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Local Politics

January 28, 2014

Bradshaw sworn in to Ingalls Town Council

INGALLS — The Ingalls Town Council has another new member as the second member has resigned in the span of four months.

Russ Willis, chairman of the Madison County Republican Party, said Chris Bradshaw has been named as the town's new councilman. Bradshaw will be replacing Cameron McLane who resigned from her seat on Dec. 23.

Willis said McLane resigned because of "philosophical differences with the other board members."

He said Bradshaw applied for the previous position when former council president Jack Stout resigned. When McLane's position opened up, Willis gave Bradshaw a call to see if he was interested.

"I thought he would make a good candidate for the platform," Willis said. "And I had several other people tell me that as well."

Bradshaw's first official meeting was Monday. He said he walked away from the meeting feeling that he had a good grasp on how the town works and where it is heading.

"I think the plan they have is a good one," Bradshaw said. "It's a plan for slow growth. We want to grow but also keep the small-town feel."

Bradshaw said he has lived in Ingalls for some time with his family and felt called to give back in some way. He is a youth leader at his local church and also serves as a deacon.

He said those positions have made him comfortable digesting information and making decisions about the future of an entity, whether it be a church body, youth group or a town.

One of the largest issues before the town is the matter of annexation. Ingalls plans on holding a public meeting on Feb. 24 to discuss the possibility of annexing land north of Interstate 69, including the Pilot Station. That land is also in the sights of Lapel and Anderson.

Bradshaw said he is looking forward to serving the town as best he can and working with the other four council members to make the town a place worth living in.

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB, or call 640-4847.

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