Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


May 7, 2012

Meet the candidates


In 1979, Thompson was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives and in Ô84 to the Indiana Senate, where he served in a leadership capacity. He currently is a governmental and legislative affairs consultant.

Thompson said his immediate goals are to keep Hendricks County fiscally sound, to well maintain the existing county highway and building infrastructure, and to work toward the completion of the Ronald Reagan Parkway.

He said he believes his past experience in working with state, county, town, township, and school government serves him well in helping to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hendricks County.


Democrat and Plainfield resident Mark Waterfill is running for Indiana State Senate, District 35. The seat is currently held by Republican Mike Young.

A practicing attorney for 25 years, Waterfill has focused mainly on the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. He is a partner at Benesch Attorneys at Law, which merged with Dann Pecar Newman and Kleiman in 2010. He is the former chair of the Indiana State Bar AssociationÕs section on Labor and Employment Law and has served as an Indianapolis Bar Association Fellow.

Widely recognized as an expert in his field, he is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues. He also is one of the owners of Sugar Grove Senior Living, a 164-unit senior apartment complex on Moon Road in Plainfield.

Senate District 35 needs a positive voice at the Statehouse, Waterfill said, adding that our leaders need to focus on issues like education and economic development, which will ultimately strengthen the district and put the next generation on solid footing to compete in the global economy.

In addition to his professional work, Waterfill is actively engaged in numerous community organizations. He has served on the boards of the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Indiana, Make a Wish Foundation of Indiana, Bethany Christian Services, Veterans Service Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation. He also is a member of the Amo Bird Dog Conservation Club and national Shoot to Retrieve Association.

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