DAVE MORRIS, City Council At-Large
Married to: Julie Morris on June 10, 1989
Children: Carrie Collins, Kris Morris, Jason Podell, Kari Morris, Kolin Podell, Eli Morris, and
Attended School: Tipton, St. Vincent, Columbia Middle School, and graduated from
Logansport High School in 1973. Attended college at both Purdue University and IUK, where I
studied finance and accounting.
Worked at the Logansport Post Office as a city letter carrier along with my wife where we both retired after more than 30 years on May 2, 2014.
Member of Cross-Wind UMC, former lay leader and Upward Soccer Ministry Director.
Volunteer experiences: Coordinator of the annual letter carrier food drive, Fuller House Foundation volunteer, participated in numerous mission trips to places like New Orleans, Pascagula, Henderson, and more importantly local places like Emmaus.
These volunteer experiences gave me the desire to run for Ward 1 City Councilman in 2015. My thought was; what better to way to serve the community I love. I have been fortunate to be elected in 2015, 2019 and 2023 as City Council At-Large.
As I reflect on what I have been fortunate enough to be a part of accomplishing in these years as a councilman, here are just a few that come to mind.
1) Conversion of all the city street lights to LED. Which saves the city over $100,000 a year.
2) Recently worked with our financial consultants and Utility Superintendent Greg Toth to help initiate the residential lead line replacement program which is currently free to any homeowner that has signed up due to our successful grant application.
3) Council working with the USB to find a new electric power supplier in 2019, which lowered all consumer electric rates and have remained unchanged since that time.
4) Was part of the local group that worked with Crestline to successfully build 32 new homes, the Revere Homes, which are scattered around town on lots that had been part of the blight elimination program.
5) Supported the development of the Lexington Village which is currently under development for the addition of possibly 52 new homes.
6) I have been a member of the Finance Committee since 2016 and am currently the Chairman. I have assisted 2 administrations with our yearly city budgets. Recently, our finances were evaluated by the S & P for the purpose of acquiring a bond for the Lexington Village Development. The S & P gave the city an A rating which they said for a community like Logansport was excellent.
7) The Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) was part of the group that worked on this and all the challenges that were encountered but eventually led to the restoration of 7 of our downtown businesses.
8) Worked with all department heads to provide them with the necessary equipment to run their department efficiently.
To summarize I will just reflect on the fact that I have tried to live up to my initial commitment 8 years ago to serve the community that elected me. I thought I would be satisfied to walk away at the end of this term, but as the time has drawn near, I have come to realize that I'm not ready. I would like to continue to serve Logansport. I am running for council at large with the hope that my record on the council will get me reelected by the entire city.
SUZY WAMSLEY, City Council At-Large
I have lived in Logansport my entire life. I graduated from Logansport High School and was I was raised in a family of ten. My dad was a truck driver for Courier Newson and my mom started her own drapery business.
I have worked in a local law office for my brother Jim Brugh for 38 years. I have served on the Board of the YMCA for six years. While serving as board president, the Y had a capital campaign raising over three million dollars for a complete renovation of the facility. The Y is now housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in Logansport and will serve adults and children for decades to come.
Logansport’s rivers and trails are a great quality of life asset which we need to continue to maintain and improve.
Our local housing dilemma continues to be a problem and while progress is being made, we need to continue to pursue local housing for all income levels.
As a council member I will educate myself and others regarding all ongoing projects. I will always have the community's best interests front and center as I work with local citizens to make us all proud of the place we call home.
Hayley Zinsmaster, Logansport City Council Ward 4
"I am honored to be able to serve on the Logansport City Council. I have enjoyed watching Logansport grow and I am excited to be a part of the process."
Hayley was born and raised in Logansport to parents Vickie (Steve) Coplen and the later Don (Venetia) Zinsmaster. She graduated from Logansport High School in 2005 and once a Berry always a Berry! After graduating from University of Indianapolis, she returned to Logansport to accept a teaching position at Landis Elementary School. She has taught special education, second grade and now first grade. She enjoys crafting, shopping and traveling.
SCOTT PEATTIE, City Council Ward 5
I am a Democrat because I am a blue collar worker and former union member. Since President Franklin Roosevelt, Democrats have worked to better the lives of people like me. I've been fortunate to have worked and served with some great Democrats, including three term mayor Gene Monahan.
Since joining the City Council, I've been honored to be a part of improving Logansport by supporting businesses and our city departments. I've led efforts to reduce littering at Riverside Park and Logan Tire. I worked with the Logansport Police Department and the Department of Natural Resources to increase patrols and curb littering along the the Eel River. As a result, littering citations have been drastically reduced.
I retired from Logansport Municipal Utilities after 33 1/2 years. My free time is dedicated to the City Council, Emmaus Mission Center, and working as security at Purdue Athletics. The rest is spent fishing.
STEVE CLARY, Eel Township Advisory Board
As an Eel Township Advisory Board member, I've helped review budget items and claims. As a board, we help make and approve of expenditures and donations.
I feel I relate to the Democratic Party the most because it represents the roll-up-your-sleeves and get the job done attitude. Democrats focus on the needs of the people of this country and are not afraid of the fight it may take to meet those needs.
Treasurer for the Cass County Area Retired Teachers Association. (CCARTA)
-Being a grandpa!
-Avid Purdue basketball fan; season tickets for 30
-Avid LHS sports fan: Announcer/Scorekeeper for all boys/girls' soccer matches.
-Scorekeeper for all boys/girls' basketball games.
-WSAL announcer for all baseball games.
-Play pickleball and wallyball weekly.
"We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future."
- Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representative