Sharon Bagshaw - New Albany Township Advisory Board

Sharon Bagshaw - New Albany Township Advisory BoardIt has been an honor to have lived along with my husband in Floyd County for 35 years!

All four of our children went to schools in Floyd County. Our grandchildren and now our great-grandchildren are attending Floyd County schools. I have a steadfast commitment to the Floyd County area and all the great people who make it their home.

I have worked as a Nanny, child care worker and with the elderly for 45 years. This is my PASSION!

I am running for re-election to the Advisory Board. I have served for 4 years. In these 4 Years I have served as Secretary on the board. Along with the Trustee, Mr. Steve Burks and Two other board members, we have seen "significant changes" in helping those who cannot help themselves. We have much more to do to help those in need!  We want to help them become more self-sufficient and have more freedom with their finances. I have been a Single Mom and I understand the hardships that come in life.

My husband Dale and myself have been State Delegates for 8 years. We enjoy this a lot! I was chosen to go to the State Convention and won awards for my volunteer work in the Republican Party.

I want to win re-election to the New Albany Township Board to continue to do my part to help those in need!

 


 

Andy Lemon - Greenville Town Council

Andy Lemon - Greenville Town CouncilAndy Lemon has served on the Greenville Town Council since 2017. In his first 12 months, he implemented a new website for the Town, launched electronic bill pay and invoicing for the Water Utility, increased the Town’s state distributions for road funding, and launched Operation Clean Up Greenville, a campaign aimed to clean up the community. Additionally, he founded the Greenville Historic Preservation Commission which has completed several research and preservation projects with community members.

Professionally, he has over 12 years of experience in Regulatory Compliance and Internal Audit covering finance, banking, and the gaming industries. He has made several public speaking engagements in Louisville, Indianapolis, Indiana University and at conferences in Walt Disney World and Las Vegas presenting on topics in compliance, auditing, third party risk, anti-money laundering, and fraud. Andy is a Certified Fraud Examiner ("CFE") a designation he has held for over 7 years.

Andy graduated with a B.S. from the University of Southern Indiana. He served on the USI Alumni Council for 6 years as Chairman of the Government Relations Committee and the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Evansville Chapter) in 2012. Currently, he is in his second year as a board member for the River Hills Economic Development & Planning Commission and serves as a board member for the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling in Indianapolis.

Andy and his wife Christie, a teacher, live in Greenville with their daughter Kaitlyn and wire haired dachshund Rusticus.

 


 

Keith Henderson - Prosecuting Attorney

Vote for Keith HendersonKeith A. Henderson is a former state trooper who served as first sergeant and legal adviser for the Indiana State Police. He was appointed to the Office of Prosecutor in Crawford County, Indiana on March 13, 1998 and elected to a full term the following November. In 2002, Mr. Henderson was elected to the Office of the Floyd County Prosecutor and he has served as such since January 1, 2003, having won re-election in 2006 and 2010. Mr. Henderson received a B.A. in criminal justice from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Mr. Henderson instructs law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorney councils at conferences and lectures within the Southern Indiana region and across the country. He has been a featured speaker for the International Association for Identification, the Missouri Capital Litigation Conference, and frequently lectures for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council. Mr. Henderson is a member of the board of Directors for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council and a past chairman. He is currently the chairman of its Ethics Committee and serves on the Indiana Supreme Court Rules Committee.

In December 2010, Mr. Henderson was selected by his peers as the Indiana representative to the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to represent the interests of Indiana prosecutors. The NDAA is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world and serves as a nationwide, interdisciplinary resource center for training, research, technical assistance, and publications reflecting the highest standards and cutting-edge practices of the prosecutorial profession.

As Floyd County Prosecutor, Mr. Henderson has been featured in Louisville Magazine, Southern Indiana Living, and CBS 48 Hours Mystery. He has received the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award from the Harrison/Crawford County Bar Association, the Home Run Hitters Award of Excellence by the National District Attorney’s Association, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Louisville-Metro Outstanding Service Award, and the 2009 Family and Children’s Place Gold Medal Award for his outstanding work in the community on behalf of children.

Mr. Henderson is married to Dr. Amy Hallal-Henderson and has three children.

 


 

Steve Burks - NA Township Trustee

Vote for Steve BurksIt has been my privilege to be connected to New Albany, Floyd County for 30 years. My wife Danita and I have been living here since 1997 along with our three sons, Simeon who is married to Brandi, Steven who graduated from New Albany and Seth who attends Floyd Central. I was elected to the Trustee position in 2014 after previously serving on the Floyd County Council. The joy I have in serving this community as an elected official is to take the funds that are provided by the tax payers of Floyd County and use wisdom and discretion to help those who find themselves in situations beyond their control as it pertains to the basic necessities of life. We desire to give people “a hand up” while they take their part of the responsibility to resolve the need they are facing. As an elected official we have two responsibilities, one is to the tax payer, the other to hold accountable those who are applying for assistance. We are here to serve both groups. 

