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Brad Woodcock files candidacy paperwork at the Bartholomew County Clerk's Office as wife Ellen Woodcock looks on.
Life-long Bartholomew County native Brad Woodcock filed his candidacy Wednesday to run for District 3 County Commissioner in the May 3rd Democratic primary. The Elizabethtown resident pledged to bring “new eyes and a fresh approach” to county government, stressing more effective and reliable planning for county projects. He cited the troubled County Annex replacement as an example.
“The sudden interruption of the Annex project on State Street doesn’t just effect our hard working county employees and the county residents who rely on their services,” Woodcock explained. “This project was also slated to serve as an ‘anchor’ project for the badly needed State Street Corridor revitalization effort currently underway. With the Annex and the county highway garage both situated on State Street, the county is an important stakeholder in the State Street revitalization work.”
“Taxpayer dollars are precious,” Woodcock concluded. “So we have to ensure that expensive, last-minute surprises in county government expenditures do not occur.”
Woodcock, 48, recently left the Toyota Corporation after 18 years to focus on real estate investments. This is his first run for public office. The 1986 Columbus East graduate currently serves as a precinct committeeman for the Democratic party. He is married to Ellen Woodcock, an RN at Columbus Regional Hospital. They have two adult children; son Ryan Woodcock, 25, and daughter Kristin, 23, who is married to Jacob Childers.