Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hamilton County Democratic Candidates

Voters complain about there not being choices on Hamilton County ballots in general elections.  But there actually ARE quite a number of Democrats running for office, including two statewide candidates who are running for office.  So here is a list of Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in Hamilton County in the November election.

Shawn Denney, Congress, Fifth District
Beth White, Secretary of State
Mike Claytor, a Carmel resident, State Auditor
Mike Boland, a Fishers resident, State Treasurer
J.D. Ford, Carmel, State Senate District 29
Joe Marcum, Noblesville, State Representative, District 29
Bob Ashley, State Representative, District 32
David Russ, Carmel, State Representative, District 39
Rosemary Dunkle, Carmel, County Council, District 1
Jim Blessing, Carmel, Clay Township Board
Mike Davis, Noblesville Township Trustee
Margaret (Peggy) Russell, Noblesville Township Board
Sheryl (Sherry) Peters, Sheridan Town Council At Large
Kent Nelson, Fishers City Council, Northwest District
Greg Purvis, Fishers City Council, SouthCentral District
Justin Kilgore, Fishers City Council, Southwest District
Maryellen Bein, Fishers City Council, At Large

While not all ballot slots have a Democratic candidate, this is probably the greatest number of Democrats running on the Hamilton County ballot in many years.  It certainly is the first time two county residents have sought statewide office at the same time.  It is also the largest number of Democrats EVER to run for Fishers office, and this is the first Fishers City election.

Nearly all of these candidates have web pages, Facebook pages, or both.  I urge you to look them up and give them your support.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Renee Cox Resigns

Fishers Town Council member Renee Cox today announced that she will resign her seat on the council, citing her job duties which have been taking her out of state since June.  Cox was an unsuccessful candidate to be the first Mayor of Fishers in the May 2014 GOP primary.  She also was the former President of the Fall Creek Township Board.  During the 2012 referendum to change Fishers into a City, Cox was the only Town Council member to support the change to city status.  Cox also opposed the proposed food and beverage sales tax, and the proposal which led to the recent demolition of the Fishers Train Station, positions which brought her under sharp attack by some other members of the Town Council.

Renee's husband David is a former Fayette County GOP chair, and locally was former chair of CityYes. Their home remains in Fishers.

When asked by Hamilton County politics what her future political plans might be, Renee Cox was noncommittal.  Her resignation was first announced on Facebook by Hamilton County Politics, before any other public announcement was published.

Monday, August 11, 2014

New Purvis for Council Blog

I have decided to "spin off" my posts about my campaign for Fishers City Council to a new blog.  That page will be found here:  I will have my first posts on there very soon, so please follow it.

Unfortunately, I have been concentrating too much on what is happening in Fishers, and not enough on what is happening in the rest of Hamilton County.  So, I am going to separate them, although I may cross-post from time to time.

So there will be more posts here about other races in and involving Hamilton County, including the two statewide races involving Hamilton County residents - Mike Claytor of Carmel for State Auditor and Mike Boland of Fishers for State Treasurer.  I will also post news about State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (a resident of Carmel), and State Senate candidate J.D. Ford, State Rep. candidates David Russ, Joe Marcum, and Bob Ashley, and others.

Let me know what you think!

Greg Purvis