Patty Day. (HCP file photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Patty Day. (HCP file photo/Caitlin Forsha)
The Highland County Republican Central Committee has appointed Patty S. Day as Hillsboro city auditor, according to Highland County Republican Executive Chair Paulette Donley. 

Donley said there were five applicants to replace former city auditor Alex Butler, who resigned effective Nov. 11 after being elected county auditor. He has accepted a job with the county auditor’s office for training purposes before assuming that position in March.

Day has served on Hillsboro City Council since July 2019, after being appointed by the Central Committee to fill a vacancy in the Third Ward. In November 2021, she was elected to an at-large position on council.

Day, who is also a certified family nurse practitioner and has been a nurse for over 38 years, currently serves as executive secretary of the Highland County Society for Children and Adults, having been named to that position in February. She and her husband, Herb, also own and operate radio stations.

Day will be sworn into office Nov. 23, Donley said.

The Republican Central Committee’s five Hillsboro members include Tracy Aranyos, Dick Donley, Roger Huffman, Jan Vosper and Charlie Walker. The committee will now be appointing a replacement for Day on city council. (Editor's note: The article originally stated former Central Committee member Herb Day was still serving, as reflected on the Board of Elections site. Donley clarified to The Highland County Press that Huffman, not Day, is now on the committee.)