Two Democrats file for council

Two local Democrats who have never held public office have filed for Columbus City Council seats.

Nancy Hoover, 74, has filed for the District 3 seat currently held by Republican David Bush.

Michael Schoumacher has filed for the District 4 seat held by Republican Frank Miller.

Hoover formerly taught at Northside (Jr. High) Middle School and Columbus East High School, where she founded theater programs. After earning a doctorate from the University of Louisville, she served as a community college interim president and provost in Kentucky and Florida. Hoover also served in a variety of leadership posts with several nonprofits in both states dealing with education, health, the homeless and social justice. She returned to Bartholomew County in 2017.

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Schoumacher, 31, is a product development quality leader at Cummins, Inc., with a bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a master’s of business administration from Indiana University.

Friday will be the last day for a Republican or Democrat to file a declaration of candidacy to run in the primary.