2016 Hamilton County Primary Election Guide
Hamilton County Auditor
Personal: Mills was married to the late Jim Mills for 26 years and has two children, Jared, 26, and Shelby, 23. Shelby’s husband, Daniel, serves in the U.S. Air Force, and the couple are stationed in Turkey, with Mills taking care of her “grand puppy” Chloe, a mini Australian shepherd.
Background: Mills graduated from Noblesville High School in 1980 and from the Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy in 1998. She previously served as Hamilton Co. auditor from 2000 to 2008 and since 2009 has been employed as the chief deputy auditor for Hamilton Co. Mills is a breast cancer survivor and member of Cicero Christian Church. She’s also the secretary of Cicero Kiwanis and a member of the Hamilton Co. Republican Women’s Club and Hamilton Co. GOP Breakfast Club.
Facebook group: Robin M. Mills for Hamilton County Auditor
Hamilton County Commissioner District 2
Steven C. Dillinger
Personal: Married to Renee Dillinger. They have two adult daughters, Shellie, 50, and Sheri, 47, along with five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Background: Dillinger graduated Noblesville High School and attended IUPUI and various financial planning classes. He now is the owner of S.C. Dillinger & Associates, an insurance and financial agency, in Noblesville. He is currently serving his 24th year as a Hamilton Co. Commissioner. Dillinger is a member of Green Valley Church of Christ in Noblesville, the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and is one of three original members of the NEFL Football Hall of Fame. He is president of the Executive Board for the Noblesville Elementary Football League, a member of the Advisory Board of Old National Bank and a member of the Indianapolis & National Life Underwriters Association.
Hamilton County Commissioner District 3
Personal: Bill Smythe married Brenda in 1981 and has three sons, William II, 33, Andrew, 29 and Kyle, 26. He and his family have lived in Legends of Geist since 1993.
Background: Smythe currently works as a Registered Lobbyist for the State of Indiana for Indiana Amusement & Music Association and is managing member of WP Smythe Fishers LLC /DBA Claude & Annie’s Fishers. He is a member of Fishers United Methodist Church. Smythe attended IUPUI.
Personal: Heirbrandt is married to Gina, and has three sons, Blake, Evan and Ethan. He has lived in Noblesville, Carmel and currently resides in Westfield.
Background: Heirbrandt attended Ben Davis High School and University of Indianapolis, double majoring in chemistry and biology. He has served as Hamilton Co. Commissioner since 2013. He is involved in charity work with Janus Developmental Services, youth assistance programs, The Cherish Center, Humane Society of Hamilton Co., Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Meals & Wheels and St. Maria Goretti Parish.
Hamiton County Council At Large
Personal: Beaver is married to Trina, and they have three children, Lauren, Tyler and Courtney. They reside in Noblesville.
Background: He owns BeaverAir, Inc. and has been a heating and cooling contractor in Noblesville since 1980. He is currently a member of the Hamilton Co. Council and is a supporter of the Noblesville Boys & Girls club and Janus Developmental Services.
Personal: Dennis lives in Westfield and is married to his wife, Sandra. They have four children, Jeff, 53, Dawn, 51, Eric, 50, and Dayna, 49.
Background: Dennis is a 1958 graduate of the Indiana Barber College. He retired from being a barber in Home Place, Ind. at Just Haircuts, which he sold four years ago. He was the president of the Westfield Lions Club in 1969 and was on the Westfield School Board in 1964.
Personal: Hern is married to Kathy, and they have three sons. They reside in Fishers.
Background: Hern graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree. He is a township trustee for Fall Creek Township and has improved fire protection by purchasing a tanker truck, ambulance and rescue boat for Fishers Fire Dept. He has partnered with the Youth Assistance Program and the HSE Schools Vocational Adult program.
Personal: Lifelong resident of Fishers, and has been married to wife Jennifer for 33 years. Two sons, Greg, 30 and Geoffrey, 26.
Background: Kehl has served as chief of police for the Fishers Police Dept. since 1978. He graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 1972, from Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1978, from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy for Law Enforcement in 1991. Established FPD’s CrimeWatch, D.A.R.E, bicycle patrol, citizen’s academy, citizen’s academy alumni, teen academy and police explorers programs.
Personal: Wife Cheryl, and three sons. Resides in Westfield.
Background: McKinney graduated from Heritage Christian Schools, Butler University with a B.S. in business administration and Indiana Wesleyan University, MBA. Currently serves on the Hamilton Co. Council, At-Large. He is a graduate of the Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy.
Hamilton County Judge Superior Court No. 2
Personal: Najjar and his wife, Karen, will celebrate their 20th anniversary this summer. They have three children, Katherine, 18, Nicholas, 12, and Nathaniel, 10. Their family also includes a dog, Ginger, and guinea pig, Calvin.
