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Name: Martina Webster Office seeking: Sellersburg Town Council, District 1

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Level 3 certified assessor/ appraiser

Occupation: Booking Coordinator

Political experience: This is my fourth year on the Sellersburg Town Council.

Related pertinent experience: I’m the incumbent. Every year since I’ve been on the council, I’ve requested budget sessions with all department heads to go line by line on the budget. We also implemented live streaming for Sellersburg council meetings.

Age: 43

Website/social media: www.martinawebster. com

Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. Because if honest people don’t run for office, then corruption has no one watching over its shoulders. Sellersburg has one of the lowest tax rates in Clark County. I’m fighting to keep it that way.

Q. What qualifications/skills would you bring to this office?

A. I bring high-level budgetary knowledge to the table. I understand at a deep level how the state determines tax rates. When evaluating spending, I always remember it’s not “the town’s” money… it’s the taxpayers. I’m proud to have lead the charge for depositing over $200,000 to the town’s rainy day fund each year since I’ve been elected.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. We are currently working on the town’s master plan. It will investigate the major issues for water, sewer, drainage and infrastructure and set a concrete plan based on the priority needs and costs. It will take a lot of the politics out of decision making and allow us to position ourselves for a strong future. Preparing and planning allows us to be proactive versus reactive and will hopefully allow us to keep our tax rate in Sellersburg one of the lowest in Clark County.

Q. What are the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg, and how do you plan to address them?

A. [The] water system, the sewer system, traffic and the schools are Sellersburg’s main issues. While the town council doesn’t have any control over the school board, I have been diligently fighting for and representing my district in the northern part of Sellersburg. For traffic, State Highway 31 is the largest issue for us, and while the state has control over it, I will continue to push for much needed upgrades. When the state repaves Highway 31 in 2022, Sellersburg will look completely different. I hope we can utilize the monies we have set aside in the rainy day fund to really dress up 31 when that project happens.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. As a conservative, I don’t think the people we elect to government should have this as a strong motivation. My principles say you shouldn’t elect people who want central planners. The hard-working people in this community start businesses and government shouldn’t take the role of picking and choosing winners. So my role in shaping Sellersburg’s future? Make sure government stays out of the way as much as possible. To fight to keep Sellersburg taxes the lowest for all municipalities in Clark County.

Name: Michael “Scott” McVoy Office seeking: Sellersburg Town Council, District 1

Occupation: Assistant Chief for Jeffersonville Police Department

Education: University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Pertinent Experience: Local government budget and finance for Jeffersonville Police Department, Manage and Develop applicable policies pertaining to Jeffersonville Police Department.

Age: 43 Social media/website: Scott Mc Voy for Sellersburg Town Council on Facebook Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. I believe that the residents of Sellersburg deserve to be represented by a candidate who put their interest first. The future of Sellersburg has never been brighter than it is now.

Q. What qualifications/skills would you bring to this office?

A. Public safety expertise, administrative functions and the ability to work with all parties and persons to best represent my constituents in my district as well as the entire Town of Sellersburg.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. To be able to continue to deliver the best services regarding public safety to all residents of the Town of Sellersburg. Improve infrastructure, and plan for the future growth of the town.

Q. What are the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg Town Council, and how do you plan to address them?

A. Issues of managing progressive growth have not been met, nor explored, to put the town in the best possible position for our children’s future. Infrastructure needs must be met, including flooding and drainage issues. I hope to bring a professional leadership role in meeting those needs.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. I hope to be a part of a progressive and fiscally responsible council with the ability to work together to position Sellersburg and its citizens for the future. The more that gets accomplished on behalf of the town — for the absolute best interest of the residents — is my goal.

Name: Chris Carlyle Position seeking: Sellersburg Town Council, District 4

Political experience: Republican committeeman

Related pertinent experience: Management

Occupation: Account Manager Health Care Service Group

Education: High school graduate Age: 41

Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. To bring back integrity, civility, and decency to council.

Q. What qualifications/skills would you bring to this office?

A. The ability to take in the facts and make informed decisions.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. Infrastructure such as roads, sewer and water. To be responsible in how we pay for them and manage them in the long term.

Q. What are the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg Town Council, and how do you plan to address them?

A. The biggest issues facing the town council is civility and common sense solutions to everyday issues.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. I think I could be a strong voice for the needs of the people I hope to represent.

