MILFORD — Kenneth “Ken” L. Long Jr., Syracuse Street, Milford, has filed for the vacancy on the Milford Town Council. The vacancy is for the seat held by Joellen Free who resigned effective May 31.
Interested persons who are a resident of Milford, a Republican in good standing and do not have a felony charge in their background are eligible to file their candidacy. The deadline to file is 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
Long, who grew up at Dewart Lake and is a graduate of Wawasee High School, has lived in Milford for the past 14 years. “I like this area and I like the town.”
He stated he was asked by a few people if he would be willing to seek the nomination for the vacated seat. “I feel it is everyone’s duty when given the opportunity to step forward and help.” Long stated after being asked he gave it some thought, prayed and talked to his wife, Pam, about it. “It’s my civic duty in a way, in my opinion.”
Long is no stranger to the workings of the town council as he has been regularly attending council meetings for the past couple years. “It is an eye opener,” he stated about the meetings. “It is amazing how difficult it is to keep the town going as good as it is. The town employees do an incredible job … financial burden for the town of this size.”
Long finds it interesting how things work in the town and how town officials keep it going with all the challenges, yet keeping it a nice town and great place to live.
The caucus to fill the vacancy on the board will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the town hall, 121 S. Main St., Milford.