2015 Noblesville Primary election guide

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Mayor

Ditslear

Ditslear

John Ditslear

Personal: Ditslear is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and moved to Noblesville in 1966. He and wife, Teri, have five children. He is a founding member of Roots of Life Church.

Background: Ditslear has served as mayor since 2004. He has been a board member of Noblesville Schools, Noblesville Boys & Girls Club, Noblesville Soccer Club and Noblesville Swim Club. He is a member of the Noblesville Elks Club, American Legion and Hamilton County Navy Ship No. 29.

Website: www.greaterthingsnoblesville.com

Corbett

Corbett

Mike Corbett

Personal: Corbett earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in radio and TV with a minor in journalism and earned an MBA taking night classes at St. Cloud State University. He and wife, Joni, have five grown children.

Background: In 2005, Corbett moved to Noblesville to publish the Noblesville Daily Times, which closed in 2008. He publishes the Hamilton County Business Magazine. Corbett is involved with the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, Noblesville Midday Rotary Club, Noblesville Main Street, Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Legacy Fund and served on the board of Promising Futures.

Website: www.mikecorbettformayor.com

City Court Judge

Caldwell

Caldwell

Greg Caldwell

Personal: Caldwell has two sons: Trent, wife Theresa and daughter Taylor, and Travis, wife Rebecca and daughter Lucy and son Dane. He is attends First Christian Church, Sunrisers Kiwanis and Elks in Noblesville and is a member of the Hamilton County Bar Association.

Background: Caldwell has served as Noblesville City Court Judge since 1992. He earned his bachelor’s from Indiana University in 1964 and his juris doctor degree in 1968. Caldwell served as deputy prosecuting attorney in Tipton and Hamilton counties.

Pacior

Pacior

Paul Pacior

Personal: Pacior is married and has been a resident of Noblesville for 20 years. He has a law office in Downtown Noblesville.

Background: Pacior has been practicing criminal law for more than 25 years and is the former chief legal counsel for the Indiana BMV. His memberships include the Hamilton County Bar Association, Hamilton County Criminal Defense Bar Association,  Indiana Public Defender Council,  Northern and Southern U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Indiana and Federal District Court.

Parker

Parker

Trenna S. Parker

Personal: Married with one daughter, Parker’s passions include renovation of their historic home, repurposing objects to give new life and sustainability, gardening, walking, bicycling and supporting organizations that promote the betterment of the community.

Background: Parker graduated from Noblesville High School in 1986 and Indiana University-Bloomington in 1990. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist and was stationed at Naval Security Group Activity Hanza in Okinawa, Japan. She attended the University of Miami, School of Law in 2001, graduating magna cum laude. Parker has been in practicing law and living in Noblesville ever since.

City Council Dist. 1

Cole

Cole

Henry Cole

Personal: Cole has been married to his wife Jacqueline for 44 years. Together they have six children and seven grandchildren. He attended DePaul University in Chicago and American University in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He has worked as a Chartered Financial Consultant since 1960 and attends Our Lady of Grace Church.

Background: Cole served on the Zionsville Town Board and Plan Commission and was elected Republican Precinct Committeeman in Zionsville in 1986 and in Noblesville in 2008. He has also been the chairman of Noblesville’s Sister Cities Committee since 1995 and is currently the Indiana State Coordinator for Sister Cities International.

Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson

Personal: Johnson has two degrees in education and is employed by Purdue University. He has been married to his wife, Judi Johnson, for 30 years, and they have twins, Kaia and Roy Jr., both Noblesville High School and Purdue University graduates.

Background: Johnson has represented District 1 for two terms and was the common council president in 2010 and 2013. He also served on the Noblesville Plan Commission and committees for budget and finance, parks and recreation, roads and traffic, building and land acquisition, wastewater and parking task force.

City Council Dist. 2

Barts

Barts

Peggy Barts

Personal: A lifelong Hoosier, Barts moved to Noblesville in 2000. She has worked in Fishers for the past 16 years and volunteered at the chamber, serves on the sunshine committee within her church community and is registered as a Dogs on Deployment boarder.

