Clyde Kersey may have walked away from his seat as State Representative, but he’s not walking away from politics just yet.
Kersey, a veteran Indiana legislator, has formally filed his candidacy to serve the remaining two years of the County Council term left by the resignation of Brendan Kearns who will become a Vigo County Commissioner on January 1st.
He recently just retired from serving as State Rep in the 43rd District of Indiana’s House of Represenatives, a seat he has held since 1997. Before that, he was member of the Vigo County Council from 1986-1997.
His work in education and labor and his easy going style made him one of the most popular legislators in the State House. His legislative committee memberships included Ways and Means, Labor, Education, Elections & Apportionment, Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation, and Statutory Committee on Ethics.
While on the Vigo County Council, he served on the 911 Emergency Committee, Vigo County Industrial Park Committee, and the West Central Indiana Economic Development Committee.
Kersey reflected on his time his time in the legislature.
“Those State House years were educational and enjoyable, but I look forward now to spending time with my friends and family here. That drive back and forth to Indianapolis gets pretty old. But I want to stay involved and I think I can do a lot to help the County Council put a positive image forward to attract jobs, to boost the economy and to make a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. We always do better when we work together. We live in a wonderful place. We need to do everything we can to raise the quality of life for everyone here. I think that includes being respectful and kind to each other.”