Five Crothersville Town Council seats up for grabs



At the beginning of 2020, the Crothersville Town Council could have anywhere from three to five new members.

Eight people are on the general election ballot hoping to fill one of the five seats. The incumbents are Republicans Danieta Foster and Chad Wilson. They currently are the council president and vice president, respectively.

The other candidates are Republicans Jamy Greathouse, Jason Hillenburg and Katherine “Katie” Masters and Democrats Kyle McIntosh, Cedric Nichols and Geoffrey Walker.

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Foster was elected to the council in the November 2015 election and began serving in January 2016 when the council changed from three to five members.

“I spent several years attending council meetings,” she said. “It was something that was of interest to me. I wanted to know what was going on around me. I have lived here most of my life, and I love this little town.”

She said she decided to run to be more involved and to help move Crothersville forward.

“I want Crothersville to be a place that future generations will be proud to call home,” Foster said. “I am running for a second term because while we have accomplished a lot in the past four years, I feel there is more to do.”

Wilson also was elected in November 2015 and started serving in 2016. In that election, he received the most votes of the nine candidates.

“I work here, live here and volunteer here. Crothersville is my home,” he said. “I want to be part of a team that listens and acts to make beneficial decisions to help our community move forward and thrive.”

Greathouse said he decided to run for office because of his love for the community in which he was raised.  He is a Crothersville High School graduate and was the FFA president and Boy Scout senior patrol leader. He also has been the middle school baseball coach and currently serves on the Crothersville Youth League board.

“I want to see this town grow and prosper so that families can continue to have a great place to raise their children for many generations to come,” he said. “I’m raising my children in this school system and would love the opportunity to help support our teachers and students by building a strong support system that ultimately provides a strong, livable community that our children can be proud of.”

Hillenburg said he chose to run for a seat on the council because he also is a lifelong Crothersville resident.

“No plans on leaving any time soon,” he said.

Masters said she was inspired by her late grandfather, C.J. Masters, to pursue a spot on the council.

“Honestly, my grandfather was such a big part of this town and did so much for it that I wanted to follow in his footsteps and step up and do something for this town,” she said. “I’ve lived here my whole life, and I would love to make a difference in this town.”

McIntosh said he’s going to do what he feels needs to be done for the town.

“I noticed a lot of different areas in our community that need improvement, but mostly, I wanted the normal, everyday people I interact with on a daily basis to have a voice, someone who represents the younger generations and younger families that call Crothersville home,” he said.

Both Nichols and Walker have attended many council meetings and hope to earn a seat behind the table.

“I would like to be able to help our town grow into a place we love to live in and call home,” Nichols said.

“I decided to run for Crothersville Town Council so that I can become more involved in making decisions that benefit our community,” Walker said. “I am a lifetime resident, Crothersville High School graduate and local business owner. I want to help our town reach its full potential.”

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