Bartholomew County Council President Ryan Lauer is challenging Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, for his seat.
The Bartholomew County Democratic Party Chairman says near-total control by the GOP in the county will lead to higher standards for lawmakers.
Few Bartholomew County Democrats are running for seats up for grabs this November. This has inspired a special recruitment committee to field Dem. candidates.
The Bartholomew County Council must consider many new taxes all at once as an end-of-the-summer deadline approaches.