Citizens of Shelbyville,
For the past 16 years, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of calling the city of Shelbyville home; it is also the place where my wife and I chose to raise our family.
As a 20 year veteran of the Indiana State Police; I’ve additionally had the distinct honor of serving the citizens of the State of Indiana as a public servant as well. This position requires collaboration with a variety of agencies in order to ensure the public safety, and has helped me realize that in order to progress we must work together.
My time as a detective has also reinforced many of the core values that I’ve always held dear as a young man growing up; values instilled in me by my parents to later be passed on to my children as well. Loyalty, Integrity and Respect are a few that immediately come to mind, but another that must not be overlooked is fiscal responsibility.
As a taxpayer, I feel that fiscal responsibility or being a “steward” of taxpayer dollars is what the public both demands and expects. Realizing that each dollar spent comes from a hardworking taxpayer is a critical aspect to consider.
The purpose of this letter is to share with you that although I am not a politician, I am someone who wishes to take his history and background of fiscal responsibility, integrity, collaboration and bring this level of public service to the citizens of Shelbyville.
I would like to take this opportunity to humbly announce my intent and desire to be elected as your next Shelbyville City Councilman for Ward 3. With your support, we can continue to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Shelbyville. I encourage those interested to follow my Facebook page at Coffey for city council or via email at Coffey4council@gmail.com.
Jeffrey A. Coffey, Candidate
Ward 3, Shelbyville City Council