Republican Rick Berry is seeking re-election after his first term as clerk-treasurer. He served eight years on the Madison City Council, four years of which as president. Berry has also been a member of the Police Commission, Police Merit Board and Tourism Board. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Friends of Shawe and Pope John program. He graduated from Shawe Memorial High School in 1974 and has a degree in sociology from Franklin College.

Democrat Phil Mullins has been president of the Hanover College Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the Madison Chamber and Economic Development and the Hanover College Community Leaders Council, a committee designed to strengthen the relationship between the college and the City of Madison. Mullins is the president/owner of the Windward International travel management company and the Madison Milton Ferry. Mullins has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hanover College and a master’s in the same field from Ball State University.

MADISON City Council

District 1

Republican Patrick Thevenow has served on the Madison Township Advisory Board since January. He has served on multiple boards outside Madison, including the Contemporary Longrifle Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the non-profit Syrian refugee aid organization Special Emergency Response and Assistance. He is self-employed in real estate investment and property management in Madison. Thevenow graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 2008, has bachelors degrees in history and anthropology from Butler University and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Chicago.

Democrat Jan Vetrhus has been serving the remainder of an interim city council term since August 2018 after Dan Hoffman’s death. She is also a member of the council’s Public Video Service Board and Traffic Committee. She is on the board of Cornerstone Society and is president of the historic Eleutherian College Board. Vetrhus chaired the city’s Bicentennial Committee, served on the LifeSpring Health Systems Board, volunteered with the Jefferson County History Center and has been active with the Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County. She has a bachelor’s degree in classical Greek from Concordia Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She ran for mayor in 2015.

Independent Derek Hughes wants to appy lessons she learned working at Arvin Sango and the North Vernon Industry Corporation to city government. Hughes graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 2013 and has bachelor’s degrees in political science and psychology from Northern State University in North Dakota.

District 2

Republican Amanda Creech has worked with the public in the Jefferson County Assessor’s Office for more than 10 years. A certified Level 3 asessor/appraiser, she graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 2008.

Democrat Brad Wood is director of operations at River Valley Resources. Wood has also worked as a case manager at Community Mental Health Care in Switzerland County, been involved in the Ulster Project and Jefferson County Community Corrections and worked as part of the Indiana Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps focusing on K-12 initiatives. He has a bachelor’s degree in international and community development from Indiana Wesleyan University and certifications in alcohol and drug addiction counseling and offender workforce development.

District 3

Republican Lucy Datillo has served as president of the Madison Main Street and the Visit Madison board of directors. She also has been part of the Milton-Madison Bridge Stakeholders Committee; Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew Committee; Ulster Project board of directors, Branding Leadership Team for the city and Madison Chautauqua. Datillo graduated from Shawe Memorial High School.

Democrat Derma Smith has been a councilman since 2016. He has worked with the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation as well as the Police Merit Board and Health and Safety Committee of the council. He has served on the Englishton Park Board of Directors, Madison Township Advisory Board and Lide White Boys and Girls Club, of which he is a past president.

District 4

Republican Katie Hosier-Rampy is seeking her first full term on city council.Since September 2017, she has been filling the unexpired term of Troy Morgan after his resignation. She now serves on the city’s Plan Commission and the 911 Communications Administration Board. She earned a degree in legal administration and a master’s in paralegal from Ball State University.

Democrat Thomas Sedam is a self-described “jack of all trades.” He drove a cab for 15 years, worked in construction, twice served as president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Madison and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion for 24 years. Sedam is retired, but works in the Big Oaks Wildlife Refuge for the National Able Network, an organization that tries to nurture lifelong learning while building bridges between education, training and career readiness, and between workforce and economic development.

District 5

Republican Curtis Chatham was for 15 years on the Madison AAU Basketball Board, for two on the Madison Regatta Board and was sports coordinator for the City of Madison Parks Department. He was also on the Indiana AAU Board for 11 years and now is on the Lide White Boys & Girls Club board. He is the Madison branch manager of Industrial Supply Company (formerly VISCO), where he manages a team of 10 people. He was formerly a project administrator for Gaylor Electric in Jeffersonville, where he was responsible for payroll, purchasing, contract administration, contract closure, change orders and accounts receivable.

Democrat Darrell Henderson is an incumbent counciman at-large seeking re-election after two years on city council and the Zoning Appeals Board. Henderson was a member of the Madison City Plan Commission for 24 years and also served on the Board of Public Works. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1965 and has always lived and worked in Madison.


Republican Jim Bartlett has been on both the RiverRoots and Ribberfest Boards and volunteered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, Madison Presbyterian Church and as a Boy Scout troop leader. Bartlett has also served as president over Pacesetter Aquatics in Jeffersonville and Southern Indiana AAU swimming. A 1974 Madison High School graduate, Bartlett has worked in the telephone and communication industry for 40 years. He is employed at Unified Technologies in Louisville.

Republican Joshua Wilber has years of experience on the Planning and Historic boards as well as the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Community Foundation, Girl’s Inc. and United Way. A director of human resources at Grote Undustries, Wilber also coaches cross country and track at Madison Consolidated High School. Wilber has a bachelor’s degree in human resources and a master’s of business and administration from Ball State University.

Democrat David Alcorn is seeking his second term on City Council, but this time at large instead of District 2, which he has represented since 2016. Alcorn also has served on the city Plan Commission and chaired the New Projects Committee in his time on council. A sixth grade math teacher at Southwestern Junior High, Alcorn has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University and a master’s in elementary education from Indiana University Southeast.

Democrat Dan Dattillo is an incumbent councilman at-large who has served on a number of local boards and committees, including the city Finance Comittee, Health and Safety Committee, Public Video Service Board and Opioid Pain Management Committee. Datillo also served as acting mayor after Mayor Damon Welch’s death Sept. 25 until the Republican Party chose mayoral candidate Bob Courtney to serve the rest of the term. Datillo graduated from Shawe Memorial High School and has bachelor’s degrees in business and music from Marion University and master’s degrees in secondary education and psychology from Indiana University Southeast. Datillo is a guidance counselor with Southwestern Jefferson County Schools.



Republican Keith Mefford is the self-employed owner of a construction company, HFP Management, who has spent his life in Jefferson County and graduated from Southwestern High School. He said he wants to “bring new energy” to Hanover town government, improve infrastructure, and update the town’s billing system, which only takes cash and checks, he said.

Democrat Donna Pettitt has held the office of clerk-treasurer for more than 20 years in addition to working with the Hanover Parks Department, Salvation Army Board, Hanover Order of the Eastern Star, Jefferson County Commission and Southwestern marching band as a volunteer. Pettitt also has been a troop leader for Cub Scout and Girl Scout packs and served as president of the Pilot Club of Madison. She is a graduate of Southwestern High School and worked in the automotive industry in accounting and bookkeeping.

Town Board

District 1

(all Unopposed)

Democrat Treva Shelton, an incumbent, is seeking re-election for her third term on Hanover Town Council. Shelton has served on the Jefferson County Animal Shelter Advisory Board, Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation, Public Video Service Board.

District 2

Democrat Kathi Scroggins, an incumbent, is seeking her fourth term on town council. She also has served on the Public Video Service Board and 911 Communications Administration Board.

District 3

Democrat Debbie Kroger, served 16 years on town council until she did not seek re-election in 2015. Kroger has served on the 911 Communications Administration Board, Jefferson County Plan Commission and worked as a campus safety officer at Hanover College.