Democrat Marvin Belcher Announces Bid for Jasper Mayor

Jasper (NNDC) – Marvin Belcher of Jasper has announced his candidacy for the office of Mayor in the 2019 municipal elections. Belcher, 54 decided to run after speaking with family and friends who encouraged him to seek the Democrat Party nomination.

“I’m just a blue-collar guy, with a modest house in Jasper who wants to make the city a good place for my kids to live and raise their families,” said Belcher. He cited the need for responsible spending of tax dollars on major building projects while focusing on the upkeep of the city’s infrastructure, such as roads and sewers as one of his
reasons to seek the Mayor’s office.

Jasper’s Police and Fire departments are “One of our best assets,” said Belcher, and he wants to assure the city fully funds both to make sure Jasper maintains its status of one of the best cities in the State of Indiana
to live.

Marvin Belcher and his wife Heather live on the north side of Jasper along with their daughter, a junior at Jasper High School. Two other children, a son 20, works at Jasper Engines and a daughter 28, who works in the Dubois County Sheriff’s department, live in Jasper as well. They have one grandchild. Belcher and his wife are active in many local organizations; members of the VFW, American Legion, as well as the Moose Lodge of Jasper and members of the Eagles Lodge of Huntingburg where they also manage the facility.

A former Mayor of Huntingburg from 2008 to 2012, Belcher feels his experience in running a city successfully, leaving office with a budget surplus and fully funded city improvement projects gives him the advantage in the race for Mayor.

Additionally, he has worked for more than 25 years in municipal government in Waste Water management, and he comments that when it comes to serving the public “I have done it, lived it and know how it works.”

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