Hesson and his wife Madalyn have resided in Plainfield for 40 years. They are the parents of Elise Smith (Chad), Liane McClure (Mark) and Brett Hesson (Ashley), all residing in Hendricks County. The Hessons also have eight grandchildren.
Hesson earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University and his doctor of jurisprudence degree from IU School of Law. He graduated from Indiana Judicial College and the D.I.P.L.O.M.A. program.
He has been in private law practice in Hendricks County and is now semi-retired. He formerly served as school attorney for the Plainfield Community School Corporation, as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Hendricks County, as judge of Hendricks Superior Court II, and as senior judge appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court for multiple years.
Hesson is now serving his 11th year on the county council, having been elected five times.
He serves on the board of director of Hendricks College Network and the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority; on the executive board and legislative committee of the Association of Indiana Counties;
He’s serving his second term as president of the Indiana County Councils Association; is a member of the Indiana Advisory Commission Intergovernmental Relations, Hendricks County Community Corrections Advisory Board, and the Hendricks County Bar Association; is a member and past president of the Plainfield Optimist Club and was a youth soccer coach for the past 13 seasons; is a former member of the Ronald Reagan Parkway Task Force; has been a delegate to the Indiana State Republican Convention multiple times; belongs to American Mensa Ltd. and Central Indiana Mensa; and was named 2006 Outstanding Indiana County Council Member.
Richard (Dick) Thompson - R
Richard “Dick” Thompson is seeking re-election to the Hendricks County Council. As a current councilman, he also serves as a member of the Hendricks County Fair Board and as president of the Hendricks County Tourism Commission.