WARSAW – Travis McConnell formally kicked off his campaign for Kosciusko County Commissioner with a fundraiser in Warsaw last week.
In prepared remarks, McConnell, running on the Democratic ticket, offered a vision for the community punctuated by specific policy proposals.
He questioned the County Council’s decision to delay funding of the Kosciusko Economic Development fund, noting that Warsaw and the State of Indiana contributed $300,000 to a county-wide fund.
McConnell proposed enhancing the KABS program by instituting dedicated bus routes. This, he explained, would provide “inexpensive, reliable transportation” for neighbors without exhausting the current budget.
Third, McConnell made a tongue-in-cheek admission to being “soft on crime” when he suggested an expansion of JCAP, the jail’s drug rehabilitation program.
His remarks concluded with a recognition of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community and related a 19% unemployment rate. McConnell acknowledged the difficulty of promising solutions in June 2020 for problems he will address in January 2021, if elected.
McConnell promised honesty, openness, and time to listen to anyone willing to work to improve the community. To read more about McConnell’s candidacy, visit wetrusttravis.com.
McConnell will face Republican Cary Groninger in the fall election for the middle district seat.