Lebanon Reporter

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May 7, 2014

Jacob not surprised by his close victory

Steve Jacob, Whitestown, the incumbent president of the Boone County Council, edged Jon “Chip” Cravens by 38 votes for the District 4 Republican nomination.“Chip is a long-time acquaintance,” Jacob said in a telephone interview. “He’s a very popular person; the closeness of the race didn’t surprise me.”“He’s a really good guy,” Jacob said.

Jacob is seeking his fourth term on the council. No Democrat ran in the primary, but Jacob could face opposition in the November general election.

He’ll emphasize the fiscal responsibility of the council if there is a fall campaign, Jacob said.“I think our county council as a whole has maintained an excellent reputation as being taxpayer-friendly, fiscally prudent, and fair-minded with all the office holders and the taxpayers,” Jacob said.“We have been keeping the balance between lower tax revenues and maintaining services,” he said.A call to Cravens had not been returned at press time. District Four includes Center Township precincts 5 and 16; Eagle Township precincts 5, 6, 10, 13,19 and 20; and all of Harrison, Perry, Union and Worth townships.

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