Background: Najjar graduated from Carmel High School in 1990 and went on to attend Indiana University, where he earned a B.A. in political science in 1994 and before earning his J.D. from the McKinney School of Law at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1997. Najjar has been employed as magistrate for the Hamilton Co. circuit and superior courts since 2005. He’s active as a lay leader at St. George Orthodox Church in Fishers and with the Boy Scouts of America.
Personal: An Arizona native, Brown has lived in Noblesville since 1997. He and his wife, Molly, have four children. Robert, a junior at IU, Mitchell and Sam, Noblesville High School students, and Jane, who was born Dec. 30, 2015. The family also includes their dog, Olive, a boxer.
Background: Brown graduated from Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix in 1990 and earned a BA in political science from the University of Arizona in 1994. He attended the Indiana University McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis, graduating in 1997 and has been practicing law in Indiana since 1998. He has practiced primarily in areas of civil litigation, including family law and bankruptcy, and currently operates his own practice, Bankruptcy Office of Jon Brown. Brown has coached youth baseball since 2000 and currently serves on the board of trustees for Noblesville Youth Baseball. He’s volunteered as a basketball coach at the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club and helps with the Noblesville Elementary Football League. Brown has served as Cubmaster for three years with Cub Scout Pack 211 and helps with Troop 101 as an adult leader. He attends Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville.
Hamilton County Surveyor
Kenton C. Ward
Personal: Ward’s wife is Robin Ward. Together they have a daughter, Kate Murray (husband Adam) and a son, Alex Ward (wife Cara, son Beckham).
Background: Ward is a 1972 graduate of Noblesville High School. He later attended Purdue University, where he received an associate’s degree is architectural technology in 1974 and a bachelor’s degree in construction technology in 1976. He earned a master’s in public affairs from Indiana University in 1986. Ward currently serves as the Hamilton Co. Surveyor and is a member of the Hamilton Co. Historical Society, Noblesville High School Alumni Association and Noblesville First Christian Church.
Hamilton County Treasurer
Personal: Married to Sherman Lee Templeton II. They have three children, Madeline, 18, Benjamin, 15, and Thomas, 10. They also have two dogs, Peanut and Spike, two rats, Max and Milo, and a rabbit, Mia.
Background: Templeton graduated from Hamilton Heights in 1993. She currently works as the Hamilton Co. Treasurer and is a member of the Cicero Kiwanis and Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library. She is also president of the Hamilton Co. Federated Republican Women, treasurer of the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association and co-leader for Girl Scout Troop #1318 at Hamilton Heights High School.
Carmel Polling Places
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3.
0201 Briar Creek – Forest Dale Elementary 10721 Lakeshore Dr. W Carmel Gym
0202 Brookshire – Brookshire Golf Club 12120 Brookshire Pkwy. Carmel Banquet Room
0203 Carmel Meadows – Carmel Clay Public Library 55 4th Ave. SE Carmel Program Room
0204 Clay Center 1 – Coxhall Mansion 11669 Towne Rd Carmel Downstairs Event Room
0205 Clay Southwest 1 – College Park Church 2606 W 96th St Indianapolis Chapel
0206 College – Orchard Park Presbyterian Church 1605 E 106th St Indianapolis Main Street Hallway
0207 Cool Creek North – Smokey Row Family Swim Club 4255 E 136th St. Carmel Clubhouse
0208 Daniel Warren – Carmel United Methodist Church 621 S Range Line Rd. Carmel NW Hall
0209 Eden Brook – First Baptist Church 1010 E 126th St. Carmel Gym & Foyer
0210 Greensprings – Woodbrook Elementary 4311 E 116th St. Carmel Gym
0211 Guilford 1 – Carmel Friends Church 651 W Main St. Carmel Foyer
0212 Holaday 01 – Hope Church 2500 E 98th St. Indianapolis Fellowship Hall/Gym
0213 Hunters Trace – Governor Square Apartments, 1825 Jefferson Dr. W Carmel Clubhouse
0214 Keystone – Forest Dale Elementary 10721 Lakeshore Dr. W Carmel Gym
0215 Lady Hamilton – John W. Hensel Government Building 10701 N College Ave., Community Room
0216 Mohawk Hills – Gramercy Clubhouse 945 Mohawk Hills Dr Carmel Clubhouse
0217 Mt Carmel 01 – Traders Point North (former Central Christian) 1242 W 136th St. Carmel Gym
