PLAIN TOWNSHIP — Tyler Huffer has declared his candidacy and filed the necessary paperwork to run for the Republican nomination to be the next Plain Township Trustee. Huffer, who filed Jan. 10, is a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County and a resident of Plain Township.
“The position of Plain Township Trustee has been unopposed for over a decade. It is time for a change. The office of Plain Township Trustee should be held by an individual who can work to make our township better. It is time for someone who is proactive, who listens to the needs of the people and someone who can be empathetic and kind while serving. I have experience with working directly with the needs of the citizens of Plain Township. I have an earned understanding of individuals in crisis situations and the desire to help those in need of township assistance. I pledge to improve customer service and insist on its high quality. Those who are applying for poor relief shouldn’t be talked down to or mistreated. With my many years of first-hand experience assisting those in need, I feel that I am extremely well qualified to become your next next Plain Township Trustee. I plan on putting the trust back in trustee,” said Huffer.
Huffer is currently an elected member of the Plain Township Board who works locally as a paramedic. He is the only elected official in Plain Township to be certified by the Indiana Township Association in Township Assistance. He currently serves as a Republican Precinct Vice Committeeman, having served as a committeeman and vice-committeeman for the past six years. He has previously served as a member of the Republican 3rd District Finance Committee, and is a member of both the National Rifle Association and the Sons of the American Legion Post 49, Warsaw. Additionally, he serves on the board of Chapman Lakes Conservation Association where he has been very active for the past several years.
According to Huffer’s campaign website, his priorities as township trustee include streamlining and making the trustee’s office more efficient. In addition to keeping the tax rate down while bringing a higher level of service to the township. Huffer plans to focus on workforce development, impacting the local drug epidemic, and creating an impact plan with local nonprofits and community agencies. Huffer said, “I want to engage our community and township to help fix the poverty stricken and educate the next generation to end problems that lead to poverty.”