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PANIC MODE SWEEPS ANDERSON CITY HALL

  • Mayor: Claims 3,000 New Jobs, Crime Down
  • FEDS: Unemployment Rate Up, Population Down, 10th Most Dangerous City
Anderson Mayor Kevin S. Smith (R)

Anderson Mayor Kevin S. Smith (R)

Facing an unexpected strong challenge from conservative Republican Heather Prophet, Anderson Mayor Kevin S. Smith has launched an all-out effort to win a third term. Smith’s campaign appears to have gone into panic mode in an attempt to address the issues raised by Prophet. Local residents have reported receiving Smith’s campaign literature, even though they live outside of Anderson’s city limits and cannot vote in the city election. READ MORE

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Art Pepelea 2013 Outburst
  • Exclusive video shows councilman’s minute-long rant

  • Audience bewildered at unexpected outburst

  • Pepelea remembered in 2011 for leading tribal group chant

Anderson City Councilman Art Pepelea (R), who has held the District 5 seat since 2004, lashed out at high school students in a 2013 video

Anderson City Councilman Art Pepelea (R), who has held the District 5 seat since 2004, lashed out at high school students in a 2013 video

The Madison County ALERT has obtained exclusive video of Anderson City Councilman Art Pepelea berating a group of high school students, then storming out of the room after a city council meeting in 2013 was delayed by six minutes.

Earlier in the evening, approximately 17 students representing city and private schools had been sworn in as newly appointed members of the Mayor’s Youth Commission. After a brief ceremony in the mayor’s office, the members planned to take their reserved seats in the city council chambers.

In an ALERT telephone interview READ MORE

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Road-to-City-Hall-2015-champion

Congratulations to Don Muckelbauer, the winner of the Madison County ALERT “ROAD to CITY HALL” fantasy voting tournament where YOU picked the winner!

In all, the tournament took in more than 500 votes with the Democratic underdog candidate taking home bragging rights and special recognition in receiving the coveted ALERT A.W.A.R.D. (ALERT’s Worthwhile Award of Recognition/Distinction).

Muckelbauer took an early lead and never looked back as he handily dispatched the Republican finalist Heather Prophet, 56 to 37. For a complete run-down of the match-ups and final scores, visit our Road to City Hall 2015 page.

The ALERT A.W.A.R.D.

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Prophet or Muckelbauer. Who would make the better mayor?
  • 5. Don Muckelbauer (D) 60%, 56 votes
    56 votes 60%
    60% of all votes
  • 2. Heather Prophet (R) 40%, 37 votes
    37 votes 40%
    40% of all votes
Total Votes: 93
Monday, April 6, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Smith or Prophet. Who would make the better mayor?
  • 2. Heather Prophet 74%, 78 votes
    78 votes 74%
    74% of all votes
  • 1. Kevin S. Smith 26%, 28 votes
    28 votes 26%
    26% of all votes
Total Votes: 106
Monday, March 30, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
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Chamberlain or Muckelbauer. Who would make the better mayor?
  • 5. Don Muckelbauer 69%, 38 votes
    38 votes 69%
    69% of all votes
  • 2. Rodney Chamberlain 31%, 17 votes
    17 votes 31%
    31% of all votes
Total Votes: 55
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
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  • Smith Reelection Campaign Summons Police after Seeing Homeowner’s Handiwork
  • City Official Apologizes for Unlawful Sign Slipup
  • Victim Sees No Difference between Smith, Ockomon
  • Two-Thirds of Mayor’s Salary Illegally Diverted from City Utilities

Political Sign ‘A Slap in the Face’

When Robert Walser came home from work to find a politician’s super-sized sign in his yard, “it felt like a slap in the face,” he told the Madison County ALERT.

A "Private Property No Trespassing" sign fails to deter a city official from erecting without permission a large sign in the yard of an Anderson resident.

A “Private Property No Trespassing” sign fails to deter a city official from erecting without permission a large sign in the yard of an Anderson resident.

Someone from Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith’s reelection campaign had erected a sign measuring 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall in Walser’s yard without permission. Walser pointed to his weathered “No Trespassing” sign in plain view and visible to anyone entering his property. He said he placed the sign there last year to discourage gang members from loitering while he is away from home.

As for the Kevin Smith political sign, “I feel embarrassed and humiliated by it. It’s the size of a small billboard,“ Walser said, who now opposes the embattled, non-consecutive two-term Anderson mayor seeking a third term. READ MORE

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Chamberlain or Broderick, Jr. Who would make the better mayor?
  • 2. Rodney Chamberlain 60%, 28 votes
    28 votes 60%
    60% of all votes
  • 3. Tom Broderick, Jr. 40%, 19 votes
    19 votes 40%
    40% of all votes
Total Votes: 47
Monday, March 23, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
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