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Bortner Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Bedford City Council At-Large

BEDFORD - FEBRUARY 11, 2023 - Bedford City Councilman Dan Bortner has announced his intention to seek re-election to the Bedford City Council At-Large. Bortner is currently finishing up his 1st Term on the City Council.

Bedford City Council At-Large Candidate

In announcing his candidacy Bortner pointed to the accomplishments that have been achieved during his first term. “We set out to get some things done that needed addressed. Working with the Mayor and his Team we were able to secure a new location for the police department, make solid strides on infrastructure improvements, and were able to address the staffing issues in public safety. I want to continue the work we have started in order to ensure Bedford remains a great place to live and raise a family.”

Bortner currently serves as the Director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and is also the State of Indiana’s Historic Preservation Officer. While he is finishing up his first term on the Bedford City Council, he previously served on the Lawrence County Council from 1995 thru 2006. He is the President of the Board of the Green Hill Cemetery Association in Bedford, a Board Member of the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana Environmental Review Board, and is Secretary of the Indiana Natural Resources Commission.

Bortner is a 1983 graduate of BNL High School and a 1987 graduate of Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He and his wife April have 3 adult children, daughter Ashley Barnes and husband Clayton, (along with granddaughter Claire), daughter Alex Bortner, and son Dylan Bortner and wife Kaylee.

Bortner is being challenged by two other candidates Angel Hawkins who is also in her first term, and Heath Hawkins who is the Chairman of the Lawrence County Republican Party.

Lawrence County Zephyr will continue to monitor developments in this year's election.

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