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Letter: Council candidate has true servant’s heart

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Rob Seet


To the editor:

In these difficult financial times, it is important that we have dedicated public servants representing us in county government. This is why I am asking that you vote for Pete Ketchum for Johnson County Council District 1.

Pete has worked hard to protect the public as a Franklin police officer since 1995. Now as detective lieutenant in investigations, Ketchum is an honest and hardworking detective who will not rest until the case is solved and justice is served. His work ethic and integrity are beyond reproach.

Pete is a man with strong principles and values rooted in family and dedication to God. Married and a father of five children, Ketchum’s morals and integrity shine through in everything he does. But perhaps his best attribute is a strong sense of Hoosier humility.

Pete has served the taxpayers of Johnson County since March of 2011 during some very difficult times. With a very slow national recovery, growing financial demands from county agencies, and more expenses passed on to local government from the state, Ketchum and the rest of the current county council members remain dedicated to taxpayers by finding the funding for county agencies when needed while at the same time practicing fiscal conservatism to avoid raising taxes.

Perhaps most important is that Ketchum is not into politics for himself. Pete is a true public servant with a public servant’s heart. When faced with a tough issue, he does not think about what decision will further his personal goals but instead always asks himself what is best for his neighbors and the taxpayers of Johnson County. This approach is kind of refreshing in politics these days, and thankfully the people of Johnson County have a great opportunity to send a man like Ketchum back to doing the peoples’ work.

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