November 19, 2019

Why I am #RedForEd Every Day

Today, Nov 19, 2019, is Indiana General Assembly’s organization day – the day when legislative priorities are set for the 2020 session. And today is the #RedForEd rally at the Statehouse. Over 12,000 educators from across the state are gathering and making the voices heard to support Indiana public schools, educators and students. Over 130 Indiana school districts have cancelled …

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November 1, 2019

Why I am Running for Fishers City Council, At-Large

Over 10 years ago, I participated in my first community volunteer activity in Fishers. I joined a local non-profit board, worked alongside other Fishers residents and enjoyed every minute of it. That volunteer opportunity led me to the next one, and the next one and the next one. I became a member of a wide network of local volunteers successfully …

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October 12, 2019

Jocelyn Receives Endorsement from Fiscal Conservatives of Hamilton County

The Fiscal Conservatives of Hamilton County PAC (Political Action Committee) has endorsed Jocelyn Vare for Fishers City Council, At-Large. Jocelyn is the very first Democratic candidate to receive the organization’s endorsement and proves that responsible financial stewardship is a principle, not a political affiliation. “As a new Fishers City Council member, Jocelyn will be a strong voice for Fishers residents …

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October 3, 2019

Presentation of 2020 Fishers Budget was a Disservice

I believe it is our mayor’s responsibility to clearly announce a tax increase that he is proposing and defend its necessity. He must demonstrate leadership by asking residents to support these increases and provide residents the time and information to critically evaluate his proposals. Mayor Fadness presented the City of Fishers 2020 Municipal Budget at the September City Council meeting. …

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September 20, 2019

Fishers “Rubber Stamp” City Council

Our Fishers City Council makes final decisions on a variety of issues that impact all of us. Mayor Fadness and City Staff first provide a recommendation before each City Council vote is taken. It is the decision of each City Council member to vote Aye to approve the recommendation or Nay to oppose it. Here are the voting outcomes of …

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September 4, 2019

The Myth of Fishers’ Finances

MYTH: The City of Fishers is financially stable. FACT:  Fishers’ debt has increased over 91% in the past 8 years. The amount of debt has increased much faster than the city’s population growth during this time. Today, each Fishers resident would have to pay $1,000 more to pay off the city’s debts compared to 8 years ago. Fishers has a …

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July 30, 2019

The Myth of Fishers Democrats

MYTH: There are very few Democrats who live in Fishers. FACT: There are many, many more than it may seem. I’ve heard the jokes too. How many Fishers Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? All seven of them. When do Fishers Democrats hold their monthly meetings? As soon as the other one arrives. All the Fishers Democrats …

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July 20, 2019

Fishers City Council Needs Our Help

Our City Council’s job is to represent and serve all Fishers residents effectively. Yesterday, the Indianapolis City-County Council gave us another reminder that Fishers City Council isn’t representing and serving us as well as it should. These two disparate quotes demonstrate that servant-leadership is truly missing in Fishers. INDIANAPOLIS: “Our job, as I understand it, is to be representatives to …

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July 6, 2019

Our City’s Heart

Our city’s “heart” is not well. I’m talking about Fishers’ soul, our sense of pride, our care for one another, our togetherness. The recent flag burning in downtown Fishers was another sad incident in a series of community concerns. Incidents like these damage our community, especially when they stack heavily upon each other. Although this has been the first flag …

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