By Rick Morwick
Throughout his first term on the Hamilton County Council, Fred Glynn has prided himself on unifying colleagues in fostering efficient local government.
He is confident he can continue to do so as he seeks re-election for his District 1 seat in the Nov. 6 election.
“I have been able to bring council members together to the benefit of taxpayers and citizens or our county,” said Glynn, a mortgage loan officer who was first elected in 2014. “If re-elected, I will continue to work for checks and balances, lower taxes and proper funding of county government functions.”
A Carmel resident and former council president, he regards fiscal responsibility and budgeting for the county’s dynamic growth — which isn’t expected to slow anytime soon — among the community’s top priorities.
“We need to be able to provide the same services in 20 years that we do now,” Glynn said. “Being prudent and fiscally responsible will allow the county to achieve these goals.”
Glynn cites the following as pillars of his platform:
- Continued fiscal responsibility.
- Work toward zero-based budgeting.
- Proper funding of county government functions, infrastructure and parks.
Among other functions, the county council adopts budgets, sets salaries, establishes county tax rates and levies taxes to fund construction projects.
A Republican, Glynn is facing a challenge from Democrat Jeremy Eltz, a fellow Carmel resident and first-time office-seeker.
Glynn, 43, has lived in Carmel with his wife, Beth, for 18 years. They have a teen daughter and are members of St. Elizabeth Seton Church. He and his family volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank and participate in the annual Race for the Cure.
If re-elected, Glynn plans to continue advocating for sound fiscal stewardship, promote strategic budgeting practices and be accountable to taxpayers in an ever-growing county.
“I enjoy looking out for our citizens and being their watchdog in county government,” Glynn said. “That is what keeps me involved with this entire process.”