Candidate wants debates


John Accetturo, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Council and former Carmel City Councilman, issued a challenge to his six opponents for the three at-large positions to a series of debates around the county.

“It is time the taxpayers of Hamilton County get some transparency from the candidates for County Council. Transparency about what the Hamilton County Council does has also been lacking since its meetings are not recorded and available on the Hamilton County Web site,” said Accetturo. “Voters need to know what the candidates stand for before they vote.”

Accetturo said he believes this is an important election because some Hamilton County elected officials are already talking about an increase in the County Option Income Tax.