Local Republicans have chosen a new City Councilman for Columbus
David Bush was chosen Saturday by a caucus of Bartholomew County Republican leaders in City Council District 3 to take the seat of Frank Jerome, who is resigning.
Bush’s family owns Bush Family Market, where he started work at a young age.
Bush said that the attended St. Peters Lutheran and Columbus East schools locally, before going to Purdue University. He returned to the community.
Bush owns Kenny Glass. He, his wife and their three children live in Sandy Hook Subdivision.
Party officials say that Bush was selected on the first ballot Saturday. Other candidates for the seat were Jon Padfield and Russ Polling Sr.
Glass says that he plans to seek election to a full term to the District 3 seat in next year’s election. He said he sought the appointment not because of any particular issue he wants to address, but because of a desire to serve. the community where he grew up.