candidates

Conservative Mike Neal is running for Hendricks County Council.

 

Mike currently works in the public safety sector as a Pipeline Safety Engineer at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Formerly, he served as Director of External Operations and Chief of Advance for the Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence, while Governor of Indiana. He also served as State Chairman and National Committeeman of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans, as well as Midwestern Regional Vice Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. Mike is a strong organizational leader in the business and government sectors.

 

Mike resides in Brownsburg, IN and serves as the President of the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

 

Mike has worked in both the private and public sector, whether it’s been in pipeline construction, non-profit leadership, serving our soldiers in the civilian division of the Indiana National Guard, as an independent consultant. Mike’s unique skill set and staunch conservative values make him a great choice for the Hendricks County Council.

 

Mike volunteers in multiple capacities as well. He is currently a board member and the Special Projects Committee Chairman of Indiana Right to Life and a volunteer worship leader at Traders Point Christian Church.

 

Learn more at www.mikeneal.net

TROY AUSTIN

county council candidate

 

Troy Austin is a co-owner of Five Stones Marketing, a local creative agency that has deep ties with the Central Indiana landscape and home improvement industries. As a previous four-year member of the Brownsburg Redevelopment Commission, two of those years as its President, Troy was instrumental in the creation of the vision for the new Downtown Development that has created over 90 million dollars of new assessed value for the Town of Brownsburg. He is a huge supporter of the need for planned commercial growth within the community to continue to help shift the cost of government services away from homeowners.

 

Before his recently completed fourth one-year term on the Brownsburg RDC, Troy was an active community advocate, fighting for the rights of the taxpayers in his community and the protection of their tax caps. Troy helped lead the fight, and defeat, proven-to-be-unneeded referendums, utility rate increases, and fought to constrain the size of local government.

 

Troy is the Proven Conservative that Hendricks County needs in this challenging time that we face as a community.

 

Troy volunteers his time and resources for many political activities, as well as not-for-profits. He currently serves as the Brown 7 Republican Precinct Committeeman and attends Traders Point Christian Church with his family.

 

To learn more about Troy and to inquire about areas of interest,  visit facebook.com/ConservativesforAustin, or email him at austingrafx@gmail.com. 

 

KENDALL HENDRICKS

county council candidate

 

Hendricks for Hendricks

My name is Kendall Hendricks and I have lived in Hendricks County for over 20 years with my wife and two children.  I obtained both my B.S. and M.S. Degrees from Butler University and completed my Ph.D from Purdue University.  My career has spanned twenty-nine years in public education for the MSD of Washington Township, Brownsburg Community School Corporation, and Danville Community Schools.  Throughout these twenty-nine years, I have served the community as classroom teacher, administrator and Director of Finance.  I currently teach courses at Marian University as an adjunct professor.  While serving as the Director of Finance, I gained a vast working knowledge of local and state tax rates, budgeting, and worked closely with the Department of Local Government and Finance.

 

Outside of education, I have served as a precinct committee person for a number of years for the Republican Party and served briefly as a Lincoln Township Board member. I am a past Executive Board Member for Leadership Hendricks County, and a member of the Brownsburg Kiwanis.  My past governmental finance experiences coupled with my community activities make me a strong candidate for the Hendricks County Council.

 

I can be reached at (317) 319-0830 or kendallhendricks317@gmail.com

glenn adams

county council candidate

 

Glenn Adams is a candidate for Hendricks County Council at Large.

 

Glenn and his family moved to Brownsburg in 1999 and are active parishioners at St. Malachy. Their five children have attended both Brownsburg schools and St. Malachy Parish School. Glenn earned his AS in accounting in 1993. He has spent much of his business career in finance, insurance, and as an entrepreneur. The past six years have been spent as an insurance professional for Knights of Columbus Insurance.

 

Glenn is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, and a supporter of Special Olympics Indiana. In past years, Glenn has served as a precinct committeeman, state convention delegate, volunteer for campaigns, and served as campaign coordinator for Congressman Dan Burton.

 

As your next councilman, Glenn will fight against tax increases, insist on government transparency, work to attract businesses to expand the tax base, and be a good steward of the county's resources.

larry hesson

county council candidate (at-large)

 

Larry Hesson is seeking re-election to the Hendricks County Council.  He and his wife, Madalyn, a retired math teacher, are long time residents of Plainfield.  Their children, daughters Elise Smith (Chad), Liane McClure (Mark), and son Brett Hesson (Ashley) all live in Plainfield.  They have eight grandchildren.  Larry is an IU grad, lawyer, former Judge of Hendricks Superior Court No. 2, and a past Senior Judge.

