It is the role of government to not just make good decisions but also communicate those decisions to the public. I am running for County Council District 1 because I have a passion for this county and its community.
I am a small business consultant, an award winning librarian and faculty member at Purdue. I teach business and economic development courses in the Krannert School of Management and Purdue Honors College, as well as consult with startups on business intelligence. I am devoted to responsible budgeting as well as creating an informed citizenry and educating the public. I currently sit on the Greater Lafayette Commerce Quality of Life Council and the Town Gown Committee. I am a board member for Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies and former Chair of the Purdue Faculty Association and Girl Scout troop leader.
County Council holds an important position in our local government. It fixes annual operating budgets of all county departments (including the Sheriff’s office) and sets funding priorities for capital projects. I consider the renovation of the county fairgrounds to be a priority, including parking improvements. If elected, I plan to increase the transparency and accountability of the County Council by livestreaming the meetings. I also propose that the County Council take the lead in creating a Citizens Academy where people can learn more about county government, like the one currently implemented in Monroe County.
At this time of county growth, it is more important than ever that we not leave people behind. We need to work to open county governance and invite our community to collaborate with us to make Tippecanoe County greater.
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Step 1: A voter must be 18 by Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to cast a ballot in the Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Primary Election.
Step 2:You must reside in Tippecanoe County Council District 1 (Tippecanoe County) to vote for County Council District 1. Tippecanoe County is divided into four County Council Districts. If you don’t know what County Council District you live in you can check HERE (District 01 is blue).
Step 3: You must be registered to vote. If you aren’t registered or want to check your registration you can do that HERE.
Step 4: You can vote early, which is faster and easier than waiting until election day. Find early voting information HERE.