Township trustees in Indiana are elected to four-year terms and serve as the township executive.

A chief function of the trustee is to maintain township records, receive and pay out township funds and administer township assistance to residents.

The trustee must keep written record of official proceedings and file annual reports and yearly budget requests. Along with the trustee, the voters also elect the township advisory boards, each of which have three members.



Saluda Township



Eston Smith

Party: Democrat

Age: 64

Address: 6557 S. Saluda Paynesville Rd., Hanover

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 866-4178, cell (812) 801-1999 

Education: Graduate of Southwestern

Current, past employment: Grote Industries, Inc. for 45 years

Other relevant experience: Extensive experience in management and cost avoidance

Family members: Wife Barbara; three children; and six grandchildren

Memberships: President of Chelsea Jubilee Association; Board Member Mt. Zion Cemetery; Best Practices Committee: Center of Strategy Cincinnati Ohio



Ruby Taylor Wehner

Party: Democrat

Age: 77

Address: 7345 S. Taylor Rd., Lexington

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 866-1400

Education: Saluda High school; some college

Current, past employment: Saluda Township trustee for past four years; made improvements to township park.

Other relevant experience: Owned and operated businesses

Family members: Husband, Gerald Wehner; children, Joe Lock, Paula York, Tom Lock, Jerry Lock; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Memberships: N/A



Madison Township



Becky Anderson

Party: Democrat 

Age: 52

Address: 2859 Basswood Drive, Madison

Contact: (812) 701-9461; beckyandersonj@aol.com

Education: 1980 Graduate of Madison High School; Bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Indiana University; master of science degree in mental health counseling; licensed mental health counselor in the State of Indiana 

Employment: Community services director for Turning Point since 2007; taught at Ivy Tech Community College from 1996- 2007; worked at Hickory Creek Nursing Facility as social services director 2006-2007; owner of Weddings and Prom since 1990

Family Members: Son, Erik; daughter, Rachel  

Memberships: Tri Kappa Sorority; Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where I am active in music ministries; Community Advisory Board for the Madison Correctional Facility and the Madison Juvenile Facility; Coalition Against Substance Abuse, where I currently serve as Vice- President; Child Protective Team with the Department of Child Services; past board member of the Jefferson County Human Society, and St. Vincent de Paul Society and a 10-year member of 4-H. During college, I was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development and social opportunities for college students. 



Patrick Heitz

Party: Democrat

Age: 60

Address: 130 Elmhurst Drive, Madison

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 701-2007

Education: Graduate of Shawe Memorial High School; earned bachelors degree in sociology and public speaking and then MBA in marketing and management from Indiana University in Bloomington

Current, past employment: Heitz Sign Company 

Other relevant experience: Running a small business 

Family members: Sons, Chris and Luke; daughter Aimee  

Memberships: Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus, Prince of Peace Church, IU alum 



Dan Carter

Party: Republican

Age: 74

Address: 3535 N. Old State Road 62, Madison

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 273-2162 or (812) 599-3305

Education: Attended Morton College in Cicero, Ill., and majored in business

Current, past employment: Owner of Sears Hometown Store on Clifty Drive

Other relevant experience: Served as chairman of Jefferson County Republican Party for six years; served on Jefferson County Council for one term; served on advisory board for Madison Township. Longtime member of Madison Regatta, having served as executive director, president, race chairman and various other positions

Family members: Wife, Charlotte; two sons, Michael and Steve; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

Memberships: Caanan Masonic Lodge and North Madison Christian Church



Sharon Daghir

Party: Republican

Age: 71

Address: 217 E. Fourth St., Madison

Contacts: (phone, email): (812) 599-8592; sharondaghir@gmail.com

Education: Associate degree in accounting and administration procedures from Ivy Tech Community College; attended Indiana University Southeast, Hanover College, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Junior College.

Current, past employment: current accountant at MPS Printing Inc, former owner and operator of the H & R Block Income Tax franchise in Madison and Carrollton, owner of Madison Professional Services Accounting Business, manager of Hallmark Card Store and owner of Daghir Rental Properties and past employee of International Headquarters.

Other relevant experience: Extensive backing in accounting; tax auditing; supervised staff and office personnel and have had experience with wholesale and retail operations; budgeting experience.

Family members: Husband, David Daghir; son, Jeff Daghir; daughter, Becky Daghir-Wardzala; and three grandchildren.

Memberships: Madison Area Chamber of Commerce; Treasurer for Jefferson County Republican Women; Women's Giving Circle; Vestry member for Christ Episcopal Church; Jefferson County Historical Society, Civil War Roundtable; Red Hat Club and former member of Jefferson County Humane Society.



Barbara Disbro-Hysell

Party: Republican

Age: 56

Address: 4990 North Graham Road, Madison

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 701-0594; bjdisbro@gmail.com

Education: Milan High School, Ivy Tech Community College

Current, past employment: Chief deputy assessor for Jefferson County, Real Estate broker with Victoria House Realty, account executive for HSBC banking corporation and business owner in Madison

Other relevant experience: Treasurer for Republican Central Committee, level 3 assessor & appraiser

Family members: Husband, Randy; four children; and six grandchilren

Memberships: Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors; International Association of Assessing Office, Republican Women's Group, Phi Beta Psi Sorority and Kiwanis Club



Milton Township



Sharon Stevens

Party: Democrat

Age: 70

Address: 272 S. Brooksburg Main St., Madison

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 265-4290

Education: high school

Current, past employment: Substitute in caferia for Madison Consolidated Schools; worked for 40 years as insurance adjusters

Other relevant experience: Handling paperwork, legal claims and budgets as insurance adjuster

Family members: Son; one daughter; and three grandchildren

Memberships: None



Shannon Tilley

Party: Democrat 

Age: 39

Address: 190 S. Brooksburg High St., Madison

Contacts (phone, email): (812) 265-6797, shanlee32@gmail.com

Education: Trimble County High School Class of 1993; graduated magna cum laude from Ivy Tech Community College Class of 2009 with an associate degree of applied science in office administration with a legal specialty; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

Current, past employment: Currently employed at Jefferson County 911 communications as administrative assistant to the executive director; Hershberger Law Office as a legal assistant and Ivy Tech Community College as an evening coordinator.

Other relevant experience: Assist in managing a budget in excess of $800,000 at Jefferson County 911; grant writing experience.

Family members: Husband, Jack; two sons, Nick and Brennan; and granddaughter, Ruby.