Tuesday afternoon, Marshall County Republican Mike Burroughs filed to be re-elected to the position of Marshall County Commissioner, District #2.

Burroughs said it’s been a privilege to serve Marshall County for the past five years.  He also mentioned some of the work the county has completed during that time.  Projects include the renovation of the courthouse exterior, the construction of a new facility for the County Coroner that includes an autopsy room and storage for multiple bodies, continued work to maintain the 15-year-old county jail, and working with the county highway department to continue road and bridge improvements.  Burroughs said, “We have improved from an 85% failed road rating in 2015 to only a 31% failed rating today.  We are currently at a 69% average to good rating on those roads and we are not done!”

Currently, Mike Burroughs is the county’s representative on the MACOG policy board which has input into the planning and development of trails and roads with collaboration from INDOT for Marshall, St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Kosciuszko counties.  He is also a member of the U.S. 30 Coalition which he said, “will have an impact on the safety and economy of Marshall County with interchanges and crossroads.”  The coalition is currently looking at the interchange at State Road 10 and U.S. 31 in Argos with local leaders, the engineers, and INDOT to discuss the safest and least disruptive plan for that intersection. 

Burroughs said, “The solar project is a concern for the immediate future and my position is to protect the farmer’s right to do with his property whatever the current ordinances and zoning allow.  I am a supporter of individual rights to limit the amount of government intrusion into those rights whether it is health with the Blue Zones project, more recently discussed smoking in county-owned buildings, and now solar.”

Commissioner and candidate Burroughs said in closing, “I continue to be fair, honest, and open and humbly ask for your support.” 

At this time, Commissioner Mike Burroughs will be challenged in the May Primary for the Republican District 2 Commissioner seat by Steve Gorski and Adam Faulstich.   

Photo: left to right, Dr. Allison Garmon, Ella and Teagan Garmon, Sandy and Mike Burroughs.