Noblesville’s longest-serving common council member is throwing his hat in for May’s municipal primary elections.
Terry Busby, who is not currently a councilor but previously served in the District 1 and at-large seats on the Noblesville Common Council from 1980 to 2005, announced Jan. 14 his candidacy for the District 1 seat.
The seat is currently held by Councilor Roy Johnson, who recently announced he will not seek re-election. As of press time, Busby will face one other Republican in the May 7 primary, Mark Hall.
“Tax rates are too high, especially for senior citizens” Busby said in his official candidacy announcement. “Recent changes in how we charge for sewers and trash have an unfair impact on people with fixed incomes.”
Busby is a retired swimming coach and teacher. He taught physical education and health at Noblesville High School for 35 years, served as the head swimming coach, and coached track and cross country. He was superintendent for Hamilton County Parks for 18 years and designed the swimming pools at Forest Park and Noblesville High School. Busby also served on the Noblesville Board of Works and Noblesville Plan Commission. Most recently, he served four years on the Noblesville Township Board.
Busby holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in education from Ball State University.
“I’ve been around this town a long time,” Busby stated. “I know the ins and outs of city government. I want to put my experience to work for the people.”