take on one of the station's most high profile roles as the local host of Morning Edition. Kent comes to WVPE with more than 20 years experience in radio in the Michiana area. During his career, Kent has had a variety of roles including DJ, reporter and newscaster, as well as several behind-the-scenes positions. Kent and his wife, Donna, are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary in 2020 and have lived in Elkhart County for almost 20 years. They have two adult daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. When not working, Kent is active as a musician, playing trumpet and flugelhorn. He has performed with a number of area bands. Currently he performs with the Phat Tuesday Dixieland Band and Jazz Assemblage, as well as his church's praise band. As a member of Jazz Assemblage, Kent has appeared at the Elkhart Jazz Festival several times. He also volunteers with Bugles Across America.