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IUS Student On Ballot For Jeffersonville Council Seat

Candidates for municipal office across Indiana are launching their general election campaigns, now that the primaries are over.Among the candidates for Jeffersonville City Council is Republican Matt Owen, a 20 year old student at Indiana University Southeast.Owen was the top vote-getter in the GOP primary for three at-large council seats. Two other Republicans and three Democrats are also vying for the seats. "A major thing for me is just general communication between public officials and the general public. I know a lot of people that live in Jeff say they just don’t feel representation anymore. We have some officials who just do what they like to do. And we’re looking to change that," he said. Owen had considered running for Jeffersonville mayor, but is now supporting Republican nominee Mike Moore, who’s trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Tom Galligan.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.