FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kevin Summers, Police Captain and Former City Councilman, announces his candidacy for Howard County Commissioner.
In an email sent out to supporters earlier today, Kevin Summers announced his candidacy for Howard County Commissioner in the 2st district.
“I have served the community as a police officer for 18 years and a City Councilman for two terms. I also served on the school board for the Kokomo School Corporation. During my time as a Councilman, unemployment was brought down to the lowest levels in 15 years, we made investments in quality of life improvements all across our community, including Kokomo Municipal Stadium, a new YMCA, miles of bike and walking trails, and attracted dozens of new businesses. By working together, and always striving for a better way of conducting business, we were able to make government work for the people, become more efficient, and expand services. I wish to take that knowledge and experience to County Government.”
“For far too long Howard County Government has been conducting business as usual. In order to stay ahead of the curve in today’s world we must always be looking for new, innovative ideas for our most pressing challenges. Because of these reasons and my desire for public service, I announce my candidacy for Howard County Commissioner.”
In the email to supporters, Summers discussed how he will be focused on improving quality of life, attracting new businesses, and saving taxpayer money by taking a hard look at how Howard County Government operates.
Kevin Summers has been a Howard County resident for over 50 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Tammy, 33 years ago. They have raised their three children in Kokomo, and try to spend as much time as possible with their two (soon to be three) grandchildren. Summers was previously elected to the Kokomo City Council and the Kokomo School Board. He has served in the Kokomo Police Department for 18 years where he has been a DARE instructor and Supervisor of Traffic and Community Service.
Kevin’s depth and commitment to public service extends to many area non-profits. He served as the Vice-President of the Carver Community Center, on the Kokomo Traffic Commission, and as Vice- President of the Howard County Solid Waste District. Kevin enjoys mentoring area youth at UCT, Upward Basketball, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and during the Cops 4 Kidz Shopping program.