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April 24, 2014

Barnes running for County Council District 3

Local business owner and long-time resident Scott Barnes has decided to throw his hat into the ring to run for County Council in District 3. A 1994 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School, Scott and his wife of 15 years, Mandy, have come back to Rushville to raise their three children Jake, Jama, and Jack.

After graduating from Purdue University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management, Scott joined the project management team of a well-known Midwest general contractor. He worked on multi-million dollar construction projects. Duties included, but not limited to pre-construction, drawing review, submittals, RFI's, construction cost accounting and over-all project management. Scott then chose to tackle self-employment in his family's business of running Pizza Kings, where he has been cultivating skills in balancing budgets, managing personnel, ensuring profitability, producing results, and treating the public with honesty and integrity.

Scott's success in the family business led him to take the skills he developed into other entrepreneurial projects, including successful ventures into the multi-family and single-family real estate market. Today Scott stands prepared to bring ambition, vision, integrity, and energy to the County Council because of his desire to see Rush County grow and prosper.

"I hope to bring the same work ethic, fiscal responsibility, and my experience in business to every issue before the Council, on behalf of all the people of Rush County," said Barnes. "The folks here are all friends and family, and their support to me over the years has been a true blessing. The people of Rush County have always believed in me, and I believe that together we can do really great things."

When not running a successful business or campaigning, Barnes can be found most nights at the baseball diamonds. A varsity baseball player while at RCHS, Barnes continues to be an avid fan and coach to the youth programs, and has recently undertaken the responsibility of Rush County Youth Baseball Commissioner, where he is helping to build strong values like teamwork, dedication, and attention to detail in the children of Rush County. Asked how his athletic career has shaped his views on public service, Barnes noted the importance of giving our best for the team. "All-in, 100% effort for your teammates. That's what I was taught and what I teach my kids, and I plan to follow through for the people of Rush County. I'd really appreciate your vote on May 6!"

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