2014 Noblesville general election guide


The Basics

  • When: Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Where: If you don’t know where to go to vote, call 776-8476 or visit www.indianavoters.com or www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov.
  • What to bring: In order to sign in to vote, you must bring a current identification card issued by the Indiana or U.S. government that includes your photo, name and an expiration date. Acceptable forms of identification include a passport, military ID with expiration date, Indiana’s driver’s license or an Indiana photo ID.
  • Absentee voting is available at the Hamilton County Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square, Noblesville, from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 3.

U.S. Rep. District 5

Susan Brooks
Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks (R)

  • Personal: Brooks, 53, is a Carmel resident. She has been married to husband, David, for 27 years, and they have two adult children and a yellow Lab named Scout.
  • Background: She has a bachelor’s degree from the Miami University (Ohio) and a law degree from IUPUI. She previously was a small business owner, a federal prosecutor, a workforce development executive at Ivy Tech, and a nonprofit board member in addition to being appointed deputy mayor of Indianapolis by Mayor Stephen Goldsmith in 1998.
  • Website: www.SusanBrooksforCongress.com
US Rep-Denney
Shawn Denney

Shawn Denney (D)

  • Personal: Denney, 41, is an Indianapolis resident. He is engaged to Amber Stearns and has three children of his own.
  • Background: He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Indianapolis. He currently works as a high school U.S. and world history teacher but previously worked in the banking industry.
  • Website: www.denneyforcongress.com
John Krom
John Krom

John Krom (L)

  • Personal: Krom, 65, has been a Noblesville resident since 1980. He has been married to wife, Liz, for 44 years and they have two adult children, Aaron and Amy, and five grandchildren.
  • Background: He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wabash College. Krom worked in the construction industry for 24 years before starting his own lumber company. He helped form Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County and later became executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Indiana and Indiana 211.
  • Website: www.kromforcongress.com

Secretary of State

Connie Lawson
Connie Lawson

Connie Lawson (R)

  • Personal: Lawson, 65, is married with two children.
  • Background: Lawson attended Darden School of Legislative Leadership and the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development. She has worked in the real estate industry as a closing agent/office manager and secretary/treasurer. Later she worked as a clerk for Abstract & Guaranty Company and served as circuit court clerk for Hendricks County. She has also served the Indiana State Senate, District 24.
  • E-mail: [email protected]
Karl Tatgenhorst
Karl Tatgenhorst

Karl Tatgenhorst (L)

  • Personal: Tatgenhorst is married with three children.
  • Background: Karl is an army veteran who served for four years before returning to Indiana. He has worked in a number of industries including agriculture, manufacturing and currently technology. He is a volunteer at Wolf Park in Battleground, Ind., where he works with animals.
  • E-mail: [email protected]
Elizabeth “Beth” White
Elizabeth “Beth” White

Elizabeth “Beth” White (D)

  • Personal: White is married with one son.
  • Background: White graduated from Indiana University and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She is currently serving her second term as Marion County Clerk. White also is an adjunct professor at IUPUI and serves on the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation. Previously she served on the board of the Julian Center.
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Website: www.bethwhite.org/about_beth

Treasurer of State

Mike Boland
Mike Boland

Mike Boland (D)

  • Personal: Boland, 72, is a Fishers resident. He has been married to wife, Mary, for 46 years and they have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.
  • Background: He has spent 30 years teaching in an urban school, 25 years as part-time adjunct instructor at colleges and 16 years as an Illinois State Representative. Boland has a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University; master’s in engineering from Henderson State University and 32 additional semester hours beyond master’s degree at University of Iowa and Western Illinois University.
  • Website: http://bolandforindiana.org
Michael “Mike” Jasper
Michael “Mike” Jasper

Michael “Mike” Jasper (L)

  • Personal: Jasper, 58, is a resident of Indianapolis. He is married with one daughter. Jasper is a Quaker and attends Society of Friends.
  • Background: He has a bachelor’s degree with an area of concentration in accounting and finance from Murray State University. Jasper is an independent financial advisor. He has worked his life as a CPA, investment advisor, small business controller and small business advisor.
  • Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Jasper-for-Indiana-Treasurer/652058784865063
Kelly Mitchell
Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell (R)

  • Personal: Mitchell, 47, resides in Indianapolis. She and her husband, Larry, have two college-aged children, Chloe and Colin. Her family is involved in their church, Common Ground Christian.
  • Background: Mitchell has a bachelor’s in political science and government from Valparaiso University and a master’s in philanthropic studies from IUPUI. She has served for six and a half years in the state treasurer’s office as director of TrustINdiana, Indiana’s local government investment program. Mitchell also served two terms as a county commissioner in Cass County, including five years as board president.
  • Website: www.votekellymitchell.com

