Keller is the first to officially declare his candidacy for the office.
Martinsville, Ind. – Martinsville businessman and City Council member Chip Keller officially declares his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Martinsville in the 2019 election. A life-long resident of Martinsville, Keller is well-known as the owner of Keller’s Office Supply on Main Street and as a public servant and active community member.
Keller’s background as a CPA and his experience in successfully operating a small business for the past 20 years, combined with his years of service on the Martinsville City Council, Martinsville Redevelopment Commission, Morgan County Economic Development Corporation and Citizens Bank Board of Directors make him a worthy candidate to handle the challenges the City will face as we move into the future.
Keller cites several reasons as motivating factors in his decision to pursue the office. Among them are the opportunities presented by the construction of I-69, the continuing revitalization of Martinsville’s historic downtown, and his own passion for targeted economic development that will improve the community for both residents and visitors.
“Public service is something I am very passionate about, and after raising my family in this community, I feel now is the appropriate time to contribute and give back to the great city I call home. While I respect and love our city’s rich history and traditions, we must now lean forward into the future and look for ways to fund our continued growth and attract more young families and new high-quality jobs to Martinsville. I want to make sure Martinsville is the kind of place our children will want to live and work one day. As your fellow citizen and as a candidate for Mayor, it is my goal to promote ideas and initiatives that will create a better city for today, tomorrow, and for years to come.”
Citizens interested in learning more about Keller’s position on the issues facing the City of Martinsville are invited to visit ChipKeller.com.