Promises made. Promises kept.

Hamilton County leads Indiana in the areas of quality of life, citizen safety and fiscally responsible county government. I have been involved in funding many of the projects which have contributed to this success. I would like to continue to represent the citizens as an advocate for the taxpayer and work to maintain the County's position as a leader in fiscal responsibility.

There have been cooperation, collaboration and compromise by the County Council with County Commissioners on various projects, as evidenced by multiple government awards.

I make my decisions based on what is best for the citizens of Hamilton County -- always.

Important County Issues

Public Safety, Parks and Pavement are the cornerstones of well-being, enjoyment and economic activity for the people of Hamilton County. Here are just a few of the core issues that I've supported:

  • Public Safety: Sheriff’s department, Prosecutor’s office, courts and correctional facilities
  • Parks: parks, green spaces, and recreation areas, including the Monon Trail pedestrian bridge over 146th Street and Trail expansion north of SR-32
  • Pavement: roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure, including these recent projects:
    • Proposed SR37 reconfiguration to include removal of stoplights
    • Planned southbound ramp from 146th St. to Keystone
    • Roundabout at Hague and Carrigan
    • Roundabout at 96th and Cumberland
    • Roundabouts at 96th St. and Towne and Shelborne
    • 236th and 276th St. widening projects
    • Completed widening 146th West from Springmill to Ditch
    • Added Pedestrian Bridge for Monon trail over 146th St.
    • Added Pedestrian path on North side of bridge over US 31
    • Added multi-use path on North side of 146th St. from US 31 to Springmill Road
    • Annually allocate over $1 million for road resurfacing throughout County
    • New bridge on Cumberland Road between 116th and 106th St.
    • Committed to $2 million towards bridge/new interchange at 106th and I-69
    • Committed to $2 million towards bridge at 96th and Keystone
    • Riverwalk $1 million allocated so far, can go up to $2.5 million from County
    • 2013 Bond Projects included over $9 million of bridge and small structure replacements throughout Hamilton County
For more details about other important issues Hamilton County faces this election, click here to read more.

Endorsements of Rick

Several leading County officials voiced their support of my 2012 campaign for Hamilton County Council.

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Doug Carter, Hamilton County Sheriff (2003-2010)

Mark Bowen, Hamilton County Sheriff (2011-present)

Rick Sharp, President, Carmel City Council

Sharon Clark, Former County Commissioner