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Why I’m excited to raise my daughter in Carmel

This is a very special column because I’m happy to announce that on Dec. 4, 2018, my wife Nicole and I welcomed our first child into this world. She gave birth to a beautiful little girl we’ve named Madeline Elizabeth Aasen. Although it’s still very new, becoming a father changes everything.  Immediately I bonded with her and felt an instant con ...

Why I support the arts

I had a conversation the other day with a Carmel resident who was asking about why the City of Carmel spends so much on the arts. To them, the arts were a luxury and not worth spending a lot of public money. I patiently listened to her thoughts but I also shared my viewpoint. To me, spending on the arts is a way to invest in economic development. Com ...

New city council maps approved

The Carmel City Council voted on Monday Nov. 5 to approve a new map for the city council districts. I will be running in May 2019 to represent the southeast district of Carmel. The current councilor in that district, Jeff Worrell, has announced he will be running at large in 2019 since there will be a third at large position. All of the other incumbents on ...

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