Brad Beaver, who is currently serving on the Hamilton County Council, announced today he will run for the Indiana Senate District 20 seat made vacant by Luke Kenley, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
“I have served on the Hamilton County Council for 20 years,” Beaver stated in a press release to Current. “I have never missed a county council meeting, and during my tenure, I have never raised property taxes. Yet, the council has still managed to accumulate a $50 million surplus. Hamilton County is one of the most fiscally sound governmental entities in the state. While some politicians may claim to be conservative – I have proven my commitment to taxpayers over the last 20 years,” Beaver said. “I feel this record clearly sets me apart from other candidates.
“Indiana is the envy of the Midwest,” Beaver added. “In large part because it has elected state representatives and senators who have exercised fiscal restraint while making our state a beacon for economic development. We must ensure that we send another proven conservative to the Statehouse – one who will be a good steward of taxpayer money and pursue a truly conservative agenda. I am confident that I am the candidate that is most prepared to do this.”
Beaver was born and raised in Noblesville, graduating Noblesville High School in 1977. After college, he started his own heating and cooling business. He is a fourth-generation small business owner in Hamilton County. He has been married to his wife, Trini, for 27 years and has three adult children.
During his 20 years on the county council, he has served on various boards and committees including Hamilton County Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, County Solid Waste Board, Personnel Committee and Finance Committee. Throughout the years, he has been active in coaching basketball at the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club. He also is a member of White River Christian Church.
“I have spent my entire life living and working in Senate District 20,” Beaver stated. “I am eager to take that next step and serve as Hamilton County’s senator in the Statehouse.”