Background: Barts has served on the Kingsley HOA board several times. In 2005, she graduated from the Hamilton County Leadership Academy. She is a former president of the League of Women Voters of Hamilton County and has volunteered at fundraising events for Prevail for several years.

Jensen

Jensen

Christopher Jensen

Personal: Jensen is a native of Noblesville and serves as president of the Mill Grove HOA and was recently elected treasurer of the Hamilton County Young Republicans. He and his wife, Julie, are Butler University graduates and have one son, CJ, with another baby due in May. They are members of Grace Church.

Background: He currently works in business development and previously served as executive director of the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission. He also served for many years in the office of former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and on the senior staff of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats’ 2010 re-election campaign.

Leach

Leach

Michele Leach

Personal: Leach graduated cum laude from Taylor University in 1995. She is married to Troy, a NEMS wellness teacher, and they have two children. She is an active member of Grace Church and is an independent consultant for Arbonne International.

Background: Leach is president of the NEMS PTO and has served on the Hazel Dell Elementary PTO and as a classroom volunteer since 2007. She is a former Manchester High School math teacher. Leach serves on the Noblesville Schools Calendar Committee and African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries.

City Council Dist. 3

Carter

Carter

Dave Carter

Personal: Carter is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. He is married to Jama with two children, Ronda and Derek.

Background: Carter moved to Noblesville in 2002 as Noblesville’s operations superintendent for Indiana American Water Co., retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and served five years on its board. Carter served on the board of directors for the Hamilton County Youth Services Bureau. He is a 2004 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy and is a member of the Noblesville Midday Rotary Club.

Duvall

Duvall

Gary Duvall

Personal: Duvall is a 1965 Noblesville High School graduate and a fifth-generation Noblesville resident. He attended Ball State University for two years and graduated from Indianapolis Business College.

Background: Duvall is finishing his first term on the Noblesville School Board. He was in automotive sales for 35 years and is now a broker with Ayers Real Estate. He is a member of the Noblesville Kiwanis, Lions Club, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and formerly coached at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, Noblesville Youth Baseball and Babe Ruth.

Taylor

Taylor

Rick Taylor

Personal: Taylor is a lifelong resident of Old Town. He and wife, Sandy, have two daughters, Amanda and Brooke. Taylor retired from the Noblesville Fire Dept. in 2010 after 33 years of service and earning the rank of assistant chief of operations.

Background: Taylor is finishing his first term on the Noblesville Common Council and serves as president. His committee involvements include planning development, economic development, parks/roads, planning commission/architectural review board, Noblesville Youth Soccer Association and Community Vision.

City Council Dist. 4

Hampton

Hampton

Wil Hampton

Personal: A longtime sportscaster with WISH TV, WRTV, Ball State University and the Indianapolis Colts, Hampton is married to wife, Becky, and has three children. He is a member of Our Lady of Grace Church and coaches Noblesville youth sports.

Background: Hampton works as the communications and marketing executive director at Marian University. He is president of the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation and served as chairman of the Educate Noblesville PAC.

Peterson

Peterson

Darren Peterson

Personal: Peterson has a bachelor of architecture from Ball State University with a minor in philosophy. He started Peterson Architecture 18 years ago in Noblesville. Peterson lives in Potters Woods subdivision and has two daughters attending Noblesville High School. He enjoys gardening, jewelry-making and is the Wilton Method cake decorating instructor at the Noblesville Hobby Lobby.

Background: Peterson is in his third year as vice president of Noblesville Main Street. He serves at Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and Nickel Plate Arts, attends First United Methodist church and is a member of Kiwanis.

Wood

Wood

Stephen Wood

Personal: Wood and his wife Peggy have a daughter, Erin, a student at Noblesville High School. He attended Illinois State University, and is a member of the Noblesville Miller Backers.

Background: Wood is the Director of Hamilton County Buildings and Grounds, and he has served two years on the Noblesville Common Council. He worked on the initial startup of the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center as a director and grant writer. He has also served on the White River Cleanup Committee.

City Council Dist.6

Brady

Brady

Sean Brady

Personal: Brady and wife, Laurie, have lived in Noblesville for the past 20 years. They reside in Sagamore with their two children whom attend Noblesville High School. Brady has a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Indiana University.  He attends First United Methodist Church.

