Voters will be choosing from a handful of contested races on the Nov. 6th Bartholomew County ballot.
In the southwestern portion of the county, voters will be deciding between Republican incumbent Jorge Morales and Democrat Lynne Fleming in the District 4 County Council Race.
Morales, 74, retired from Cummins after 30 years. He is married. He has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He is a member of the Rotary International and serves on the Mill Race Center board. He has held the County Council seat for two terms and ran for Bartholomew County Commissioners two years but lost in the Republican primary.
Fleming, 65, is a retired school teacher who worked for 38 years in Bartholomew Consolidated Schools. She is married to Dan Fleming and they have three sons. She holds a masters degree from Indiana University. She ran for County Council at-large two years ago. She is the vice president of the Bartholomew County Board of Health.
We asked the candidates:
- What is the county governments role in stemming the local opioid epidemic?
- How would you change the funding and staffing of the county sheriffs department?
- The County Council enacted an increase in the local option income tax last year. Much of that revenue remains unallocated, although it has been earmarked for anti-opioid epidemic efforts. How should that money be spent?