Phillip Allen Edwards is running for Milton, Indiana Town Council, At Large as a Republican candidate in the 2023 general election.
The Western Wayne News asked candidates in contested races for the Nov. 7 general election the same nine questions.
- What are two specific reasons you decided to run for this office? (100 words or less.)
- If elected/re-elected, what are your top three priorities for your time in office? (150 words or less.)
- What are two specific skills you would bring to the office to benefit constituents, if elected/re-elected? (100 words or less.)
- What’s one aspect of the government body you’re seeking to join or lead that you think is working well and should continue? (100 words or less.)
- What’s one aspect of the body you’re seeking to join or lead that you think needs to change, and what specific action(s) would you pursue to change it? (100 words or less.)
- Will you accept the results of the election process even if you are not elected/re-elected? (50 words or less.)
- Beyond encouraging attendance at public meetings, how do you plan to involve residents in decision making processes that the office you seek is a part of? (100 words or less.)
- If you received a $5 million grant to improve our community any way you wanted, what would you do with it and why? (150 words or less.)
- Any other comments you’d like to share about your candidacy? (150 words or less.)
Candidates were given a month’s time to respond with a firm deadline. We share their answers, unedited from their original form, here and in our print editions.
For full election coverage, visit the Western Wayne News 2023 Election Guide.
Reasons: I am running because I would like to continue to serve the town and work towards our goals for the town.
Priorities: If re-elected my goals are sidewalk renewal, removal of existing lead pipes in our water system and sewage system.
Skills: I enjoy working with fellow towns people and the council.
Working well: Lines of communication with members of the town.
Needs changing: I would like to continue to be more transparent in our meetings.
Accepting results: I will gladly accept whatever the outcome of the election and feel the voters should decide who they want on council.
Involving residents: I’d like to see more surveys to have a greater insight as to what the public is interested in keeping or changing.
$5 million: As stated earlier the removal of lead water pipes and improvement of our sidewalks as well as a new playground and equipment for our youth.
Other: I’ve enjoyed the last four years working with some great people in council as well as the good people of our town. I’m proud of our town and looking forward to moving on with our work.
A version of this article
appeared in the October 4 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.