|Wed, Jul 23, 2014 06:18 PM
April 16, 2014 | 09:52 AM
Residents in Morgan Township who select a Democrat ballot in the May 6 Primary Election will find six candidates seeking three bids to be on the General Election ballot for the township trustee advisory board positions.
Joining incumbent Kenneth Jacobi are Donald Baylor, Michael Book, Michael Farris, Danny Schroeder and Adam Uhl. (Incumbent Brian Tincher is a Republican candidate, and the other incumbent, Gary Vaught, is not seeking re-election.)
The top three vote getters will be on the General Election ballot in November. Besides Tincher, Charlie Crawford and Jack Froning will be on ballot as Republican candidates for this position. The three candidates with the most votes in the Nov. 4 election will secure a four-year term on the advisory board.
Below are Schroeder's and Uhl's exact responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper. Baylor, Book, Farris and Jacobi did not respond to the request for a profile.
Name: Danny Schroeder
Address: New Salisbury
Contact information for voters: Ninthschroeder@hotmail.com
Family: wife, Sharon Schroeder; three children, Emily, Evan and Josh
Education/Occupation/Political experience: Graduate of North Harrison High School 1985, Sullivan College 1987, Indiana University Southeast, course study; environmental health specialist for the Harrison County Health Dept. for 23 years, senior environmental health specialist for the last nine years and president of the Indiana Environmental Health Association – Southern Chapter; no political experience
Why are you seeking the office? (100 words or less): I think that this is a great opportunity to become more involved in local government. And I would like to better serve the people of Morgan Township. As an environmental health specialist, everything I do helps to protect or improve the county in some way and having this position would only further that position.
What do you see as the main role of the township trustee advisory board member? How would you accomplish that role? (in 200 words or less): By knowing the present and future needs of the township and addressing them. I would like to play a part in making the best possible decisions for the residents of Morgan Township and, most importantly, I will listen to what the residents have to say. If elected, I will work closely with the trustee to help solve the issues within our township. I am proud of this county. It has grown a lot in the last 25 years, and I hope I can make it a little better.
Name: Adam Uhl
Contact information for voters: 812-267-1115
Family: Single; parents, Gary and Theresa Uhl; two brothers; and one sister
Education/Occupation/Political experience: NHHS; Vincennes University, horticulture degree; IUS, working on history degree; farmer and feed mill manager
Why are you seeking the office? (in 100 words or less): I want to get more involved in the community and felt this would give me the opportunity to serve in the township I grew up in.
What do you see as the main role of the township advisory board member? How would you accomplish that role? (in 200 words or less): The board helps to oversee where and how the township funds are spent and adopts an annual budget. If elected, I would like to keep the park pass for Buffalo Trace for Morgan Township residents but would also be open to new ideas on where or how to spend funds if available.