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.
Geist and Fishers Polling Places
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3.
0301 Delaware 01 – Harrison Parkway Elementary Gym 14135 Harrison Pkwy Fishers
0302 Delaware 02 – Harrison Parkway Elementary Gym 14135 Harrison Pkwy Fishers
0303 Delaware 03 – Fishers City Hall 1 Auditorium Municipal Dr Fishers Auditorium
0304 Delaware 04 – Delaware Township Community Center Ballroom 9094 E 131st st Fishers
0305 Delaware 05 – Delaware Township Community Center Ballroom 9094 E 131st St Fishers
0306 Delaware 06 – Fishers City Hall Auditorium 1 Municipal Dr Fishers
0307 Delaware 07 – Trinity Wesleyan Church 9709 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis
0308 Delaware 08 – River Glen Country Club Banquet Hall 12010 Clubhouse Dr Fishers
0309 Delaware 09 – Christ’s Community Church Worship Area/Gym 13097 Allisonville Rd Fishers
0310 Delaware 10 – Fishers City Hall 1 Auditorium Municipal Dr Fishers
0311 Delaware 11 – Delaware Township Community Center Fishers Ballroom 9094 E 131st St
0312 Delaware 12 – Riverside Intermediate School LGI 11014 Eller Rd Fishers
0313 Delaware 13 – Trinity Wesleyan Church 9709 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis
0314 Delaware 14 – River Glen Country Club 12010 Banquet Hall Clubhouse Dr Fishers
0315 Delaware 15 – Lantern Road Elementary Gym 10595 Lantern Rd Fishers
0316 Delaware 16 – Riverside Intermediate School LGI 11014 Eller Rd Fishers
0317 Delaware 17 – Harrison Parkway Elementary Gym 14135 Harrison Pkwy Fishers
0318 Delaware 18 – Christ’s Community Church Worship Area/Gym 13097 Allisonville Rd Fishers
0319 Delaware 19 – Hoosier Road Elementary Gym 11300 E 121st St Fishers
0320 Delaware 20 – Fishers City Court 3 Municipal Dr Court Room Fishers
0321 Delaware 21 – Trinity Wesleyan Church 9709 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis
0322 Delaware 22 – Delaware Township Community Center 9094 E 131st St Fishers
0323 Delaware 23 – Ben & Ari’s 13875 Trade Center Dr Fishers Club House
0324 Delaware 24 – Lantern Road Elementary Gym 10595 Lantern Rd Fishers
0325 Delaware 25 – Fishers City Hall Auditorium 1 Municipal Dr Fishers
0401 Fall Creek 01 – HSE Junior High Auxiliary Gym 12278 N Cyntheanne Rd Fishers
0402 Fall Creek 02 – Fishers Junior High School Auxiliary Gym 13257 Cumberland Rd Fishers
0403 Fall Creek 03 – Parish Life Center Gym @ Geist 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0404 Fall Creek 04 – Parish Life Center Gym @ Geist 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0405 Fall Creek 05 – Fall Creek Township Office Community Room 11595 Brooks School Rd
0406 Fall Creek 06 – New Hope Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 12550 Brooks School Rd
0407 Fall Creek 07 – Hoosier Road Elementary Gym 11300 E 121st St Fishers
0408 Fall Creek 08 – Parish Life Center @ Geist Gym 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0409 Fall Creek 09 – Lantern Road Elementary Gym 10595 Lantern Rd Fishers
0410 Fall Creek 10 – Parish Life Center @ Geist Gym 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0411 Fall Creek 11 – Fall Creek Junior Auxiliary Gym High 12001 Olio Rd Fishers
0412 Fall Creek 12 – New Hope Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 12550 Brooks School Rd Fishers
0413 Fall Creek 13 – Fishers Junior High Auxilary Gym 13257 Cumberland Rd Fishers
0414 Fall Creek 14 – Life Church 9820 Family Room E 141st St Fishers
0415 Fall Creek 15 – Geist Elementary Gym 14051 E 104th St Fishers
0416 Fall Creek 16 – Hamilton Hills Baptist Church 10293 E 126th St Fishers
0417 Fall Creek 17 – Hamilton Hills Baptist Church 10293 E 126th St Fishers
0418 Fall Creek 18 – Christ the Savior Fishers Worship Center Lutheran Church 10500 E 126th St
0419 Fall Creek 19 – Brooks School Elementary Gym 12451 Brooks School Rd Fishers
0420 Fall Creek 20 – Fall Creek Junior High Auxiliary Gym 12001 Olio Rd Fishers
0421 Fall Creek 21 – Parish Life Center @ Geist Gym 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0422 Fall Creek 22 – Parish Life Center @ Geist Gym 10350 Glaser Way Fishers
0423 Fall Creek 23 – Fall Creek Wesleyan Church Foyer 11721 Olio Rd Fishers
0424 Fall Creek 24 – Brooks School Elementary Gym 12451 Brooks School Rd Fishers
0425 Fall Creek 25 – Christ the Savior Lutheran Church Worship Center 10500 E 126th St Fishers
0426 Fall Creek 26 – Geist Elementary Gym 14051 E 104th St Fishers
0427 Fall Creek 27 – HSE Intermediate & Junior High Auxiliary Gym 12278 N Cyntheanne Rd Fishers
0428 Fall Creek 28 – Fall Creek Township Office Community Room 11595 Brooks School Rd Fishers
0429 Fall Creek 29 – Lantern Road Elementary 10595 Lantern Rd Fishers Gym
0430 Fall Creek 30 – Geist Christian Church Hospitality Room 12756 Promise Rd Fishers
0431 Fall Creek 31 – The Promise Church Inside Right 12648 E 116th St. Fishers
0432 Fall Creek 32 – Sand Creek Intermediate Gym 11550 E 131st St Fishers
0433 Fall Creek 33 – Sand Creek Intermediate Gym 11550 E 131st St Fishers
0434 Fall Creek 34 – Fall Creek Junior High Auxiliary Gym 12001 Olio Rd Fishers
0435 Fall Creek 35 – Geist Elementary Gym 14051 E 104th St Fishers
0436 Fall Creek 36 – Life Church 9820 E 141st St Fishers
0437 Fall Creek 37 – The Chateau of Britton Falls Ballroom 13079 Del Webb Pkwy Fishers