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My name is Ilana Stonebraker and I’m running for the District 1 Tippecanoe County Council position. District 1 includes most of the city of Lafayette, north of Beck Lane (see map).

I am running for County Council District 1 because I have a passion for this county and its community. One of the focuses of my campaign is being citizen-centric, and I mean it.

At doors and in meetings, I focus my time listening to people’s concerns about local government and learning about what matters to my neighbors in the district. Please consider supporting our campaign with your donation or volunteering.

Residents of District 1 can also volunteer to have a yard sign in their lawn this fall.  If you are interested in supporting our campaign in this way, please sign up using our yard sign form. Thank you for giving me the chance to earn your vote this November 6!

Issues

Ilana Stonebraker:

  • Purdue tenured professor: focus on civic education, business information, and research
  • Taught “Making Greater Lafayette Greater” course focused on getting students involved in the community
  • Active in the community (Greater Lafayette Commerce Quality of Life Council, Town-Gown Committee. Board member and Education Co-Director at Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies)
  • Awards: Greater Lafayette Top 10 under 40 by Tippy Connect, Library Journal Mover and Shaker- Educator category, Purdue University Teaching Academy Inductee, a Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellow
  • For more information, see Endorsements

County Council:

  • Approves annual operating budgets of all county departments (including the Sheriff’s office and the courts)
  • Approves funding priorities for capital projects

Where Ilana Stonebraker will focus her efforts:

  • Fiscal Stewardship– knowing where our money comes from and where it’s going.
  • Citizen-Centric– focusing on making sure the county council works for and with its citizens. This involves greater transparency and accountability.
  • Greater Together– more of the great holistic work we have come to expect here in Greater Lafayette that bring together cities, county, and state together.

Organizational Endorsements:

Greater Lafayette Indivisible “Greater Lafayette Indivisible proudly announces our endorsed candidates for this November’s general election. These candidates support our mission by strengthening voting rights, being responsive to their constituents, and supporting equality and justice for all.” About the organization: Greater Lafayette Indivisible stands “united in civic engagement to restore the heart of our democracy as a diverse and respectful organization of grassroots advocacy for all, with justice, equality, and inclusion.

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    Run for Something These first-time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RfS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement. Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.” –Ross Morales Rocketto, RfS co-founder. About the organization: Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. Website: www.runforsomething.net

Citizen endorsements:

“I am happy to endorse Ilana Stonebraker for County Council. Ilana is a professional who brings creativity and realism to every aspect of her work. As a business librarian, she has guided colleagues and students in making fact-based decisions. She is an expert in using databases and data to support effective decision making. Just as important, Ilana has led a Purdue Honors class focused on Making Greater Lafayette Greater. Through teaching her class, she has been actively learning about community issues in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County. She brings a wealth of knowledge about local issues and government functions that support a healthy and vibrant community. I’m excited about Ilana’s candidacy. The County will benefit from her fresh perspective, her dedication to strong communities, and her ability to work with people from all backgrounds to accomplish goals. Ilana will help Tippecanoe County make decisions that will make our county strong today and into the future.” – Joy Dietz

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“I’ve worked with Ilana for years and enthusiastically endorse her in her run for County Council. Ilana is highly informed, passionate about people and her community and takes meaningful actions to achieve her goals. Everything she does, she does far beyond expectations. She is an accomplished leader in our community already, and I know she will continue to work hard, listen, learn and succeed on our County Council.”  -Amanda Thompson, Elevate Entrepreneur in Residence, Purdue Foundry

Events

Ilana Stonebraker, Farm Bureau Meet the Candidates, April 3, 2018

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser hosted by Loretta Barnes for Indiana House
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-5pm
Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall 2555 S 30th St Lafayette, IN

Lafayette Jeff Homecoming Fish & Chicken Fry
Friday, Sept. 28, 5-7:30pm
1801 S 18th, Lafayette, IN

Latino Fest
Saturday, Sept. 29, 12-5pm
Northend Community Center, 2000 Elmwood Ave, Lafayette, IN 47904

Tippecanoe County Democratic Party Gala
Thursday, Oct. 11, Cocktails 6pm, Dinner at 7pm
The Columbia Room, 625 Columbia Street, Lafayette IN

Fall Classic 5k Walk/Run for Mental Illness Advocacy
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 12-3:30pm
Former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course, 800 Golfview Road, Lafayette

General Election , Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6am-6pm

Media

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Voting Information

Step 1: A voter must be 18 by Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to cast a ballot in the Tuesday, November 6, 2018, General 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 the district map HERE.

Step 3: You must be registered to vote. If you aren’t registered or want to check your registration HERE.

Step 4: You can vote early, which is faster and easier than waiting until election day.  Find early voting information HERE.

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