There are two other candidates running for a seat on the Knox City Council and they are unopposed in the Knox Primary Election.
Greg Matt has served for eight-and-a-half years on the Council and he says that his focus is the economy and jobs.
“In the next four years, I hope we can continue our partnership with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation and bring in more industry and more jobs,” said Matt. “Charlie’s been a great asset to us and we’ve been quite successful. A lot of that is because he had a great opportunity to bring in the rail into our Industrial Park. I’m very pro industry because that gives us a lot of employment and that’s what we would all like to see.”
Jeff Berg has also served eight years on the Knox City Council and has long term goals for the City.
“A long range goal I have is to address the extension of 150 South from south Main Street west to connect with Roosevelt Road which is County Road 350 East. This would provide another travel route and means to enter and exit Knox to and from the south and west. In addition, future development may take place in that area. Knox would definitely have to seek funding for such a project. Another possible goal may be to utilize the participation and resources of the Knox Redevelopment Commission to find funding for some of our blighted structures through a neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”
Another candidate in the Knox Primary Election is Charles Hasnerl who is the Republican candidate for Knox City Court Judge.