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 BREAKING NEWS: Joe Kiefer Will Not Seek Another Term On The Vanderburgh County Council


 Joe Kiefer Will Not Seek Another Term On The Vanderburgh County Council But His Son Joey Kiefer 11 Will Be Running For His Dad’s Vacant Seat

NOVEMBER 13, 2023

Joe Kiefer, the local business person, elected official, and volunteer has decided to not seek another term on the County Council.  As the owner of Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services and Next Home Hahn Kiefer Residential, Joe has decided to spend more time growing his business and to spend more time traveling with his wife, Jo Ann, and also more time with his nine grandchildren.

Joe was first elected to the Evansville City Council in 1999 and served 2 terms, later, becoming a Vanderburgh County Commissioner and Vanderburgh County Councilman.  Before being elected, he served as a board member of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.

During his tenure, he served on numerous boards including, the Old Courthouse Foundation, where he led multiple renovation projects that led to leasing much of the vacant space.  He currently donates his time as a commercial broker, at no cost to the county, and his leasing team to help maintain a high level of occupancy.  Joe is also on the EVPL Board and serves on the Finance Committee at St. Benedict Cathedral.

As an elected official, Joe was active in multiple road projects including improvements to the University Parkway, and North Green River Road expansion, and was always an advocate for I-69.  During his time as an elected official, he is very proud that he has always had a great working relationship with both Republicans and Democrats to help the community move forward.  He played a role in multiple capital projects, such as the Ford Center, the Old National Events Plaza, Swonder Ice Arena, and many other community projects.  In the county, Joe is proud that he and his fellow elected officials have worked together to keep the tax rate low while still being able to fund pay raises to employees.Of course, along the way, Joe is very proud that his son, Joe II, desires to follow in his footsteps in serving the Evansville community.

Another Political Announcement: 

Joe Kiefer II plans to run for County Council in 2024

Joe Kiefer II, age 34, plans to run for the Vanderburgh County Council At-Large seat in 2024.  He would be filling the seat, his father, Joe Kiefer has held for the last 2 terms.  Joe II will be running as a Republican but prefers to be identified as someone who cares deeply about  Vanderburgh County and the people and businesses who reside in our community.  As a board member since 2015 of the Evansville Visitor & Convention Bureau, he has helped lead the convention bureau as its board president from 2019 – 2023.  He also has volunteered at Memorial High School as a track and fitness coach for 6 years and has served several years as president of the Memorial Booster Club.  In 2020 he was recognized in the Rotary Club’s, 20 Under 40, leaders in the community.

Joe II, since graduating with his MBA from Bellarmine University in 2013, has worked in wealth management and currently manages/leads a local wealth services team.  He is well-positioned to serve his community on the county’s fiscal body.  In addition to his Master’s in Business Administration, he also has a Bachelor’s in Economics.

Joe II is married to Emily and together they have 3 children.  He is excited about the opportunity to run for County Council and to serve his community.  It’s a family tradition!