Name: Bill Conlin Office seeking: Sellersburg Town Council, District 4

Education: University of Louisville Occupation: Retired Political experience: Currently I have the honor of serving on the Sellersburg Town Council, District 4. In the past, I had the privilege to serve the Jeffersonville City Council in 1972 through 1976.

Related pertinent experience: Previously I was the president of a private company that employed disabled citizens across several states where I later retired from.

Age: 70

Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. I am seeking re-election in hopes of continuing to serve the citizens of Sellersburg.

Q. What qualifications/skills would you bring to this office?

A. I have a profound knowledge of public service due to my past experience and personal

accomplishments through the private sector.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. I hope to see Sellersburg grow and thrive. I hope to see additional commercial businesses and residential areas pop up around the town.

Q. What are the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg Town Council, and how do you plan to address them?

A. The infrastructure such as traffic flow in the main areas of town poses a hazard.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. I know that if re-elected, I can continue to make a positive change to our community.

I know that there are things that need to be addressed and if other candidates feel the same as I do, then come 2020, you’ll start seeing progress sooner than later. Since I’ve been on the council we have made some positive changes and improvements that went unnoticed in years past. If re-elected along with under potential candidates, together we will reshape Sellersburg to reflect the small town charm while continuing to prepare for expansion and growth.

Name: Todd Hooker Office seeking: Sellersburg Town Council At Large

Political party: Republican Education: GED

Occupation: Entrepreneur Political Experience: None Related pertinent experience:

Business management, public service

Age: 33

Website/social media: Todd Hooker for Sellersburg Town Council at Large on Facebook Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. I have had the privilege of speaking with various community leaders and found that I share similar interests as far as public service. I am hoping to make a positive change in our community.

Q. What qualifications/skills would you bring to this office?

A. I have had the opportunity to serve several communities in various capacities in a volunteer role along with managing and operating my private businesses.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. I would like to see Sellersburg grow while keeping the small-town feel. I would also like to see certain amenities come to Sellersburg which would support the growth that I believe will occur in time.

Q. What are the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg Town Council, and how do you plan to address them?

A. We have problems with flooding, narrow aging roads, beautification and city park issues that I plan to address upon being elected.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. I think that if elected, we will see the beginning steps of reshaping Sellersburg.

Sellersburg will not only be on the map, but stand out among the surrounding communities as a premier residential area.

Name: Matthew Czarnecki Office seeking: Sellersburg Town Council at-large

Political experience: N/A

Related pertinent experience: Ran own landscaping company for 14 years in Wisconsin.

Occupation: Grounds supervisor for Facility Management Services

Education: Graduated high school Age: 46

Social media/website: Elect Matt Czarnecki for Sellersburg Town Council at Large on Facebook Q. Why are you running for town council?

A. I want to help create change and do good for our town. I want to keep that small town feel and stay fiscally responsible.

Q. What are some of the qualification/skills you would bring to the office.

A. I have leadership skills, which is part of being someone on the board. You have to be able to lead but be open-minded. I’ve been a business owner, so I know numbers and can help try to maintain what we currently have yet still excel moving forward into the future for what the town needs.

Q. What are your main goals if elected?

A. I know roads are a big issue. There’s only a certain amount of money we can spend every year, so I would work to stay within those means so the town doesn’t have to borrow money, so we can continue doing projects without having to burden the taxpayers with paying interest on loans.

Q. What are some of the biggest issues facing the Sellersburg Town Council, and how do you plan to address them?

A. It’s basically your infrastructure, so your sewers and your streets are the biggest issues right now. It’s just been an ongoing battle for the past few years trying to correct those issues yet staying within our means. So it’s trying to address your highest priority, and you just keep working on it every year...There are things already in place, so it’s just bettering those things and continuing to improve them to make them run more efficiently.

Q. What role do you want to have in shaping Sellersburg’s future?

A. My future is to help keep that small-town feel of Sellersburg. Part of some of the things I’d like to do is try to get grant money from the federal or state government to bring that old-time feel back, which means revitalizing our downtown area and giving almost a more historic look to downtown. I want to try to beautify our area. One of my biggest areas is codes and enforcement and bringing those up-to-date, and just trying to make our town cleaner, nicer and more inviting.

MATTHEW CZARNECKI

MARTINA WEBSTER SCOTT MCVOY

TODD HOOKER

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