Two incumbents, 3 challengers get Prince’s Lakes council nod

Two incumbents and three challengers prevailed Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for Prince’s Lakes Town Council.

Incumbents Bryan Tearman and Greg Nelson will be joined on the council by newcomers Lindsey Kelly, Kevin Harrison and Charlie Bourne.

The Republican nominees will move on to the Nov. 7 general election, when they’ll have an opportunity to secure their seats on the council. No Democrats have filed to run for office at this time, though the local party still has an opportunity to slate a candidate.

Nelson has served on the town council for nine years and was named council president in 2020. During his time in the office, the town has completed a sewer and water system upgrade. This year, a basketball court will be constructed in the park near the town council building, he said.

If reelected in November, Nelson hopes to expand the water lines and increase the number of fire hydrants to accommodate more people, a project he said the town has already applied for a grant for and is working with Camp Atterbury officials on. He also wants to increase recreational opportunities by expanding the town’s walking trails, he said.

Harrison has lived in Prince’s Lakes for 41 years and has served on town boards including the board of zoning appeals and the plan commission. He said the town’s zoning ordinance is outdated. Along with updating the zoning ordinance, his goals include replacing any water lines that are leaking and making sure the roads are paved properly.

Kelly has served as the town’s deputy clerk-treasurer and wants to serve in a new way. She said her top priorities are lowering water bills and making sure residents understand the calculations that go into the water and sewer rates. She also wants to make sure there is enough funding and support for the town’s police department.

Tearman, a one-year incumbent, currently serves as a supervisor for Duke Energy and said his three decades of experience in utilities can pay dividends for the town.

Tearman also said the town will benefit from the new basketball court being built this year at Town Hall Park and the town council also has a goal of lengthening a trail behind the town hall. If elected, Tearman said he would look to continue improvements in the town’s parks, including building a new playground and ballfields.

Bourne declined an interview in March, saying in an email he was going door-to-door to talk to people instead.


Prince’s Lakes Town Council

Lindsey Kelly: 19%

Bryan Tearman: 17%

Kevin Harrison: 15%

Gregory Nelson: 14%

Charlie Bourne: 12%

Anthony Giger: 11%

James Young: 7%

Richard Giger: 5%