KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The northern portion of the county will be voting for candidates seeking election for Kosciusko County Council District 1 and District 2.
Voters in Turkey Creek, Tippecanoe, the eastern portion of Plain and majority of Washington townships will be voting for County Council District 1 councilman Doug Heinisch.
Voters in Van Buren, Jefferson, Scott, Prairie, Etna, Harrison and majority of Plain townships will be voting for County Council District 2 Councilman, Michael Long.
Both candidates, Republicans, are unopposed.
Heinisch has served on the council since 2010 and is seeking re-election for a third term. He has been married to wife Heidi since 1993. The couple have four children: Brett, Cal, Meg and Cam.
A member of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, he has been a resident of Syracuse since 1997. He has been the chief financial officer of Renegade Speciality Vehicles since 2011.
Long, a farmer in Marshall and Kosciusko counties, resides on North CR 800W, Warsaw. He is a graduate of Warsaw Community High School and Purdue University.
“I’ve always been a farmer,” he stated, adding he is conservative. Long threw his hat in the ring after long-time friend Tom Anglin decided not to seek re-election. “A few years back I thought about running against Tom in a caucus, but chose not to. When he decided not to run again, he talked to me and thought I’d be a good fit, I think I will be.
“I look forward to bringing my experience and common sense ideas to the council,” said Long.
Long has served on the county drainage board, Kosciusko County Farm Bureau board and as a board member of Cardinal Center. He is a member of the Atwood Aldersgate United Methodist Church and serves as board chairman. He and his wife Tara Truex-Long have five children and four grandchildren.