Council hopefuls differ on spending


GREENFIELD — The county council’s longest-serving member is being challenged by a tea party activist, and with opposing views on how tight to hold the county’s purse strings, voters will have plenty of issues to weigh come Election Day.

Incumbent Tom Roney is being challenged by Carolyn Flynn for the Republican nomination May 6 for the District 2 seat on the Hancock County Council. If no Democratic or minor party candidates file in the summer, the GOP winner will serve the next four years.

District 2 covers the west-central part of the county, including Buck Creek Township, part of Center Township and McCordsville.

With differences of opinion on borrowing money, long-term projects, taxation and more, Flynn says she will bring a fresh perspective to the county council.

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two are their opinions about big-ticket expenses that will likely come before the county council in the near future. The connection of the Pennsy Trail between Greenfield and Cumberland could require a countywide vote on higher taxes, as could the building of a new fairgrounds and exposition center.

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