 


  

Frank Loop - Sheriff 

Vote for Frank LoopAs Sheriff of Floyd County, Frank has a long history in Floyd County in emergency service starting as an EMT when he was 18 years of age. His public service with the Floyd County Sheriff's Department started when he was hired at the age of 22. During his career he has held the positions of patrol officer, investigations, drug interdiction, SWAT commander, instructor, and Chief of Police under Sheriff Randy Hubbard. In 2003, he graduated from the FBI academy and then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2011 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

 

 


 

Ann Carruthers - New Albany Township Board

Ann CarruthersMy journey of Social Work and Community Advocacy started as a teenager. While growing up, I had the opportunity to share in the vision of my Mom, who would invite kids to our home who were hungry and we would share our hotdogs and chips on Friday night. She would also have us knock on the doors of every elderly person in our neighborhood to make sure they were okay and that they had food as well. As a kid, of course this was not my favorite thing to do, however I remember the impact she made on so many people and it made an impression on me.

My passion of helping, assisting and giving continued as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and working as an Investigator for the Department of Child Services when I say the enormous amount of need in our community firsthand. This experienced confirmed that not only was I on the right path, I was to also empower other and help this walk the Journey of giving to other, as well.

My educational background includes a MS in Communication and Organizational Leadership, a BA in Psychology and an Associate Degree in Business Technology. I am trained in a variety of Social Work and Evidence-Based Practices that allow me assess the needs of a family and provide them with the tools that develop the skills needed to become successful.

As the President for Prevent Child Abuse, I am still concerned about the overall well-being and safety of all of our children and I work to provide trainings, resources and supports to strengthen families who have had adverse experiences in life. My position as the System of Care Coordinator for Clark and Floyd Counties allows me to be another Community Liaison for so many of our families who have been impacted by Mental Health and other related needs. This consist of identifying the gaps in services, collaborating and coordinating those services so that families understand what their options are and also providing the needed supports to assist them through process of recovery.

Running for the New Albany Township Board will give me yet another opportunity to extend my mission of assisting to Improving and influence the lives of all Children, Youth and Families in a positive way.


Shawn Carruthers - County Commissioner District 1

Vote for Shawn Carruthers

Shawn Carruthers is a strong conservative leader.  After graduating from High School, Shawn started his career in Construction where he received a Certification in Heavy Equipment Operation from Superior Training Services.  He then transitioned to Manufacturing where he worked as an AC Machines Operator, CNC Machines Operator, as well as an Overhead Crane Operator. These were all Careers he would utilize the Education he had received from Superior Training Services.

 During this time, he also served on many Labor Committees representing his coworkers as well as working as a Union Steward for multiple Unions.  Shawn’s career then transitioned to the Financial Industry where he worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer.  He received a Certification from Financial Strategies Mortgage Training, Consulting and Technology and began to obtain additional Financial knowledge from Rockwell Trading to gain experience working as a Commodities Trader. He also obtained a Certificate of Completion from the Kentucky Mortgage Brokers Association and then founded Mortgages Plus in 2003 where he employed over 15 employees.   He served on the Business Advisory Council for the National Republican Congressional Committee and was awarded Businessman of the year for 2006. After the Mortgage crisis in 2008, Shawn’s career then transitioned to Sales where he received recognition from Frito-Lay, Inc. for being an outstanding Route SalesMan.  This job consisted of building new relationships with potential vendors and Frito Lay customers to expand market share in the Kentuckiana area. 

In 2011, Shawn was elected to serve as Precinct Committeemen for the Floyd County 31st Precinct and in 2012 he elected to serve as a State Convention Delegate.  In 2013, Shawn was elected to serve as Treasurer for the Floyd  County GOP Committee, where he handled all of the Party’s Finances and Financial Reporting to the State, organized Fund Raisers and assisted in working with potential Local, State and Federal Candidates.  He also served as the Floyd County Coordinator for Senator Todd Young during his Candidacy as District 9 Congressman.  In 2015, Shawn retired from Frito Lay to complete his Education in Business Administration concentrating in Entrepreneurial  Studies and to also become involved in Local Government. 

In 2016, He was elected Chair of the Floyd County GOP where he has continued to serve our Community in working for a Better Floyd County.  He also volunteers and constantly seeks opportunities to give back working alongside his wife with Prevent Child Abuse in Advocacy, Education and Awareness.  He also serves on the Corporation Board for Floyd County 4-H and is a member of River Hills Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission Board.  

Shawn and his wife, Ann have been married for  25 years and  have two children,  Christopher Shawn and Kiersten Ann.  They also attend Return Church where they work with the Youth and other ministries.  

