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Morgan Township sees 5 vie for 3 advisory board seats

Voters in Morgan Township will select three candidates from a slate of five during the Nov. 6 General Election to serve on the township advisory board. They are Republicans Leland Krush and Travis McAfee, who is finishing the term for Charlie Crawford, who was elected two years ago to serve as county commissioner, and Democrats Michael Book and Kenneth F. Jacobi, both incumbents, and Nancy Perryman.
The three advisory board candidates with the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, will serve a four-year term.
Below are McAfee, Book and Perryman’s responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper; Krush and Jacobi did not respond.
Name and residency: Michael Book, Palmyra
Age: 43
Family: Wife, Leah Book; one son, 13 years old; one daughter, 9 years old
Education: Attended Indiana University Southeast
Occupation: Farmer
Political experience: One term Morgan Township trustee advisory board
Contact information for voters: [email protected]
Why are you seeking the office (in 100 words or less)? To represent the people of Morgan Township.
If elected, what will you do to serve the people of Morgan Township (in 150 words or less)? I will ensure the best use of property tax funds.
Name and residency: Nancy Perryman, Greenville
Age: (did not answer)
Family: Husband, Tom; three children and three grandchildren
Education: Nursing School and B.A. Georgian Court University
Occupation: Retired from school nurse position at N.H.C.S.; also U.S. Navy Nurse Corp veteran, honorably discharged rank Lt. Commander
Political experience: none
Contact information for voters: [email protected]
Why are you seeking the office (in 100 words or less)? We moved here from the Washington, D.C., area in 1999, seeking to move away from a metropolitan environment. I’m seeking the position on the Morgan Township Advisory Board because I care about the citizens of this county and believe good local governance is a benefit to my community. In my experiences as a school nurse, I have had good insight to the issues impacting our residents’ lives. I’ve witnessed parents struggling to provide what their children need, particularly regarding health care. Also, I have served on boards that have given me insight into early childhood education and law enforcement issues.
If elected, what will you do to serve the people of Morgan Township (in 150 words or less)? Now that I am retired have the extra time to devote to community issues and to serve in my community. I am seeking the office of advisory board because I believe I can bring a unique perspective to this position. Part of the responsibilities of the board is to provide health and community services not generally available through other government channels. With my experience in dealing with the various needs and concerns of both parents, grandparents, children and with non-profits organizations, I believe that I am well positioned to carry out these duties.
Name and residency: Travis McAfee, Palmyra
Age: 50
Family: Wife, Dee McAfee; daughters Alyssa McAfee and Jourdan McAfee
Education: North Harrison High School
Occupation: Heavy equipment operator
Political experience: None
Contact information for voters: Cell: 502-643-3916; email: [email protected]
Why are you seeking the office (in 100 words or less)? I enjoy serving my community and helping out others. I have been a member of the Palmyra (Volunteer) Fire Dept. for 15 years, and I was in the Army Reserves for six years. I believe that this would be another great opportunity to step up and help be a voice for the other members in my community.
If elected, what will you do to serve the people of Morgan Township (in 150 words or less)? If elected as a member of the Morgan Township Advisory Board, I will work closely with the township trustee to develop the best budget possible to see that everyone in the township can get the help and services they need. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

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