NAME: Ronald D. Brogan
OFFICE SOUGHT: Clark County Council At Large
CITY OF RESIDENCE: Jeffersonville
POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Campaign worker
FAMILY:Parents were John W. “Jack” Brogan, Buffalo, NY and Geneva Furnish Brogan, Henryville, Indiana. Jack and Geneva met while teaching at Jeff High, eloped, and married in New York City. Jack had been commissioned a U.S. Navy Ensign and left for WWII. Both taught their entire careers in the Jeff School system. They raised five children, all attended JHS. Beverly Brogan Linck and Kelly Brogan Fust and their families live in Charlestown. Ron and wife Darla, of over thirty years, have four grown children and six grandchildren. Son Charles Cahill and his two sons, Mat and Josh, live and attend school in Jeffersonville.
RELATED PERTINENT EXPERIENCE:
Substantial, executive budgetary experience. I have had to manage my own business budget. As a former bank president and commercial loan executive, I have been directly involved with budgets as large or larger than the county's.
WEBSITE (IF APPLICABLE): Facebook: Ron Brogan; email: email@example.com
WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE?
We are in difficult times.Maybe a critical turning point. Instead of remaining a bystander, I would be honored to help serve the community in which I have lived as both a boy and now, as a senior citizen. I believe that I have the proven leadership skills, business experience, educational background and commitment to serve as your fiscally responsible servant for the future of Clark County.
WHAT QUALIFICATONS OR SKILLS WOULD YOU BRING TO THIS OFFICE
Leadership: US Naval Captain (Ret.)/ Naval Intelligence; community bank president/ regional bank executive; national and local service organization. Experience: Over 30 years of government experience; owner of local commercial real estate brokerage; commercial lending/business development. Education: Jeffersonville High School '64; Hanover College '68 BA Degree in Economics; Indiana University '72- MBA Degree in Finance.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING THIS OFFICE AND HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS IT IF ELECTED?
Matching expenses equally with revenues (and vice-versa). Simply said; much more difficult to do. A balanced, approved budget by the Department of Local Government Finance is a must.
HOW DO YOUPLAN TO MANAGE THE COUNTY'S EXPENSES ON THE BUDGETS BEING APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE?
Departments must continue to reduce expenses through efficiency and innovation. I believe there is always a better way- a more efficient way- of doing anything.
DO YOU THINK IT IS NECESSARY TO INCREASE THE COUNTY'S REVENUE? IF SO, WHAT ARE SOME OPTIONS FOR RAISING THE REVENUE THE COUNTY IS BRINGING IN?
Revenues can be increased---no matter how small. Council and departments must be open to new or expanded methods of revenues. For example, additional/ increased fee income for services.
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF MANDATES IF THE COUNTY IS UNABLE TO COVER ITS EXPENSES AGAIN? WHY OR WHY NOT?
No, except only for the immediate loss of major county services. Mandates may provide “needed” revenues for just one department or area in the department. These revenues must come from other budgeted items that would not be to the overall best interest of our county.
NAME: Ronald D. Brogan
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