 

He has served a total of 11 years in the past as president of the County Council and 3 terms as president of the Indiana County Councils Association, which named him Outstanding Indiana County County Council Member.  He serves on the board of directors of the Association of Indiana Counties where he is a past president.

 

He is a member of the board of directors of the Hendricks College Network and of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, where he is also treasurer.  He serves on the Hendricks County Community Corrections Advisory Board, on the Hendricks County Health Partnership Advisory Board, and has served on the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

 

Larry is a member and past president of the Hendricks County Bar Association and a member of the Plainfield Optimist  Club, where he coached youth soccer for 13 seasons.  He is a member of American Mensa Ltd. and Central Indiana Mensa.

 

He can be reached at larryhesson@netzero.net or at 317-839-6053.

dave jackson

county council candidate (at-large)

 

I have lived in Hendricks County for over 23 years.  I care about this community & want to ensure that it remains a great place for all of us to call home.  I previously served for 8 years on the Avon Town Council.  I am a current member of the Avon Park Board and a past member of the Avon Redevelopment Commission.

 

I am proud of my record of serving in Avon.  We built the first roundabouts in Avon, constructed the police station, partnered with the YMCA plus extended & widened the Ronald Reagan Parkway with trails on BOTH sides.  We took over local control of Avon Avenue & secured funding for the highly anticipated bridge over the CSX railroad crossing.  These actions took courage, commitment & collaboration.

As an avid cyclist, trail advocate and active board member of the B&O Trail Association, I want to see Hendricks County continue to expand the network of trails between all the towns in the county.  Now more than ever we see the tremendous value that trails can have in our quality of life.   We also need to continue the focus on public safety.  We must provide the Sheriff’s Department with the facility, tools & support they need to get their jobs done safely and effectively for the benefit of all of us.  We need to have sensible zoning that encourages thriving businesses and manages residential growth to foster quality neighborhoods that will serve as long-term assets.

I would be honored to have YOUR support for county council.  I will serve YOU with common sense and as a good steward of YOUR tax dollars.  I do NOT accept political action committee (PAC) money from outside special interests.  Learn more at: www.Dave4HC.com or email me at Dave4HC@gmail.com.

dana carter for county commissioner

 

Hello, I’m Dana L. Carter and I have been a lifelong resident of Hendricks County. I currently reside in Brownsburg. I am running for Hendricks County Commissioner to serve Hendricks County residents as I did for the Town of Stilesville, where I was the elected Clerk/Treasurer at 18.  I am very familiar with the unique needs associated with local government. I have served Indiana at both the local and state level. I worked as a Legislative Assistant for the Indiana Senate, the Department of Insurance on the Rate Review Grant, and was recruited by Governor Pence’s team to be the Assistant Manager of the Indiana Works Councils. I currently work for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Public Policy & Advocacy. I was accepted to be part of the two extraordinary leadership development programs, Leadership Hendricks County, class of 2016. I am in the current class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

 

Growing up in Hendricks County, it gives me a unique understanding of the land and people. I am here to listen to you and challenge the status quo when needed. I want to serve my community at the grassroots level, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve the people Hendricks County.

 

DENNIS DAWES for county commissioner

 

Dennis Dawes has been a resident of Hendricks County for almost 50 years. As president/CEO of Hendricks Regional Health, Dawes led the hospital through a period of massive growth as it expanded from a single facility with 200 employees to a seven-location healthcare system with almost 1,700 employees. He is a proven leader who has the experience and vision Hendricks County needs as it continues its own explosive growth.

 

Dawes has been a member of the Brownsburg Town Council since 2015. He also serves on the boards of the Brownsburg Police Commission, the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District, and Life Centers. He is chairman of the Indiana Donor Network Board of Directors and past chairman of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors. He also serves as an elder of his church. In 2012, Gov. Mitch Daniels named him a Distinguished Hoosier.

 

Dawes received his bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and his master’s degree from Indiana University. He and his wife, Yao-Hsin, have been married for 51 years and have two sons, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He can be reached at denniswdawes@gmail.com.

