COLUMBUS, Ind. — Daniel Spartz had long wanted to play a more active role in his community, and he said now is the right time, personally and professionally, for him to seek a seat on Columbus City Council.
A Republican, Spartz filed Friday for the District 3 seat.
Spartz, a respiratory therapist, is director for ambulance, pulmonary and protective services at Columbus Regional Hospital.
“As a health care professional, it has always been a passion of mine to connect with the customers we serve on all levels,” Spartz said.
“I feel the same desire at this time as it relates to connecting with and understanding the concerns and desires of the community.”
If elected, Spartz said he would work to get out in the community and listen to questions and concerns of residents.
“My professional career has allowed me to focus on current process redesign, and I feel that this experience would be extremely beneficial in dealing with the tough decisions that the community is currently facing,” Spartz said.
He added that his personal vision for the city is to make certain that services are of the highest quality while also being efficient and as effective as possible.
Spartz and his wife, Nancy, have lived in Columbus for 18 years. They have three children, Adam and Ryan Spartz and Nicole Niewedde, and two grandchildren, who all live in the Columbus area.