Marion, IN – Republican incumbent Jonathan M. Perez filed this morning with the Grant County Clerk’s office for the County Council at-Large seat.
Perez is a lifelong Grant County resident who has spent the last decade working for the federal government, Marion municipal government, and is currently Town Manager for the Town of Upland.
Local business owner and Grant County native Tim Weiland will serve as Campaign Chairman. Weiland stated, “Since his appointment to the County Council, Jonathan has consistently not been afraid to ask the tough questions on behalf of the citizens of Grant County.”
Additionally, Grant County native Aaron Vermilion will serve as Campaign Treasurer.
Perez stated “I am humbled by the overwhelming pledges of support and encouragement I have received from numerous mentors and dozens of Grant County employees.”
Perez took office on January 1, 2019 following the vacation of the seat by longtime Councilman Jim McWhirt after successfully gaining the support of the Republican caucus.
Perez is committed to Grant County and has utilized his experience in local government to work throughout the past year to improve efficiency and communication between the council and the employees of Grant County, as well as the voters. While these efforts have begun to improve, there is much work to be done, and Perez hopes to continue the progress that has been made, and further expand on strengthening Grant County fiscally while supporting the law enforcement officers and all county departments and employees serving residents of Grant county.
Republican Party Chairman Darren Reese said of Perez “JP has consistently supported this county and our Party. He is a great fighter for our ideas and our future.”
Perez currently serves on the United Way of Grant County Board of Directors, the Family Service Society Board of Directors, the Grant County Economic Growth Council Executive Committee, the East Central Indiana Regional Planning District Board of Directors, Marion Rotary North, and the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
Perez and his wife Katie reside in rural Grant County with his children Eliana and Lincoln, and stepchildren Tyler, Trevor, Elizabeth, and Elaine.