Amy Back Is Our Choice For The Vanderburgh County Council Seat
October 14, 2020
Growing up in politics, Amy Back learned at an early age that the government can do great good for people. Amy was walking in parades and knocking on doors when she was 5 years old. She enjoyed learning about local government from her father who served on City Council and as a Republican Mayor of Tipton, Indiana
She worked as a waitress through college and was involved in her sorority and community service. She went on to graduate with honors from Indiana University in political science.
After graduation, she moved to Indianapolis and took a job with the Association of Indiana Counties, and after her time there, she accepted a position as a Legislative Assistant for the Indiana House of Representatives. As a Legislative Assistant, she wrote policy statements for her caucus and worked directly with department liaisons on Indiana Code and constituent services.
Amy met her husband, Jim in Indianapolis. They moved to Evansville in January 2006, where she worked at the University of Evansville and Jim started working for Edward Jones Investments. After UE, she worked as the Director of Membership for the Southwest Indiana Chamber. In 2017, Amy was hired as an event planner for the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force. She was involved in the implementation of a certification class for area social workers and counselors. She also planned community forums with a national speaker regarding substance abuse and how to help family members cope.
Amy quickly became involved in our community. She joined Rotaract and ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women. She, also, sat on the finance committee for the YMCA and the Boards of the Legal Aid Society and Leadership Everyone. Amy is a recent graduate of Hoosier Women Forward, a political and civil leadership program designed to empower women to become more active participants in politics and leaders in their community. Amy is also a Board member for Youth First and Cops Connecting with Kids.
Amy and her husband Jim live on the Westside of Evansville with their four children, Maggie, Joseph, Caroline, and Samuel. They are involved with the St. Joseph Church, where Amy has been the President of the School Board and currently sits on the Parish Council. Jim currently serves on the St. Joseph School Board.
Amy is a Democrat. She’s a fiscal conservative that will weigh financial issue on the costs versus benefits criteria. She will be a strong advocate of good public policy.
We are convinced that Amy Back has the professional, business, and communications skills that will bring a fresh and non-partisan approached in solving the enormous challenges facing the members of the Vanderburgh County Council in the coming years.
We respectfully ask you to consider voting for Amy Back for Vanderburgh County Council on November 3, 2020.