Lisa Spence, an Indiana State University administrator, has filed as a candidate for an open seat on the Vigo County Council in 2019.
Spence is the third candidate to file, joining former state Rep. Clyde Kersey and Rick Burger, a district manager for Duke Energy and former Vigo County Council president.
The at-large seat opened when Democrat Brendan Kearns, vice president (president pro tem) of the council, was elected Nov. 6 to the District 1 seat on the Vigo County Board of Commissioners.
Spence is associate vice president for academic affairs and chief information officer at ISU. Other public roles include 2018 presidency of the Vigo County Taxpayers Association, secretary of the board of overseers for the Swope Art Museum and membership in Citizens for Better Government in Vigo County.
"I know I will have a lot to learn about council processes, but I hope we continue to improve communications and collaboration in our local government," Spence said in a news release issued Tuesday. "... The more people understand about the decisions and the issues we face, the more they provide informed input to council members and other government leaders who have to make those decisions on behalf of taxpayers and citizens."
Democratic candidates have until 72 hours prior to the county party's 6 p.m. Dec. 4 party caucus at the Vigo County Annex to file a written notice of candidacy.