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Megan Sheets files for city council at-large

ENTERING THE RACE: Surrounded by family and friends, Megan Sheets files her declaration of candidacy Tuesday morning in the clerk's office.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

Megan Sheets entered the race for one of two at-large Frankfort City Council seats by filing her declaration of candidacy Tuesday morning at the clerk's office.

Joined by campaign chairman Mark Mitchell, campaign treasurer Dean Huddleston and a group of family and friends, Sheets officially became a Republican primary candidate for city council at-large.

Sheets decided to run for city council soon after learning that longtime councilman Jim Moyer was not seeking a ninth term.

“I had been on the outskirts of politics my whole adult life, helping friends and family in their political campaigns,” Sheets said. “In doing so, I have worked with Mark Mitchell and Wanda Mitchell and so forth.”

Sheets says it was Wanda who suggested that she give running for city council some thought.

"I value her opinion, but I also wanted to do my due diligence and make sure,” Sheets said. “I felt a calling to step in. I talked with Jim Moyer, and he told me about the position some more. With my background professionally and personally in the community, I thought it would be a good fit.

“My main agenda is maintaining the momentum that our mayor (Chris McBarnes) has put forth in our community,” she added. “I want to be part of the continued progress and growth in Frankfort – of course, doing it fiscally responsibly.”

Currently a payroll specialist for Community Schools of Frankfort, Sheets is also a Clinton County Community Foundation board member and a Humane Society of Clinton County board member. She has served on numerous community boards in the past, is a former executive director of the United Way of Clinton County and a past president of both Zonta and Rotary. In 1988, she was bestowed a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Gov. Robert Orr.

“I have worked with taxpayer dollars. I have worked with philanthropic dollars, and I have also worked with the needs of the community,” Sheets said. “I think that is a fit in this regard.

“I look forward to the process,” she added. “I look forward to any questions or concerns that the citizens of Frankfort may have. It is just a unique and new opportunity for me.”

Moyer, the Clinton County Republican committee chairman, is pleased with the number and quality of candidates who have filed to fill the at-large seats on the city council.

“We have a very good group of candidates for the primary,” Moyer said. “Whichever one comes out on top in the primary, we will support 100 percent in the general. I am encouraged by the people who are filing because I think they are all good candidates. I don't think we can go wrong with whoever comes out.”