Cheryl Munson, an assistant scientist in IU’s anthropology department, will be officially appointed Friday to run in Sophia Travis’ place for the Monroe County Council. Travis, who suffered from a heart condition, died at about 11 p.m. Sept. 19 in her home on Fluck Mill Road.
Jill Schaffer, owner of Cactus Flower, could not speak of Sophia Travis without her voice choking and tears pooling in her eyes. Travis had been diagnosed with a heart condition, Schaffer said. A week and a half ago, Travis and her husband traveled to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to see specialists.
The campaigns announced that Democratic candidate Shelli Yoder, D-9th District, and Republican incumbent Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, will debate Oct. 23 at Franklin College in Johnson County, but are still deciding on a date for a second debate later in Harrison County.
Rep. Peggy Welch, D-60th District, signs a pledge to constituents to run a “clean campaign” 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at her campaign headquarters in Martinsville. Welch’s pledge outlines plans not to attack her opponent but to instead focus on her experience and future goals.