WARSAW — Josh Finch, Rebuplican, has filed for the upcoming election running for the District 2 position on Warsaw Common Council.
“I have attended many city and county council meetings, as well as commissioner meetings when time permits,” said Finch. “I have many political mentors as well who have helped me understand what it takes to serve the people in the community. I have received a lot of encouragement from many current elected officials to seriously consider running for the council. “
Finch noted that he feels a growing tax base, fiscal responsibility and affordable housing are the issues most important to his district and the city.
“Growing the tax base is huge for Warsaw,” said Finch. “The more we can do that, the less we will have to raise property taxes. We are on a three-year freeze currently, and I would like to see that continue. That can’t be done, though, without providing more amenities to the younger community and bring in new and diversified businesses to bring in new talent from other communities. Obviously being fiscally responsible is very important. Lastly, the affordable housing crisis we are facing needs to be addressed immediately. Without affordable places to live, we will fail to keep the tax base growing.”
Finch is a graduate of Kosciusko Leadership Academy and a member of the Warsaw breakfast optimist club. He serves on the CCAC board of directors, is on the KEDCo business retention committee, a member of First Baptist Church and the vice president of the board for ULead, a local servant leadership development non-profit.
“I have received a lot of encouragement from those respected around the community,” said Finch. “Also, I am passionate about making this community as great as it can be. Not only for the current residents but the future of the community, which includes my children. I want my children to see that it is important to give back and serve others. Serving on the council and knowing and understanding the constituents needs will be able to allow me to be a positive role model for my family.”