Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

April 26, 2014

Countdown to the Primary

Meet the candidates


Hendricks County Flyer

---- — HENDRICKS COUNTY JUDGE

55th CIRCUIT COURT

Annie Fierek – R

Annie Fierek is one of seven children born to James and Kathy Fierek. She lives in Brownsburg with her daughter, Jordan Griffin.

Fierek graduated from Brownsburg High School, IUPUI, and the IU School of Law in Indianapolis.

She volunteered more than 300 hours during law school to the Marion County Public Defender’s Agency and received the Norman Lefstein Award for pro bono service. She has worked as a legal intern at the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office.

As an attorney, she practices in the areas of family law and criminal law. She has major felony jury trial experience including crimes of murder, battery, disorderly conduct, and more.

She has been appointed by all five Hendricks Superior Court judges as well as the Hendricks Circuit Cort to represent clients. She is also appointed by Judge James spencer of the Plainfield Town Court to represent clients.

HENDRICKS COUNTY ASSESSOR

Tina Stoutenour – R

Tina Stoutenour has been a resident of Hendricks County for more than 20 years and currently resides in Coatesville with her husband, Clinton. They have two sons — Clayton is a junior at Rose-Hulman and Lukas is a senior at Cascade High School.

She enjoys watching her boys play sports and photographing the action, playing softball, and reading.

Stoutenour is a graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in business management. She is currently the chief deputy assessor for Hendricks County and has worked in the office since October of 2000. She started as a clerk, then moved to commercial assessor, and was promoted to chief deputy in 2004.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BOARD

PJ Steffen – R

PJ Steffen of Avon earned bachelor and master of science, aeronautical and astronautical engineering degrees fro Purdue University in 1995 and ‘96.

He is chief funter projects engineer, civil small and medium engines, for Rolls-Royce Corp.

Steffen and his wife Jami have been married for 16 years and have children ages 10, 9, 7 and 5.

He currently serves as Washington Township Republican vice chairman and precinct committeeman. He is active in Avon youth activities including AJAA coaching and Cub Scouts. He is a member of Kingsway Christian Church and has lived in Washington Township for the last 16 years.

If elected, Steffen says he plans to continue the good stewardship of the current board while continuing to look for ways to maximize the taxpayer dollar. As part of the board, he says he will make sure the township has the fire protection needed and that the parks stay a positive aspect of the community.

He says his top priority will be to make sure the township continues to provide the level of service residents expect while being efficient with every taxpayer dollar.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE (Center)

Judy White – R

Judy White of Danville is a high school graduate with 25 years of experience in the Center Township Trustee’s office serving nine years as the deputy assessor. She has attended Indiana Trustee Association conferences for each of those 25 years.

She and her husband Ken have two sons and four grandchildren and are members of the West Point Parents Club of Indiana and Danville United Methodist Church.

If re-elected, White says she will continue to serve the citizens to provide the best public safety possible with the Danville Fire Department. She hopes to hire additional needed fire personnel, purchased needed fire equipment, purchase signs for the seven township cemeteries.

She said she works 24-7 for the citizens of the township in the areas of her job: fire protection, township assistance, weed issues, and more.

TOWNSHIP BOARD (Center)

Patsy D. Wynn – R

Patsy Wynn has worked as a member of the Center Township Board for the last several years and currently serves as board secretary. She is also president of the Joint Board of Danville/Center Township Ambulance Service.

She was married to the late Dennis Wynn for 40 years and has two sons — Dennis and Joseph — and four grandchildren.

Wynn graduated from Indiana University and retired from Indianapolis Public Schools. She’s a past president of the Danville Business and Professional Women’s Club; a member of Tri Kappa, Alpha Associate and Alpha Omicron Pi; and a member of the choir at Mary, Queen of Peace Church in Danville. She has served as a precinct committeeman and as a delegate to the state convention.

She says she is a strong believer that the best decisions regarding the use of taxpayer money are made at the local level and is deeply concerned about the trend toward removing local control.

If re-elected, she promises to continue to be fiscally responsible.

Fire and EMS service is her main focus.