By Kevin Kane and Jordan Fischer
Oct. 18, 5:38 p.m.
Carmel City Council President Eric Seidensticker will go before the Hamilton County Election Board Friday to answer questions about his residency as it pertains to his council eligibility.
“My understanding is that an anonymous person had sent a statement to the county elections board questioning my residency,” Seidensticker told Current. “My understanding from the elections board is that they will determine whether or not there is merit as to move forward with any sort of investigation.”
Seidensticker said he has temporarily been staying outside his home on Ash Drive as a result of a family matter, but that his permanent residence remains unchanged.
Under Indiana Code, a member of a common council “forfeits office if the member ceases to be a resident of the district or city.” And residence, under Indiana Code, is defined as “where a person has the person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment; and to which the person has, whenever absent, the intention of returning.”
“What I can tell you is that my residency is still 612 Ash Dr.,” Seidensticker said. “That’s where I’m paying my mortgage.”
The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Government and Judicial Center in Noblesville.