Dubois County candidates gathered at VUJC Thursday night for a forum to discuss their views on issues impacting county voters this Election Day.
The Mid-States Corridor was one of the main topics discussed last night during the forum but not the only one. Democrat Atalie Schroering She is running for Dubois County Council. Atalie commented “The corridor is a risk to my home and to so many other people in the community,” she continued. “Do I feel like we need the Midstates Corridor? No. Republican Doug Uebelhor is against the corridor as well but he said there is a underlying problem of connectivity for Southern Indiana. Doug Uebeblhor said we have a current infrastructure in place that we can use and the state has already, in the past, said they would improve 231. I think we need to focus on that and make sure that we hold them accountable and make sure that 231 is improved to an adequate infrastructure for us to connect to the different parts of the state.”
Democratic candidate Matt Brosmer said we really need to stop all projects and funding of those projects including the mid-states corridor and the jail especially with projects like the corridor upsetting many local families and potentially up rooting them from their life long locations. On the subject of the Justice center Republican Mike Kluesner disagrees on the issue of the new Justice Center. He says our current jail is obsolete. Democratic candidate Todd Cassidy wants to make sure the county sees a return on its investment when it comes to projects funded by tax dollars no matter what they are.
That forum was sponsored by the Jasper Chamber, VUJC, and all of the county’s media outlets.