 


 

Adam Roberts - County Council District 2

Adam Roberts - Floyd County Indiana District 2As a lifelong resident of Floyd County, Adam is fully invested into this community. His vision is to see Floyd County thrive, not just survive. Being fiscally responsible, transparent, and accessible to the residents of Floyd County is his top priority. He will focus on a smaller more efficient Government, eliminating waste, areas of redundancy and encouraging open communication and participation with the New Albany City Government. He believes Floyd County is a great place to live, work and play and wants to keep it that way for generations to come. Professionally, Adam has been working in the IT space for 21 years and is currently a Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric. Adam and his wife Laurie have been married 19 years. They have 3 children and live in Floyds Knobs. Adam is a member of the local Kiwanis Club and a board member of the River Hills Economic Development & Planning Commission. He and his family attend Northside Christian Church.

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Danny Short - County Council District 3

Danny was first elected to the New Albany Township Board in 2010 and reelected in 2014. He has served as president of the board each of those eight years. He has also volunteered on many local, state and national campaigns as well as serving as a precinct committee person.

Danny is seeking the office of County Council in district three to help fulfill the vision of making Floyd County an excellent place to live, work and play. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and works locally in manufacturing planning. He lives in the Sellersburg area of the county with his wife Lindy and four children.  

 


 

Denise Konkle - County Council District 4

Vote for Denise KonkleI am Denise Konkle, a lifelong resident of Floyd County. I reside in Greenville with my husband Dennis Konkle. We have two adult children: Nathan and Stacey Konkle. I recently retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco after a 35-year career, where I worked in various budgeting and forecasting roles. I have been very blessed and feel now it is time for me to give back. One of the ways I have chosen to do this is by serving my community as Floyd County Councilwoman.

I feel my background and my financial planning and analysis experience has and will continue to help move Floyd County forward. In my time on the county council I believe I have provided meaningful insight and analysis which has allowed us to make will informed decisions. I sincerely feel that we live in one of the premier counties in Indiana and I want to ensure that we make wise, well thought out decision that leave our community on the best footing for our children and grandchildren. 

 


 

Ron Grooms - State Senator District 46

Vote for Ron GroomsFor more than 40 years, Ron Grooms has been a trusted member of our community. Our families have trusted Ron, a pharmacist and former owner of Hanger’s Pharmacy, with their medical needs for decades. Our citizens have trusted Ron as a public servant, electing him to represent us and wisely spend our tax dollars, first as a member of the Jeffersonville City Council and then as a our State Senator.

As a member of the Jeffersonville City Council, Ron helped eliminate the city’s deficit, balance the budget and produce a surplus. As a member of the Indiana State Senate, Ron has worked to pass honestly balanced budgets and the largest tax cut in Indiana history.

Ron has served our community well. He is a former member of the Clark, Floyd and Harrison Family Health Center Advisory Board, where he used his expertise in the health care industry to improve the health and well-being of all of us who proudly call these communities home. He has also served on the Jeffersonville Housing Authority Board and the Police Officers & Firefighters Fund Advisory Committee for the state and was President of the New Hope Services Board of Directors. He is also a member of Leadership Southern Indiana.

Ron Grooms is a trusted community leader with a proven track record of creating jobs, balancing budgets and cutting taxes – the kind of leadership we need to keep Indiana moving in the right direction.

 


  

Ed Clere - State Representative District 72

Vote for Ed ClereState Representative Ed Clere is serving his fourth term in the Indiana House of Representatives. He represents most of Floyd County, including the city of New Albany and Georgetown. Representative Clere serves on the House Ways and Means, Education and Public Policy committees.

In addition, he is a legislative appointee to the board of Indiana’s CHOICE program, a state-funded program that helps seniors and people with disabilities stay in their home and avoid institutional care. He is also a legislative appointee to the boards of the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, and to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.

A 2010 graduate of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, a program for newer legislators offered by the Midwestern office of the Council of State Governments, Representative Clere is now co-chair of the program’s steering committee. He also serves on Counsel of State Governments’ (CSG) Health Public Policy Committee; the Health and Human Services Committee of CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference; and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Health Committee.

Representative Clere coaches youth soccer and serves on the board of the New Albany-Floyd County Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation. He also serves on the LifeSpan Resources Advisory Council and the Floyd County Community Corrections Advisory Board. He is a former member of the board of Develop New Albany, the city’s Main Street organization. An advocate of historic preservation, he serves on a revolving loan committee for Indiana Landmarks, a statewide nonprofit organization. He is a graduate and member of Leadership Southern Indiana.

Representative Clere has been recognized for a number of awards, including Indiana Optometry’s Outstanding Service in the Public Interest Award (2013); Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging Legislative Champion (2012); Rotary Club of New Albany Vocational Service Award (2012); National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Citation for Distinguished Service (2012); Habitat for Humanity of Indiana Volunteer of the Year (2011); and Indiana Chamber of Commerce Small Business Champion (2010).

Representative Clere earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Indiana University Southeast. He has worked as a Realtor since 2001. As a Realtor, he has earned the ABR, CRS and GRI designations and has served on the board of the Southern Indiana Realtors Association. Representative Clere and his wife, Amy, a teacher, live in New Albany. They have five children.