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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

List of Questions Will Start Going Out to Candidates This Week

LAWRENCE COUNTY - (March 13, 2022) - There will be four questions asked to candidates, those questions were sent in from the subscribers to the Lawrence County Zephyr.

(Republican candidate and Lawrence County Commissioner president, Rodney Fish is being challenged by current Lawrence County Council president Scott Smith)

The first candidates we will address questions will include the Lawrence County Commissioners, Lawrence County Sheriff Candidates, Lawrence County Council and Trustee Candidates in Marshall Township.

Lawrence County Zephyr will only focus on contested races in the Primary, the Democrat and Libertarian Candidates will already be on the November ballot.

(First term Lawrence County Council member and current president is challenging current County Commissioner president Rodney Fish)

Lawrence County Zephyr will look on how proposals for changes in the Justice system might impact residents of Lawrence County.

A recent jail study suggests the construction of a $46 Million Jail Facility and the Lawrence County Justice study also suggest the construction of a fourth courtroom and adding a magistrate to the help loosen the back log of criminal cases.

Both proposals will have an impact on the taxes that Lawrence County residents will be responsible for. The budget approved by the Lawrence County Council for 2022 budget year, have climbed to $28 Million dollars. Included in the budget increases was 17 percent increase for the county's elected officials.

The rationale for the increase in wages for county elected officials were to attract better quality of candidates, and one council member suggesting they have to use their own money to campaign with it was only reasonable to increase their salary.

Previous salary studies indicated Lawrence County elected officials were under paid.

Who is qualified to manage an increasing budget for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and manage the budget an conditions of the Lawrence County Jail?

Mike Branham cannot serve another term and two Indian Creek Township residents Gregg Taylor and Greg Day ; will face off in the Primary for the Republican nomination. Both men have an extensive law enforcement background.

Gregg Taylor, Republican, Chief Deputy Lawrence County Sheriffs Department is being challenged by Indiana State Trooper Greg Day. Both men reside in Indian Creek Township)

(Greg Day, Indiana State Trooper started out in the Jail Division of the Lawrence County Jail before being hired as Indiana State Trooper. He is challenging Lawrence County Chief Deputy Gregg Taylor for the Republican nomination for Lawrence County Sheriff)

Lawrence County Zephyr will be asking these four questions and allow them both to an opportunity to tell Lawrence County residents what their admiration will look like should they win the November election.

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