Auditor of State

Michael “Mike” Claytor
Michael “Mike” Claytor

Michael “Mike” Claytor (D)

  • Personal: Claytor, 62, moved to Carmel in 1975. He is married to Debbie Winchester and they have three adult children, William, Joshua and Whitney; each are Carmel High School graduates.
  • Background: He has a bachelor’s in accounting from Ball State and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude from Indiana University – Indianapolis School of Law. He has served eight years as deputy state examiner of the Indiana State Board of Accounts and was on the Indiana Recount Commission in 1996. Claytor also has served as a citizen advisory member of the Local Government Finance Study Commission and the Clay Township Regional Waste District.
  • Website: www.mikeclaytor.com
Suzanne Crouch
Suzanne Crouch

Suzanne Crouch (R)

  • Personal: Crouch, 62, is a resident of Evansville. She has been married to Larry Downs for 32 years and they have one daughter, Courtney Downs Drew.
  • Background: Gov. Pence appointed Crouch as the 56th Indiana Auditor of State on Jan. 2. She previously served as a state representative from Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties for seven years and was vice-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Crouch also served two terms as a Vanderburgh County auditor and then went on to serve as county commissioner. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in political science.
  • Website: www.suzannecrouch.com
John Schick
John Schick

John Schick (L)

  • Personal: Schick, 54, of Chesterton is married with three sons who all live and work in Indiana.
  • Background: He has an MBA from Indiana University. Schick has 17 years experience as a management consultant spent evaluating the cost, quality and productivity of purchased-services received at some of the largest corporations in the world.
  • E-mail: [email protected]

State Rep. District 29

Joe Marcum
Joe Marcum

Joe Marcum (D)

  • Personal: Wife, Debbie Marcum, and daughters, Leigh and Lynn. Marcum has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University. He is a retired U.S. history teacher, social studies consultant at Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Background: Marcum considers his 37 successful years of connecting with thousands of students his most important achievement. During his time as an educator, he has served as an educational team leader, an innovator and as a contract negotiator. He was the varsity volleyball coach at Noblesville High School for 18 years, winning sectional titles in 1986, 1988 and 1989. He founded elementary and middle school club volleyball programs, giving athletic opportunities to youth.
  • Website: www.facebook.com/votejoemarcum
Kathy Kreag Richardson
Kathy Kreag Richardson

Kathy Kreag Richardson (R)

  • Personal: Husband, Perry Williams; daughters, Melissa (Jason) Joslin and Mary Ann (Sam) Haymaker; and grandsons, Matthew, Max, Sam, Brad, Taylor and Levi. She graduated from Noblesville High School in 1974, attended Purdue University
  • Background: Richardson has worked in the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office since 1976 (serving as county clerk from 1984 to 1991) and has been the District 29 State Representative since 1992. Richardson was the first female elected in the history of the State of Indiana to a leadership role in the House of Representatives. She is a member of Noblesville Chamber, Main Street, Kiwanis and the Hamilton County Extension Board.
  • Website: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r29/district.html

Noblesville Trustee

Mike Davis
Mike Davis

Mike Davis (D)

  • Personal: Davis, 58, has lived in Hamilton County for 12 years. He is not married. Davis graduated from Catlin High School in Catlin, Ill.
  • Background: He is a volunteer for Harvest Food Bank, Good Samaritan Network and Noblesville Community Gardens. Davis has been employed as Noblesville Township investigator for four years. He said that role gives him a firm understanding of how the office functions because of his close working relationship with the staff. Davis previously was the top regional salesperson for a national garage builder and worked his way to assistant divisional manager.
Tom Kenley
Tom Kenley

Tom Kenley (R)

  • Personal: Kenley, 62, is a lifelong resident of Noblesville. Has two adult children, Holly and Heather, and two grandchildren, Liam and Kinsey. Graduate of Noblesville High School and attended Indiana University for two years.
  • Background: Store manager and part owner of Kenley’s Supermarket for 25 years and local realtor and property manager with Ayers Real Estate for 12 years. Has served as chairman of the Noblesville Township Advisory Board for all four years of term. Kenley is a member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Preservation Alliance and NHS Alumni Association.