 

www.DennisDawes.com

 

 

DAVE COX - county commissioner, district 2

 

Dave Cox believes in "Positive Choices for Hendricks County."  He has been a resident of Hendricks County for over 25 years.  Dave is married, a father and a retired police officer.  Dave feels that it is in his nature to step up and volunteer when the need arises.  Whether public service, private clubs or just helping neighbors he has always been willing to help.  Dave is presently on the Hendricks County Council, his public service includes, the first Hendricks County 911 Board, Senior Services Board, County Youth Assistance Board, Avon Town Council, Police Commissioner Board, Redevelopment and Plan Commissions.  Dave is a member of the Avon American Legion and the Plainfield Eagles.

 

One of Dave's strong points is his ability to work with people who have a different point of view than his.  As a member of the first 911 board where the county consolidated into one 911 dispatch that it wasn't easy talking several local governments to let go of their control for the betterment of the whole county.  Dave doesn't have any hidden agendas he is a firm believer in small transparent county government.  As with this virus we are going through things happen and you have to make quick decisions the best as you can.  Priorities can change very quickly present major projects might change if revenue isn't as expected because of this virus?  Where some of my opponents may be looking to the interests of just a certain area Dave pledges to use his abilities, experience and conservative common sense

values for the betterment of the entire county!    Sincerely,  Dave Cox

 

 

david emery

county commissioner

 

David Emery is a United States Marine Combat Veteran, a conservative, a husband, and a father. David is running as a Republican candidate to be your next Hendricks County Commissioner. David owns and operates a small local business here in Hendricks County and has a record of giving back to his community. David is an Eagle Scout and is Made in America!

David received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. David currently serves on the Brownsburg Board of Zoning Appeals, and previously served as its President. David also served as a scoutmaster for many years. David understands that our most precious resource is the next generation. David Emery knows what service is and has shown time and time again that servant leadership is a must.

As Commissioner he will focus on the completion of Ronald Regan and on building the tech industry here in Hendricks County so our kids will have the opportunity to come home to high paying jobs. 

 

Marjorie Pike

County Clerk Candidate 

 

My name is Marjorie Pike and I am a candidate for Hendricks County Clerk.   I was raised in Indianapolis and became a Hendricks County resident in 1995 when I moved to Danville where I currently reside with my husband, Alan Pike, and our two teenage daughters.  I am a member of the Association of Indiana Circuit Court Clerks, Hendricks County Republican Women’s Organization as well as a member of the Association of Indiana Counties.

I have gained great knowledge of the Clerk’s Office operations and am looking forward to providing the citizens of Hendricks County the best possible service in providing access to court records, assistance in case filings, marriage licenses, voter registration and child support help.  I began working in the Clerk’s Office in 1999.  In 2005, I was appointed in a supervisory position as First Deputy Clerk and maintained that position until 2015 when I was appointed as Chief Deputy Clerk and currently hold this position today.   In 2016, I received and Outstanding Deputy Award from the Association of Indiana Circuit Court Clerks and I have attended many trainings and conferences gaining substantial knowledge throughout my years in the Clerk’s Office.   I have over 20 years of experience working in the Clerk’s Office and I have worked in many of the positions within the office.  I have worked under multiple excellent Clerks for Hendricks County all while gaining their perspectives on quality service to the citizens of Hendricks County.   I would appreciate your support and vote in 2020.

                                            Thank you,

                                            Marjorie Pike                                                                                                                                                   

     I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact me at pikeforhendrickscountyclerk@gmail.com or at facebook.com/pikeforhendrickscountyclerkin2020

 

Jayson Puckett

County Clerk Candidate 

 

Jayson Puckett grew up in Brownsburg where he graduated from high school in 2007. He graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree in 2012. Later that year he married his wife Taylor, and they are raising 3 beautiful girls together in Avon. He has worked for the Hendricks County Government in Danville for almost 10 years. He currently serves as the Chief Deputy Auditor working for Nancy Marsh, where he is responsible for calculating property taxes, maintaining TIF and abatement records, and assisting taxpayers with property tax deduction applications. In 2014, he graduated from the Leadership Hendricks County program. He has also served as a member of the Community Corrections Advisory Board since 2014. His objectives as County Clerk are to ensure that we continue to have fair and accurate elections, increase voter turnout, and to implement more efficient ways to process court payments and documents. Please visit www.facebook.com/puckett4countyclerk or email jayson.puckett@gmail.com, for more information.