Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sounds Like White's Running
Marion County Clerk Beth White said at least three times at Tuesday night's United Wayne Township Democratic Club meeting that she is running for re-election and no other office (as another blogger thought she might be) in 2010.
I'm taking her at her word. She said at the meeting, "I am looking forward to another four years in this job if I am re-elected. It's the best job in the world."
Why wouldn't White be re-elected? After scores of countywide problems in the May 2007 primary, White stood up, took the blame, took the responsibility, and fixed the problems. The 2007 General Election went well with a few problems (the results left something to be desired). In 2008, she administrated a seemingly-unprecedented three high-profile elections beginning with the 7th District Special Election in March, the nationally-watched Primary in May, and the historic November General Election. All three elections went off without much in the way of problems. Due to the new General Assembly legislation on referendums, she has been charged with now running a referendum this November, which, save two townships and Beech Grove, will have just one question on the ballot about the proposal to build a new Wishard Hospital.
The Marion County Clerk's Office is always a beehive of activity. Not only does the Clerk run elections in Marion County, the office is responsible for everything from granting marriage licenses to collecting child support. It's a big job, and White's done a fine job and is more than worthy of re-election. She has even won over some of her most staunch critics from her time as Deputy Mayor under Bart Peterson. On top of all of this, White has gotten married and had a child in the last four years.
So, it appears that White runs on...for Clerk...not Prosecutor.
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