Hi! My name is Chuck Freiberger and I am running for Indiana State Senator in District 46. I am very excited about this opportunity to serve District 46 in Indianapolis. My experience in local politics makes me a great candidate for this position. I have 12 years of experience on the Floyd County Council and 13 years of experience as County Commissioner. I understand that the decisions made at the state level directly affect us at the local level in government and in our schools. The Republican leadership has taken millions of dollars away from our local schools. My opponent has voted with his super-majority Republican leadership in decreasing working men and women’s salaries in Indiana and supporting the decrease in funds for public education. Workers in Indiana are receiving 9% less dollars in salary than the national average. The unemployment rate in Indiana is 8.3 while the national average is 7.3 in 2013. In the New Albany/Floyd County Schools the revenue received this year for the school system’s general fund does not come close to the revenue received back in 2010. I believe it is the same as the Clark County schools as well. We are four years behind in revenues. I believe public schools are more important than what the Republican leadership believes. I want to go to Indianapolis and work with our state leaders and our local schools and government leaders in making communication between state and local leaders better. Cooperation is so important and we are not getting it now.
My opponent has let the Kentucky and Indiana leaders put tolls on the bridges which will cause Indiana residents to pay the bulk of the bill. This is especially true for Clark County residents. Tolls will drastically affect downtown businesses as well. My opponent has also voted to decrease Indiana disabled veterans benefits for their children and then sponsored a bill to give veterans from out of state in state tuition to Indiana schools. I believe District 46 needs better representation than what we are receiving.
District 46 includes all of Floyd County as well as southern sections of Clark County including the cities of Jeffersonville and Clarksville.
Above is a map of District 46, Including All of Floyd County
And Jeffersonville & Clarksville in Clark Co., Indiana.