Monticello resident Shanda Cortez has announced her bid for the Monticello Common Council At-Large seat. The seat is currently held by Ken Houston.
Cortez, the mother of two young children, has worked in the White County Clerk’s Office as the White County Voter Registration Election Clerk for the past four years. She is also the Indiana Voter Registration Association Secretary.
“I have the experience and knowledge working with the Circuit Court Clerk and County Election Board budgets,” she said in a news release. “I understand the importance of transparency with residents on local policies and programs. It would be an honor to serve the residents in Monticello by being your City Council At-Large Councilwoman.
“Local government is the government that is closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents. It is important that the residents in Monticello understand how their local government operates, the services it provides, and the importance of their active involvement. As residents, we like to know that our hard-earned tax money is being used wisely and responsibly.”
In her spare time, Cortez says she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.
“I love helping others and living life to the fullest,” she said.
The Monticello Common Council At-Large seat is currently held by Ken Houston. Houston, a former Monticello City Mayor, has also confirmed his bid to run for re-election for the seat.