Jeffersonville City Councilman Matt Owen is
STILL Lone Candidate
With time winding down and not one real candidate from any party except for the Republicans, Councilman Owen will walk into the seat in the November 2018 General Election. Amazing.
I for one think Councilman Owen would do a good job representing us, so I'm not really that worried about it. It really does paint an interesting picture of the local democratic party though, that a viable candidate cannot be found to run for a seat they have held for so many years.
The reality is that Councilman Owen has been at this for several months already including hosting fund raisers. He has been very successful in citywide campaigns while also establishing a record within elected office. He has the local and state party support as well as the Governor. Once the numbers come out from the Secretary of State's Office, my bet is we will see that Matt has already raised at least half of what is needed to run a strong campaign. Based on the average amount raised per campaign for this district since 2000, the goal would be around $27,000.
What does all that mean? If a Democrat is going to jump on this and be successful in November, they needed to do it yesterday in my opinion.