0218 Orchard Park – Orchard Park Elementary School 10404 Orchard Park Dr. S Indianapolis
0219 Pleasant Grove 1 – John W. Hensel Government Building 10701 N College Ave. Indianapolis Community Room
0220 Rangeline – Carmel Fire Station 41 2 Civic Square Carmel Conference Room
0221 Richland – Carmel Theatre 15 1st Ave. NE Carmel Lobby
0222 Northridge – John W. Hensel Government Building 10701 N College Ave., Community Room
0223 White Chapel – Woodbrook Elementary 4311 E 116th St. Carmel Gym
0224 Brookfield Crossing – Northview Church 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy. Carmel Atruim
0225 Woodland – Carmel Fire Station 43 3242 E 106th St. Carmel Bays
0226 Cool Creek South – First Baptist Church 1010 E 126th St. Carmel Gym & Foyer
0228 Spring Mill 01 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 3500 W 106th St. Carmel Founders’ Walk
0229 Johnson Acres – Carmel High School Stadium 2900 E 136th St. Carmel Stadium Hospitality Room
0231 Guilford 2 – Prime Life Enrichment Center 1078 Third Ave. SW Carmel Community/Dining Room
0232 Stonehedge – Living Truth Church 1009 W Main St. Carmel Lobby
0233 Clay Northwest 1 – David Klingensmith Admin. Building 3400 W 131st St. Westfield Sign Shop
0234 Brookshire North – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 4780 E 126th St. Carmel Room H
0235 Avian – Cherry Tree Elementary 13989 Hazel Dell Pkwy. Carmel Gym, Door 7
0236 Clay Northeast – Northview Church 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy. Carmel Atruim Thursday, March 26, 2015
0237 Arbors – HCR Manor Care @ Summer Trace 12999 N Pennsylvania St. Carmel Private Dining Room
0238 Blue Creek – Forest Dale Elementary 10721 Lakeshore Dr. W Carmel Gym
0239 Brentwood – Foster Estates Clubhouse 3131 Maralice Dr. Carmel West Side of Clubhouse
0240 Holaday 02 – Hope Church 2500 E 98th St. Indianapolis Fellowship Hall/Gym
0241 Hunters Creek – Traders Point North (former Central Christian) 1242 W 136th St. Carmel Gym
0242 Kingswood 01 – Woodbrook Elementary 4311 E 116th St. Carmel Gym
0243 Lexington – Carmel Middle School 300 S Guilford Rd. Carmel Auditorium Lobby (Door 4)
0244 Mt Carmel 02 – Traders Point North (former Central Christian) 1242 W 136th St. Carmel Gym
0245 Spring Mill 02 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 3500 W 106th St. Carmel Founders’ Walk
0246 Thistlewood – Traders Point North (former Central Christian) 1242 W 136th St. Carmel Gym
0247 Waterford – First Baptist Church 1010 E 126th St. Carmel Gym & Foyer
0248 Woodfield – Carmel Clay Schools Educational Services Center 5201 E. Main St. Carmel Board Room
0249 Woodgate – Carmel High School Stadium 2900 E 136th St. Carmel Stadium Hospitality Room
0251 Kingswood 02 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 10655 Haverstick Rd. Carmel Social Hall, Main Building
0252 Springmill Ponds – Carmel Fire Station 46 540 W 136th St. Carmel Bay Area
0253 Copperwood – Christ Community Church 4770 E Main St. Carmel Lobby
0255 Hazel Dell – Northview Church 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy. Carmel Atrium
0256 Clay Southwest 2 – College Park Church 2606 W 96th St. Indianapolis Chapel
0257 Clay Center 2 – Ritz Charles 12156 N Meridian St. Carmel Chapel
0258 Bay Hill – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 10655 Haverstick Rd. Carmel Social Hall, Main Building
0259 Cherry Tree – Carmel Clay Schools Educational Services Center 5201 E Main St. Carmel Board Room
0260 Stonewick – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 10655 Haverstick Rd. Carmel Social Hall, Main Building
0261 Crooked Stick – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 3500 W 106th St. Carmel Founders’ Walk; Library
0262 Cheswick – Carmel Fire Station 46 540 W 136th St. Carmel Bay Area
0263 Saddle Creek – Carmel Water Operations 3450 W 131st St. Carmel East Bay
0264 Spring Farms – Carmel Fire Station 46 540 W 136th St. Carmel Bay Area
0265 Prairie View – Northview Church 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy. Carmel Atrium
0266 Clay Center 3 – Ritz Charles, Inc 12156 N Meridian St. Carmel Room B or C
0267 Pleasant Grove 2 – John W. Hensel, Government Center 10701 N College Ave.,Indianapolis Community Room
0268 Clay Southwest 3 – College Park Church 2606 W 96th St. Indianapolis Chapel
0269 Coxhall Coxhall Mansion 2020 W 116th St., Carmel Event Space (1st Floor)
0270 Kingsborough – Carmel Fire Station 46 540 W 136th St., Carmel Bay Area
0272 Clay Northwest 2 – David Klingensmith Admin. Building 3400 W 131st St. Carmel Sign Shop