2018 Boone County Primary Election Guide

Editor’s note: In an oversight, Current’s Election Guide, published May 5, for the upcoming primary election May 8, left out the U.S. Representative (District 5) race inadvertently omitted six local Democrat candidates. Their profiles are listed below.

The 2018 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 8. Boone County polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. To check voting status, find polling location and check precinct, visit indianavoters.in.gov. Voters must bring a photo ID with them to cast their vote. Otherwise, voters will be issued a provisional ballot. Early voting ends at noon, May 7.

U.S. Representative (District 5)

  • Personal: Christie is married and has four young children.

    Background: Christie earned a bachelor’s in chemistry and a bachelor’s in biology with a minor in mathematics from Purdue University. She began her career as an environmental scientist working for nine years as an environmental chemist and outdoor educator while organizing for the Sierra Club. She later spent a 10 years in management for a research pharmaceutical company. She now is an entrepreneur who for small business, teaches extra-curricular science courses to children and teens and is a certified teacher at her church, St. Paul’s Episcopal.

    Website: jenniferforthe5th.com

  • Personal: Douglas is married to Kristy and has six children, Ashley, Abby, Andrew, Donovan, Kiernan and Teagan.

    Background: Douglas has worked as database programmer, medical records keeper, a CFO, software designer, photographer and more.

    Website: diondouglasforcongress.com

  • Personal: From Lawrence Township, Dugdale grew up in a blended family with four brothers and three sisters.

    Background: Dugdale graduated from Lawrence Township schools and from American University with degrees in international relations and Chinese studies. He has worked as a consultant and project manager for several small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis, Washington, D.C.,  and Beijing.

  • Personal: Born and raised in Beer-Sheva and later in Omer, Israel, Faraggi is a father of two.

    Background: Faraggi served three years in the IDF as support personnel for the engineering squad of the Golani brigade. He later earned a bachelor’s in physics/mathematics from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and a doctorate in physics from the University of Texas. He now teaches physics at IUPUI and Butler University.

    Website: facebook.com/eshel4congress

  • Personal: Moore is married to Jaime.

    Background: Moore graduated from DePauw University with a degree in religious studies and philosophy. After graduation, he worked for Eli Lilly & Co. He also has worked as a ReadUP tutor through United Way of Central Indiana, has served as a board member for various nonprofits that look to reduce the use of and impact of opioids in Indiana. He also hosts a fundraiser for Riley Children’s Hospital and the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

    Website: kylemooreforcongress.com

  • Personal: Thornton lives in Carmel with her husband of 33 years. She has three children and two grandchildren. She attends North Central Church of Christ.

    Background: Thornton graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in communications and public relations. She has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She works as a business coach and previously spent 30 years working for Xerox. She serves on the Carmel Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Human Relations.

    Website: DeeThorntonForCongress.com

Indiana State Senate (District 29)

  • Personal: Delph is married to Beth. They are parents to Abby, Evelyn, Anna, Emma and Lilly.

    Background: Delph graduated from Carmel High School in 1988 and earned his B.A. in 1992, two master’s degrees in 1996 in environmental science and public affairs, and a law degree in 2010, all from Indiana University. He was first elected to the Senate District 29 seat in 2005 and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He also serves as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, having served since 2001.

    Website: mikedelph.com

  • Personal: Meyer is married to Nate and has two sons, Andrew and Will. They are members of Northview Church.

    Background: Meyer graduated from Boone Grove High School in northwest Indiana. She earned her bachelor’s in landscape architecture and her master’s in urban and regional planning from Ball State University. Meyer is president and CEO of Innovative Planning, a strategic planning firm. She also serves as president of Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville.

    Website: electcorriemeyer.com


Boone County Circuit Court Judge

  • Personal: Meyer has been married to his wife, Mary Frances, for 21 years. They have three children, Toby, 14, Tyler, 11, and Billy, 11. He is a Lebanon resident and has lived in Boone County for 40 years.

    Background: Meyer has served as Boone County’s elected prosecutor since 2003. He previously served as an at-large member of the Boone County Council. He founded Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center and is a board member of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.

    Website: toddmeyer4judge.com

  • Personal: Schein has been married to her husband, Rob, for 21 years. She has three children, Sam, 18, Sarah, 17, and Matthew, 15. She is a Zionsville resident and has lived in Boone County since 2001.

    Background: Schein is the deputy general counsel at the Indiana BMV. This is her first political campaign. She is a graduate of the Lugar Series, a women’s leadership program, and former secretary of the Boone County Republican Party. She’s been an attorney since 2003.

    Website: schein4judge.com

  • Personal: Morog has been married to her husband, James, for 37 years. She has three daughters. She is a Lebanon resident and has lived in Boone County for 20 years.

    Background: Morog has been a family law attorney for 17 years. She was elected as the Lebanon City Court Judge and held that role until the city council closed the court.

    Website: tamiemorogforjudge.com

Boone County Sherriff

  • Personal: Nielsen has been married to his wife, Linda, for 31 years. He has five children and six grandchildren. He lives in rural Lebanon and has been a Boone County resident for 35 years.

    Background: Nielsen has served as Boone County sheriff since 2014. It is the only political office he has held. He has worked in law enforcement for 34 years and has an AAS in engineering, a B.A. in business and a master’s degree in business management.

    Website: nielsenforsheriff.com 

  • Greene

    Personal: Greene is married to his wife, Annie, and has five children ranging in age from preschool to adult. He lives in Jamestown and has been a Boone County resident for 33 years.

    Background: Greene is a deputy sheriff for Monroe County. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. His father had wanted to run for sheriff but did not do so before his death, which was among the inspirations for Greene to seek the office.

    Website: facebook.com/pg/Michael-Greene-for-Sheriff-of-Boone-County-140019970005043/about/?ref=page_internal 

Uncontested Races

Indiana State Senator (District 29) – J.D. Ford (D)
Indiana State Senator (District 23) – Philip L. Phil Boots (R)
Indiana State Representative (District 24) – Naomi S. Bechtold (D)
Indiana State Representative (District 24) – Donna Schaibley (R)
Boone County Prosecutor – Kent T. Eastwood (R)
Boone County Clerk – Jessica J. Fouts (R)
Boone County Assessor – Lisa C. Garoffolo (R)
Boone County Surveyor – Kenneth Hedge (R)
Boone County Council (District 1) – Jennifer J. Hostetter (R)
Boone County Council (District 1) – Marcia Ireland Rosenfeld (D)
Boone County Council (District 4) – Steve Jacob (R)
Boone County Council (District 4) – Erin M. Brewster (D)
Boone County Commission (District 1) – Tom Santelli (R)