Noblesville Township Board

Joe Arrowood
Joe Arrowood

Joe Arrowood (R)

  • Personal: Arrowood, 73, is married to Jo Ellen Arrowood and has two sons and five grandchildren. He is a graduate of East Tennessee University. Active participant of Noblesville Noon Kiwanis Club, Noblesville Lions Club and Cicero Christian Church.
  • Background: Spent more than 30 years serving Boys & Girls Clubs in Indianapolis and Noblesville and has worked as a real estate agent for the past 18 years and nine years as Noblesville Main Street’s executive director. If elected, he said he will strive to see that Noblesville Township serves the constituents in an efficient and business manner to the fullest extent of the law.
Terry Busby
Terry Busby

Terry Busby (R)

  • Personal: Busby, 68, has one son, Lance, and daughter, Kelli. Earned bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and master’s degree from Ball State University. Is a retired Noblesville Schools teacher and coach. Resident of Noblesville for more than 40 years.
  • Background: Previously served on the Noblesville City Council for 25 years. With his experience in government Busby feels that he can offer a lot in budgetary matters and government efficiency. He was chairman of the city finance committee for 16 years and worked closely with all departments, especially public safety.
JPeggy Pfister
JPeggy Pfister

JPeggy Pfister (R)

  • Personal: Pfister has three children and five grandchildren. Earned bachelor’s degree in education from Purdue University and master’s degree in counseling from Butler University.
  • Background: Currently serves on the Noblesville Township Board and has dedicated more than 21 years of her life serving in local government. She was Hamilton County Assessor from 1991 to 1998. Before becoming assessor, she was the assistant director of the Hamilton County Highway Dept. She started her career in the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office. She describes herself as hard-working, dedicated, responsible and compassionate. She said her combination of experience, leadership and education makes her uniquely qualified for this role.

Margaret “Peggy” Russell (D)

  • Personal: Russell, 78, has lived in Hamilton County for 45 years. She has two adult daughters and her husband and son are deceased. Russell has a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis University.
  • Background: Retired registered nurse certified in the areas of mental health and psychiatric nursing and skilled in intravenous therapy. Russell has worked as a substitute school nurse at Noblesville and Lawrence Township schools and in the jail ministry. She has a post graduate certificate in alcoholism and addictions from I.U. Extension.

Noblesville School Board

Carl Johnson
Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

  • Personal: Wife, Kristina, and four children ages 13, 11, 8 and 5. Johnson, 41, has a master of architecture and bachelor’s of science in architectural studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He works as an architect.
  • Background: Johnson is an active volunteer ​in many classrooms, curriculum and advisory committees, referendum campaigns and school ​activities. Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Community Advisory Council and Calendar/CurriculumCommittees have educated Johnson on school and government working relationships.
Kevin Kalstad
Kevin Kalstad

Kevin Kalstad

  • Personal: Wife of 28 years, Tammy; daughter, Courtney, 27; and son, Erik, 25; and two grandchildren. Each of his children are NHS graduates. Kalstad, 51, is a small business owner.
  • Background: Kalstad is a 14-year member at White River Christian Church, serving in the High School Ministry, and supports and serves at Noblesville Young Life and Wyldlife. Kalstad has assisted with the NHS principal selection committee and has served at the NHS baccalaureate at White River Christian Church for several years.
Julia Church Kozicki
Julia Church Kozicki

Julia Church Kozicki

  • Personal: Husband, Jeff, and sons, JD and Josh. Kozicki, 45, is a 1987 Noblesville High School graduate and has degrees from Indiana University, BA Economics Honors 1991; and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 1994. She is an attorney, serving as legal counsel for Sigma Kappa Sorority.
  • Background: Kozicki was first elected to the school board in 2006. Her goals are to continue the efforts toward increased achievement for all students, while managing our growth in enrollment and balancing fiscal priorities.


Unopposed candidates

  • State Senate, District 21 – James Buck
  • State Senate, District 31 – James Merritt Jr.
  • State Representative, District 24 – Steve Braun
  • State Representative, District 37 – Todd Huston
  • State Representative, District 88 – Brian Bosma
  • Hamilton County Judge Circuit Court – Paul Felix
  • Hamilton County Judge Superior Court No. 3 – William Hughes
  • Hamilton County Judge Superior Court No. 4 – J. Richard Campbell
  • Hamilton County Judge Superior Court No. 5 – Wayne Sturtevant
  • Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney – D. Lee Buckingham II
  • Hamilton County Clerk – Tammy Baitz
  • Hamilton County Recorder – Jennifer Hayden
  • Hamilton County Sheriff – Mark Bowen
  • Hamilton County Coroner – John Chalfin
  • Hamilton County Assessor – Robin Ward
  • Hamilton County Commissioner District 1 – Christine Altman
  • Hamilton County Council District 2 – Amy Massillamany
  • Hamilton County Council District 3 – Steve Schwartz
  • Hamilton County Council District 4 – Paul Ayers
  • Wayne Township Trustee – Diane Crim
  • Wayne Township Board – (3 seats) Phil Belcher, Stacy Mahan and Scott McNamara

