Before retirement, I was employed by the Clay Community Schools 11 years and following my school employment, I was employed 20 years at Hamilton Center, Brazil.
I have been a resident of Brazil since I was 18.
I graduated from Connersville, Ind., and attended some night classes and also non-credit classes at ISU.
I am married to Ray, retired coal miner and we have three children: Kathy Heffner-Grinley, employed in D.C., for the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Erin Hood, Clay Community Schools; and Jerad Heffner, AME Computer Engineers.
We have three grandchildren: Alyssa and Cassie Hood and Noah Heffner.
I am an active member of the Brazil Nazarene Church.
I would very much like to stay on the council to see some projects I supported come to completion.
The new water towers at Craig Park and I-70 are fast heading in that direction. I hope the water tower at I-70 will entice new businesses to build there, thus creating new jobs for our community.
I have been on top of the new detention pond progress and it's moving right along. The detention pond means the state can start construction on United States 40 by 2013.
I also supported the Serving On The Streets (S.O.S.) and Neighborhood Stabilization projects.
As a matter of interest to Brazil water customers, it has come to my attention that we have received a $2.5 million grant from the state to help with the construction of the new water project.
I certainly hope we can find the finances to repair and pave some streets soon as the weather this year certainly did a lot of damage to the already rough streets.
If elected, I promise to represent all citizens of Brazil, regardless of political affiliation.
I offer you experience, integrity and honesty. I would appreciate your support.