Tom Grinslade said his top reason for running for the Fishers City Council’s Northeast District seat is to better represent all the subdivisions in the area.
“The main reasons would be for representation of all the 30-plus subdivisions and individuals that are in this district,” Grinslade said. “I feel with the social media platforms available right now, there could be better interactions between the residents and the council members.”
Grinslade has lived in Fishers for 20 years. The 58-year-old attended North Central High School and graduated from Ball State University with degrees in economics and business.
“I have watched all the changes throughout the years of Fishers, from 116th (Street) being a two-lane gravel road past Cumberland to look at us now,” he said.
Grinslade is owns Grinslade Premier Homes, a custom-home builder. He has been married to his wife, Marcy, for more than 30 years. They have three adult children.
Grinslade considers himself one of the least political candidates running for council.
“A city council representative is supposed to be just that – a representative for all the people in their district,” he said. “That is what I think I’m going to be offering to the people in the northeast district that may not even be aware that there are ways to reach your city council representative to voice your concerns about whatever it may be.”
Grinslade said he can put his experience in the building industry to good use.
“The northeast district is the most undeveloped district,” he said. “It has the most land that’s not developed. There are just a lot of undeveloped areas out there. That is going to be something that’s needed to be advised on.”