City Council and Mayoral Candidates Interviewed by Go Wayne County

By Jack Humphrey | Richmond

Apr 26

This week we are posting interviews with candidates for City Council and Mayor.   In an effort to generate awareness and shed some light on some of the individuals running, we are posting interviews here this week and “sticking” this page to the top of  GoWayneCounty.com/blog until election day.

Questions for each candidate include their vision of Richmond, bringing more business and jobs to the community, community health, and specific accomplishments they’d like to make if elected.

Election day is next Tuesday, May 3rd.

larry parker richmond indiana city councilLarry Parker, City Council

Larry Parker is an 8-term council member who feels he has a lot to contribute yet to helping Richmond grow, create jobs, and deal with infrastructure issues facing our community.

(Click the play button below to listen to the interview)

[podcast]http://www.gowaynecounty.com/podcasts/larryparker.mp3[/podcast] Length:  16:07

phil quinn richmondPhil Quinn, City Council At-Large

Phil discusses his sometimes controversial ideas about the direction Richmond  should go in, from attracting jobs and growth to updating the way the City communicates with residents and much more.

(Click the play button below to listen to the interview)

[podcast]http://www.gowaynecounty.com/podcasts/phil.mp3[/podcast] Length:  26:44

jim hair richmondJim Hair, Candidate for Mayor of Richmond

Jim is a local businessman, photographer, and an enthusiastic cheerleader for Richmond and all it has, and might one day have, to offer.

Jim discusses his vision for Richmond and how he would encourage economic growth as well as projects that would improve Richmond business and quality of life for its residents.

(Click the play button below to listen to the interview)

[podcast]http://www.gowaynecounty.com/podcasts/jim.mp3[/podcast] Length:  24:42

mayor of richmond sally huttonSally Hutton, sitting Mayor running for re-election

Mayor Hutton is running for re-election and joins Karole Passmore in this interview.

Mayor Hutton has served 2 terms as Mayor of Richmond.

(Click the play button below to listen to the interview)

[podcast]http://www.gowaynecounty.com/podcasts/sally.mp3[/podcast] Length:  11:08

chris hardie city councilChris Hardie, running for City Council At-Large

Chris’ Bio

Chris Hardie has deep roots in Richmond and a passion for building a vibrant community that meets the needs of all its residents.  Chris, 33, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Richmond in 1995 to attend Earlham College, where he graduated with departmental and college honors in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science. Read more

Interviewed by Karole Passmore, GWC Staffer

(Click the play button below to listen to the interview)

[podcast]http://www.gowaynecounty.com/podcasts/chris.mp3[/podcast] Length:  20:44

Chris Hardie’s Official Website

Coming up this week:

Phil Quinn, Larry Parker, Jim Hair, Sally Hutton

About the Author

Editor of GoWayneCounty.com, CEO of BrickRoadMedia.com. Twitter: @jackhumphrey