Background: Brady has more than 24 years experience in public service in Hamilton County as a law enforcement officer. He is a detective/sergeant with the Carmel Police Dept. in charge of the criminal investigations division. He and his wife also own and operate a small business in Fishers, Academy of Dance Arts.

Wiles

Wiles

Megan Wiles

Personal: Wiles is a 1984 graduate of Noblesville High School and earned her bachelor’s in telecommunications and marketing from Ball State University. She and husband, Greg, moved back to Noblesville in 1998. They have two children who attended Noblesville East Middle School.

Background: Wiles is the executive director of the Riverview Health Foundation. She also is a member of the Noblesville Schools High Ability Broad Based Planning Committee, serves on the President’s Roundtable and is a member of the Susan G. Komen grant review committee. Wiles was also the former president of Legacy Fund.

City Council At-large

Ayer

Ayer

Brian Ayer

Personal: Ayer is a 1976 graduate of Noblesville High School. He and his wife Toni have two adult children, Ashley and Justin. Ayer has lived in Noblesville for 51 years.

Background: Ayer has been the owner of Ayer’s Real Estate since 1979. He is a member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce where he served on the board and as a past president. He is also a past board member at Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County and Noblesville Main Street. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, as well as both the Noblesville Elks and Moose lodges. Ayer has served on the Common Council since 2004.

Berghoff

Berghoff

Pat Berghoff

Personal: Berghoff is a graduate of Indiana University and has a degree in finance. He has been married to his wife Cathy for 23 years and has lived in Noblesville for 15. They have three children, Eric, Emily and Scott. Berghoff is vice president at First Merchants Bank.

Background: Berghoff served on the Noblesville School Board for four years (2010 – 2014), and was president of the board in his final year. He has been vice president of the Noblesville Plan Commission, Educate Noblesville PAC chair, a founding board member of the Cherish Center and a Boy Scout volunteer. He is a member of Our Lady of Grace Church.

Boice

Boice

Mark Boice

Personal: Boice graduated both Noblesville High School and Indiana Univeristy with a degree in business management. He also attended the University of Limburg and Harvard Business School. He and his wife Kristen have two daughters, Ali (9) and Kate (7). Boice works as a senior regional manager for Chrysler.

Background: Boice has sat on the council for seven years and is a member of the Noblesville Education Foundation, Lions Club, First United Methodist Church and Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, he was named as a 40 Under 40 award recipient by the Indiana Business Journal, and in both 2004 and 2007, he was a Noblesville Businessman of the Year finalist. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Rowland

Rowland

Mary Sue Rowland

Personal: Rowland is a graduate of Noblesville High School and attended Ball State University. She has been married to her husband for 54 years and has two sons.

Background: From 1988 to 1996, Rowland was the mayor of Noblesville. From 2004 to 2012, she served on the Common Council. In 2010, the Chamber of Commerce gave her an outstanding achievement and community service award.

Johnson

Johnson

Dave Johnson

Personal: Johnson is a 1976 graduate of Ball State University and is the owner of Indiana Engineering and Geological Services. He is a licensed professional geologist. Johnson moved to Noblesville in 1983 with his wife of 38 years, Michele, and their two children. He is also a founding member of Faith Community Church in Noblesville.

Background: Johnson currently serves on the Noblesville Economic Development Commission, Prevailing Wage Commission and Police Merit Commission. He is a member of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce,The Michael Treinen Foundation board of directors, SERVE Noblesville, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, and Boy Scouts of America.

Zeckel

Zeckel

Jeff Zeckel

Personal: Zeckel is a third-generation Noblesville resident and has a daughter, Hunter. He graduated from Noblesville High School and Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in administrative management.

Background: Zeckel is currently serving his first term on the Noblesville Common Council and is the president of the Noblesville High School Alumni Association. He is also a member of First United Methodist Church, Noblesville Main Street, Lions Club, Elks and Moose Lodge. In 2004 he was named NHS Alumnus of the Year. In 2007 he was volunteer of the year for Noblesville Main Street.

Unopposed races City clerk – Evelyn Lees; Council District 5 – Greg O’Connor; Council At-large (D, Elect 3) – Marie “Mimi” DeMore and Paula Gilliam

 


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