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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines


BEDFORD - DECEMBER 27, 2022 - Brad Bough will be seeking another term as Bedford City Council District 3 seat.

Bedford City Councilman Brad Bough makes first purchase at Ollie's grand opening

Bough has served 10 years as Lawrence County Veterans Service Officer being appointed in January 1, 2013.

Other committees and boards include:

  • Men's Warming Shelter as Bedford City Council representative

  • Vice-President Lawrence County Historical Society

  • Bedford Historical Review Committee

  • Bedford Condemnation Hearing Officer

  • Chapter Commander Lt. Col. Cladie Davis Chapter Disabled American Vets

  • Sponsor of Basketball Team at Lawrence County Boys/Girls Club

Experience or Biography

  • Served four years United States Air Force

  • Served one year Indiana National Guard

  • Served three years Active Duty Army

  • Served fifteen years Captain Indiana Department of Corrections

  • Served 40 months civilian in Afghanistan in Poll-E- Charka

" When I sought election to the Bedford City Council in 2019, my primary goal was to be a voice for the children of City of Bedford, and advocate of their safety. To that end, I pledged to the parents and grandparents of our city that I would be mindful of this. I have upheld that pledge," said Bough.

Some of the promises made include the new school zone ordinance implemented at Bedford Middle School. " There was no speed limit restrictions on city streets in and around Bedford Middle School," said Bough.

Thanks to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore and colleagues of the Bedford City Council that now has changed.

The placement of a Baby Box at Bedford Fire Department Headquarters is another great example of looking out for children.

As Condemnation officer for the city Bough states, " I have ordered various structures to be made safe or rendered inaccessible, to prevent children from wandering into these dangerous areas,"

Bedford Police Department will have a new home in July 2023

Public Safety have been an issue over the last several years. " We have had a 50 percent turnover in our police department over the last five years, and a turnover in the fire department. Over the last couple years, the city council has improved wages in both of the public safety departments for police officers, firefighters and dispatchers," said Bough. These issues span over three administrations," said Bough.

" I am thrilled for the police department to finally have a new home, and support our police officers in the job they do for our city,"

The Bedford Redevelopment Commission approved the construction of a new police station at the former Aldis building on West 16th Street.

" We have worked to improve the conditions and wages for all of our city departments," said Bough.

" Not one person can do this alone, it takes a team to do it, we have worked as a team and glad Mayor Craig is our mayor.

City workers are called to do a lot of jobs and tasks around the City of Bedford

Bough is proud to see several streets have been paved over the last two years and making several infrastructure improvements.

" I think we have done a great job with our budget, and keeping taxpayers in mind when we make the decisions on the city's business,"

Bough says, " My district has the highest amount of retail, and businesses and tries to make sure the business community has his support.

In regard to the proposed new Lawrence County Jail; " I do not believe this facility needs to be constructed in the residential neighborhood, and in the area of the playground of Centerstone. County officials need to see about finding another location," said Bough.

City councilman joins Bedford Mayor Sam Craig and Bedford City Council Clerk/Treasurer in already announcing their bid to seek another term. More are expected to announce their desire to seek another term.

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