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Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

The County Commissioner's race

There is currently a contested race in the May GOP primary for Hamilton County Commissioner. The makeup of this county being what it is, that primary will likely select the person who will s...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

The New Year, and a New City of Fishers

Today is the first day of 2015, and with it, the first day of a brand-new city, Fishers.  This day is something I worked long and hard for, since I made the call for Fishers to drop the "tow...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

Hamilton County Democratic Candidates

Voters complain about there not being choices on Hamilton County ballots in general elections.  But there actually ARE quite a number of Democrats running for office, including two statewide...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

Renee Cox Resigns

Fishers Town Council member Renee Cox today announced that she will resign her seat on the council, citing her job duties which have been taking her out of state since June.  Cox was an unsu...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

New Purvis for Council Blog

I have decided to "spin off" my posts about my campaign for Fishers City Council to a new blog.  That page will be found here:  http://purvisforcouncil.blogspot.com/.  I will have my first p...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

Party First?

Today on one of my Facebook campaign posts, a local Republican posted "Democrats are never the answer."  Apparently she believes that her party affiliation and the party label trumps all oth...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

Priorities: Apartments or Public Safety

I have often said that Public Safety is "Job #1" for any government, most especially local government.  And yet, the Town of Fishers is borrowing tens of millions of dollars to "redevelop" t...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

20,000 PAGEVIEWS - THANK YOU!

Since I started this blog about 4 years ago, I have posted about all manner of things, from the writings of Thomas Jefferson, to the role of Democrats in Hamilton County, to residency issues...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

How to Kill Your City's Tax Base

Recently, the Fishers Town Council approved several economic development deals that show both how to do economic development in a positive way, and some other deals that not only do not grow...
Hamilton County Politics · 1Y ago

Eminent Domain and Fishers Downtown

As most people in Fishers know, town government is busily trying to redevelop downtown Fishers.  As part of this concept, they want to build a new street extending west from Lantern Road to ...