Campaign Centered on Experience, Focused on Community
Yesterday, Mike Duckworth made a formal announcement declaring that he has officially filed as a Republican candidate for District 2 Vanderburgh County Commissioner. Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters Duckworth reiterated his commitment to serving the residents of Vanderburgh County.
“I will collaborate with other public officials and other key decision makers and I will always be accessible to hear all sides of an issue, AND, rest assured I can and I will make decisions.”
Duckworth stated that his lifetime of experience working with local leaders to better our community makes him uniquely qualified for the position of Commissioner.
“As a lifelong resident of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, I bring to this race over 40 years of relevant work experience in government and community service.”
“In the coming months, you may hear others say, ‘We need a fresh set of eyes’ and ‘experience doesn’t matter’ in this role. And I’ll tell you, if I didn’t have experience I might say the same thing, but MY relevant and specific public service experience is critical in this role.”
Duckworth is a life long resident of Vanderburgh County and has worked to better his community his entire working life. He served 17 years as a Sheriff’s Deputy and has 21 years of service on the School Board (5 times as its President). He has spent 35 years as a Coach and Commissioner of Evansville Youth Baseball. He has served on the Board of Directors for Freedom Fest and was the 2003 President. He’s served as Executive Director for the Department of Transportation, Superintendent of the Highway Department, Superintendent of the Evansville Water Department.
Duckworth held an announcement party at the F.O.P. Lodge 73. Gathered among the 50 plus guests were County Councilor and former Commissioner Joe Kiefer, State Senator Vanetta Becker, current GOP County Chairman Wayne Parke, many small businessmen, friends, and former officers who served with Duckworth at the Sheriffs office.
Mike Duckworth is a 1974 Graduate of Bosse High School. He earned both a Bachelors and Master Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. Mike and his Wife Traci have 3 Children and 1 grandson.