By Leah Sander
PIERCETON — Matt Brubaker is hoping to secure a third term on the Pierceton Town Council.
Brubaker, a Republican, is the only incumbent council member running in the 2023 election.
“I’m running for another term because I love the community and want to continue helping make it a wonderful place to live,” said Brubaker. “My goals (if elected again for another) term are to continue with trying to get housing growth along with cleaning up properties in need of it.”
He’s spent his whole life in Pierceton.
Brubaker worked in the automotive service industry for 25 years, having an associate degree in applied science in automotive service technology. He is now an EMT with Lutheran EMS, saying he changed jobs because he sought to “move into something that I was more passionate about, which is helping people.”
He’s is a volunteer fireman with the Pierceton Fire Department and its current chief.
Brubaker has been married for 23 years to Marsha Brubaker, and they have a daughter, Jenna, 23.
As Matt Brubaker and the other people running for Pierceton Town Council are all Republicans and there are only three spots open on the council, a GOP town convention will occur to narrow down the candidates.
The convention will occur at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Pierceton Community Center. To vote in it, people must be registered voters living in Pierceton and either affirm that they voted as a Republican in the last primary election they participated in and voted for a majority of Republicans in the last regular election in 2022 or plan to vote Republican in the convention.
Those affirmations will be done at the convention.
As no candidates from other political parties have filed to run for election in Pierceton, the three chosen for the council and one for clerk-treasurer at Thursday’s convention will take on those roles in 2024.