Long time resident and business owner Mike Corbett announced his candidacy today for Mayor of Noblesville in the 2019 Republican primary.
A campaign kickoff rally is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Mill Top Banquet and Conference Center, 802 Mulberry St., Noblesville. The public is invited.
“The need for change in city hall has never been more apparent,” Corbett said. “Events over the past few years have shown a city administration completely out of step with Noblesville’s values.”
In his announcement, Corbett cited five core principles he says are the foundation of his campaign and administration:
- “A commitment to the people of Noblesville to make their city government more transparent, inclusive and responsive.”
- “A commitment to maintain our small town values, emphasizing responsible development, a preference for locally owned businesses, and a dense and thriving urban core.”
- “A recognition that historic preservation isn’t something to be tolerated but something to be celebrated and promoted as an economic and cultural development strategy.”
- “A sense of urgency in infrastructure development, gaining ground that’s been lost over the past decade.”
- “A healthy respect for the taxpayer, who is currently paying some of the county’s highest taxes.”
“Noblesville is a special place,” Corbett said. “But there’s a lot of pressure to conform to the kind of development we see elsewhere. We need leadership that recognizes our unique character and works to preserve it while propelling Noblesville forward into the bright future that lies ahead.”
Corbett is a member of the boards of directors for Noblesville Main Street, Noblesville Preservation Alliance and Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND). He is a current member and former president of the Noblesville Midday Rotary Club and serves on the Southwest Quad Action Team. He also is a graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy and the Noblesville Schools Miller Ambassador program. He was honored this year as one of United Way’s 100 Heroes.
Corbett holds a bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and an MBA. His company, Hamilton County Media Group, publishes the Hamilton County Business Magazine and the Welcome to Hamilton County Community Guide. He is married to Joni Corbett, a local realtor, and has five grown children.