Dave Hurst Seeking Re-election

Jasper- Dave Hurst has announced his intention to seek the 2023 Democratic nomination for re-election to the District 4 Jasper Common Council, a seat he has held since 2016. 

Prior to sitting on the council he served on the Bainbridge Township  Advisory Board and the Jasper City Utility Board. 

In announcing his decision to run for re-election, Hurst stated he’s a lifelong  resident of Jasper and believes it’s the best city in which to live, work and raise a  family. “I want to continue helping Jasper make improvements on infrastructure,  buildings and programs. I enjoy working with constituents on issues both within  and outside my District. I am retired so have the time and flexibility to be  available when needed.” Hurst also states there is only so much money available  which means the council has a duty to the taxpayers and has to work together to  decide where it should be spent. The local low unemployment rate poses a  challenge to local businesses to fill open positions and keep them filled. We need  to make Jasper an attractive and financially secure place to keep our young  citizens here and draw others. We completed the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center  and Riverfront work but there is more to do. The work around the Court House  square is underway. 

Hurst is a graduate of Jasper High School and Vincennes University-Jasper with a  degree in Business Management. He is retired after working 44 years in the local  woodworking industry in various capabilities related to selling, servicing, and  managing accounts. 

He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church as well as the Loyal Order of the  Moose, American Legion, VFW Auxiliary and Jasper Knights of Columbus where he  served on the Columbian Home Association Board of Directors for a number of  years. He currently serves on the Jasper Gas Utility Sub-Committee. 

Hurst wants to continue serving the citizens of Jasper as he has for the past 8  years. 

He lives in Jasper with his wife, Suzanne. They have 2 grown children and 5  grandchildren.