Noblesville Polling Places

  • 0601 Noblesville 01 – Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E. 191st St., Community Room
  • 0602 Noblesville 02 – Life Church Noblesville, 2200 Sheridan Rd., West Hall
  • 0603 Noblesville 03 – Noblesville Fire Station, 7616800 Hazel Dell Rd., Community/Training Room
  • 0604 Noblesville 04 – Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumberland Rd., Fellowship Hall
  • 0605 Noblesville 05 – Forest Park Inn, 701 Cicero Rd., Overlook Room
  • 0606 Noblesville 06 – Wastewater Administration Building, 197 W. Washington St., Conference Room
  • 0607 Noblesville 07 – Life Church Noblesville, 2200 Sheridan Rd., Sanctuary
  • 0608 Noblesville 08 – First Christian Church, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Narthex/foyer
  • 0609 Noblesville 09 – First Presbyterian Church, 1207 E. Conner St., Fellowship Hall
  • 0610 Noblesville 10 – Christ Community Church of Hamilton County, 772 N. 10th St., Fellowship Hall
  • 0611 Noblesville 11 – Noblesville Fire Station 76, 16800 Hazel Dell Rd., Community Room
  • 0612 Noblesville 12 – Hamilton County Government/Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square, Eighth St. Entrance/Conference Room
  • 0613 Noblesville 13 – Christ Community Church of Hamilton County, 772 N. 10th St., Fellowship Hall
  • 0614 Noblesville 14 – Noblesville Fire Station 74, 20777 Hague Rd., Bay Area
  • 0615 Noblesville 15 – Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd., Fellowship Hall
  • 0616 Noblesville 16 – Noblesville Fire Station 72, 400 South Harbour Dr., Bay Area
  • 0617 Noblesville 17 – Life Church Noblesville, 2200 Sheridan Rd., Sanctuary
  • 0618 Noblesville 18 – White Rock Fellowship, 21070 Schulley Rd., Ministry Center
  • 0619 Noblesville 19 – Green Valley Church of Christ, 19005 Cumberland Rd., Gymnasium
  • 0620 Noblesville 20 – Northlake Village Apartments, 1100 Northlake Dr., Clubhouse
  • 0621 Noblesville 21 – Noblesville Fire Station 73, 2101 Greenfield Ave., Bay Area
  • 0622 Noblesville 22 – River’s Edge Apartments, 870 Watermead Dr., Clubhouse
  • 0623 Noblesville 23 – Osprey Point at Morse Beach, 19777 Morse Park Lane, Main Room
  • 0624 Noblesville 24 – White Rock Fellowship, 21070 Schulley Rd., Ministry Center
  • 0625 Noblesville 25 – White Rock Fellowship, 21070 Schulley Rd., Ministry Center
  • 0626 Noblesville 26 – Third Phase Christian Center, 15755 Allisonville Rd.
  • 0627 Noblesville 27 – Life Church Noblesville, 2200 Sheridan Rd., Sanctuary
  • 0628 Noblesville 28 – Green Valley Church of Christ, 19005 Cumberland Rd., Auditorium
  • 0629 Noblesville 29 – Green Valley Church of Christ, 19005 Cumberland Rd., Auditorium
  • 0630 Noblesville 30 – Bethel A.M.E. Church, 17777 Little Chicago Rd., Foyer
  • 0631 Noblesville 31 – Janus Developmental Services, Inc., 1555 Westfield Blvd., Board Room
  • 0632 Noblesville 32 – Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumberland Rd., Fellowship Hall
  • 0633 Noblesville 33 – Grace Church5504 E. 146th St., Central Auditorium
  • 0634 Noblesville 34 – Grace Church5504 E. 146th St., Central Auditorium
  • 0636 Noblesville 36 – St Michael’s Episcopal Church, 444 South Harbour Dr., Sanctuary
  • 0637 Noblesville 37 – Noblesville Fire Station 75, 10170 E. 191st St., Bay Area
  • 0638 Noblesville 38 – Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumberland Rd., Fellowship Hall
  • 0639 Noblesville 39 – Meredith Meadows Apt. Clubhouse, 15367 Meredith Meadows Dr. East, Clubhouse

Wayne Township Polling Place

  • 0801 East Wayne – Durbin Elementary18000 Durbin Rd., Gymnasium
  • 0802 West Wayne – Clarksville Christian Church16600 Lehr St., Fellowship Hall
  • 0803 Wayne 03 – Clarksville Christian Church16600 Lehr St., Fellowship Hall
  • 0804 Wayne 04 – Noblesville Fire Station 7715251 Olio Rd., Training Room
  • 0805 Wayne 05 – Deer Chase Apartments, 12190 Whirlaway Dr., Clubhouse

BMV expands hours for voters needing photo IDs

Indiana BMV Commissioner Don Snemis has announced that license branches will extend hours of operation on Nov. 3 and 4 to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place. Branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4.

License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses, learner permits, and CDLs. Aside from disability placards, the branches will not perform any other BMV services.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and is old enough to vote. A complete list of required documents is available at www.myBMV.com.

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Nov. 5.

The BMV previously extended hours for two days prior to the primary election (5,359 credential transactions) and the 2012 general election (14,935 transactions).


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