South Bend City Clerk Kareemah Fowler announced her resignation from her elected office Tuesday morning to start a new job with South Bend Schools.
Effective August 1, Kareemah Fowler will leave the city clerk’s office to start a new job as the Chief Financial Officer of the South Bend Community Schools Corporation. In a press release, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he wishes her well in a new opportunity to serve South Bend children and families.
In an emotional address to media, Fowler says the decision did not come easily and that she will work with the clerk’s office to ensure a smooth transition.
“The same promise that I made when I ran for office, I’m going to make sure all those things are done when I leave,” she says.
The St. Joseph County Democratic Party precinct chairs will vote on candidates to fill the vacancy sometime before August 30 says party chairman Joe Canarecci. Jason Banicki and Alex Giorgio-Rubin are the only two candidates running so far.