Council candidates differ on county role in opiate epidemic

As the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress gets ready for its one year anniversary meeting next week, we asked the candidates for Bartholomew County Council district 1 and 2 in the Republican primaries about their thoughts on the county’s role in tackling the epidemic and how they will consider funding requests from ASAP.

In the District 1 race, Scott Bonnell is running against Marcus Speer.

Bonnell explains that this is a public health crisis

Speer says that as a minister he has performed funeral services for an overdose victim.

In the District 2 race, incumbent Laura DeDomenic is running againt Glenn Petri.

Petri sees only a limited role for government in the epidemic

DeDomenic said the county has multiple layers of responsibility

The ASAP one-year progress update is coming up at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at The Commons.

Laura DeDomenic. Photo courtesy of Laura DeDomenic.
Marcus Speer
Scott Bonnell
Glenn Petri. Photo courtesy of Glenn Petri