Monday, December 04, 2006

Breaux Making Candidacy Official

Jean Breaux, daughter of Sen. Billie Breaux (D-Indianapolis), is officially announcing her candidacy to replace her mother as state senator in Indiana's 34th Senate district tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. outside the Senate chambers at the Indiana State House. Sen. Breaux is stepping down from the seat to assume her new job as Marion County Auditor on January 1. Jean Breaux is currently employed at the Forest Manor Multi-Service Center. She previously worked at Community Development Corporation and the Indiana Department of Commerce. She has a B.A. degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Democratic committeemen in the 34th Senate district will meet on December 11 to choose the new senator. City-County Councilor Ron Gibson (D) is also expected to seek appointment to the seat. There are two years remaining on the unexpired term. The person selected by committeepersons will have to run in 2008 to retain the seat for a full 4-year term.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This should be interesting. Personally I'd rather see Ron Gibson get it, if anything to get him off the City-County Council.

Though I forget we in Indiana do operate our legislative entities like the House of Lords[1], Jean Breaux would likely get it. As I recall she has the blessing of the Ghetto Mafia Queen herself.






[1] There's a small number of seats in the British House of Lords that are granted to a family and passed down generation to generation.

Anonymous said...

This should be interesting. Personally I'd rather see Ron Gibson get it, if anything to get him off the City-County Council.

Though I forget we in Indiana do operate our legislative entities like the House of Lords[1], Jean Breaux would likely get it. As I recall she has the blessing of the Ghetto Mafia Queen herself.






[1] There's a small number of seats in the British House of Lords that are granted to a family and passed down generation to generation.

Wilson46201 said...

you mean like the Borsts, Bosmas and Bushes?

Peter said...

There are a *lot* of "legacy" seats in the Indiana legislature; probably more R's than D's.

Fed up said...

Who cares? Either way, they'll be marching to the tune of the ghetto mafia.

Anonymous said...

Hear this, citizens:

Ms. Carson's "endorsement" no longer carries the same level of clout it once did.

Just ask the Breauxes if you doubt it. Their committeemen count is not going like they wanted it to.

Ron Gibson...exiled to permanent minority status in the Senate. Not a bad idea, really. But he doesn't really deserve it...quite the contrary, given his performance at the Council.

Anonymous said...

In time for Christmas parties.

The local Ghetto Mafia do not care what the tax payers think. Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood Association has not voted for this bar yet. they have ignored each of the violations. The Mayor and City-County Council races are going to be very interesting in 2007.

Government center tavern goes for vote Wednesday
December 5, 2006

A controversial plan to open a tavern and family restaurant with outdoor seating in the Julia Carson Government Center comes up for a vote Wednesday before the Metropolitan Development Commission. The commission will vote on whether to grant a zoning variance for the project. City planning staff has recommended approval, as long as there is no live entertainment, outdoor speakers or dance floor, and closing hours are restricted to 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Critics have said that space in the government-owned center, 300 E. Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive, shouldn't be used as a bar.
The project has several influential investors, including Indianapolis Airport Authority Chairman Lacy Johnson, businessman Bill Mays and Teresa Gray, wife of City-County Council President Monroe Gray.

Just more abuse of power in government by the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Advance:

Check this out! The newest member of the Ghetto Mafia. Two lucrative positions at the expense of tax payers in Center Township.
December 04, 2006

Assessing a Possible Conflict of Interest
By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz
The incoming Center Township Assessor may be sitting on a potential conflict of interest. Eugene Akers was elected November 7 by a 12-thousand vote margin. However, Aker's new job may conflict with his old job. He currently oversees custodians in the Indianapolis Public School District. He officially takes office on January 1st. By holding both positions Akers would be responsible for assessing property in the school district while still being on IPS' payroll. IPS makes up about 48 percent of the average Center Township property tax bill. Numerous calls to Akers have not been returned. However a district spokesperson says Akers has told the IPS the Assessor's office is a part-time job and he plans to stay. The Assessor job pays about $65,185 per year. That number does not include a possible three percent pay raise that may be voted on by the City-County Council.

Current Center Township Assessor Jim Maley was elected back in 1984. Up until recently he says he easily put in 40-60 hour work weeks. He says health problems have slowed him down. He would not comment on Akers.

Outgoing Lawrence Township Assessor Paul Ricketts says it's odd that an assessor would hold two jobs which require full-time commitments. He also says the potential for ghost employment is also there.


Under Indiana law certain office holders can only hold one office at a time. It is a violation of the Indiana Constitution for an office holder to hold two jobs that are so incompatible with each other that they "create a conflict of interest or go against public policy."

More money! more money! more money!
2007 is going to be a very interesting year. Possible ghost employment by Akers if he does not resign from one of these positions.
This is what happens when the local media does not report the qualifications of candidates' and ther commitment to serving the tax payers prior to the elections.

Anonymous said...

Akers isn't clever enough to doctor his IPS timesheet properly, regularly. He'll screw up.

And, isn't Akers JC's current or former beau?

Wilson46201 said...

Gene Akers was elected by a 3-to-1 margin by the voters of Center Township. Didn't his GOP opponent raise any issues during the campaign or was it all "No Park Left Behind?"?

An elected office holder has no time clock to punch - has no required presence at an office as long as the statutory duties are accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Eugene Akers had better be very careful dividing his full time job with IPS custodians and the Assessors office or he could wind up in court!