TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Tippecanoe County Commissioner Dave Byers has announced that he is running for re-election.
Byers has been on the Board of Commissioners for eleven years. This will be his 12th year as commissioner for Tippecanoe County.
During Byers' time as a commissioner he's seen the county's taxes fall to one of the lowest in the State of Indiana.
If he is re-elected Byers said he'd like to work more with the jail in provided reasources for inmates who deal with mental health or face addiction.
Byers said he's lived in this community his entire life and would love to continue the progression.
"My family has been in this community since 1836, said Byers. "I'm a lifetime member here. This is home. This is a way to give back to my community."
Byers is running against Wabash Township Trustee, Jennifer Teising. Teising has been a Wabash Township Trustee for a year.
While serving in that postion she said she has helped revitalize the township's finances.
She said if she is elected commissioner she wants to focus on tax abatements and tax incentives to businesses. She also wants to work on campagin funding and the environment.
Teising said she wants to make a difference on a larger scale.
"I think that it's important to have purpose in one's life," said Teising. "You know, be fulfilling and have goals. My goal is to help people and give back to my community. I want to make a difference here."